Franck Gervais has joined group as CEO.

Currently 37 years of age, he has served as CEO of high-speed rail operator Thalys since May 2011.

Gervais began his career in 2001 at the public works authority for the Alpes-Maritimes region before joining the French Ministry of Public Works, Transport, Territorial Development, Tourism and Maritime Affairs. There, he held successive positions as a technical advisor responsible for transport and research, then as an advisor on social and budgetary issues.

In 2006, Gervais joined the SNCF Group as Chief of Staff for the Chairman and General Management. From January 2007 to December 2009, Gervais was in charge of the Transilien rail network in the northern and western areas of Ile-de-France. He then went on to the Eiffage Group in January 2010 as Director of Maritime and River Projects.

For Gervais, "joining is both an honour and a challenge. It is an honour to steer the leading company in French e-commerce and a challenge to set out the next steps in its development and to meet the high expectations of our 500,000 daily online visitors".

The role of CEO had been filled since 2011 by Yves Tyrode, who has been appointed Managing Director of Digital and Communications for SNCF Group.

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