Information published on 23 May 2017 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 549.

Belgium: Sophie Dutordoir appointed CEO of SNCB in March

Sophie Dutordoir has been CEO and Chair of the SNCB Management Board since 7 March 2017.

Sophie Dutordoir was born in Ghent, Belgium in 1962. A graduate in Roman philology and a holder of a degree in business and financial studies, she completed the CEDEP General Management course in Fontainebleau (France).

From 1984 – 1989 she was spokesperson for a number of ministers and advisor to the Prime Minister.

Having joined Electrabel (Engie) in 1990, Sophie Dutordoir acted successively as Director of Financial and Coporate Communications, Director of Marketing and Sales, and Member of the Executive Board.

In May 2007, Sophie Dutordoir was appointed Chair of the Executive Committee and CEO of Fluxys (quoted company, GRT gaz, LNG terminal), a role that she held until her return to Engie in January 2009 where she was appointed Managing Director and CEO and Chair of GDF Seuz Energy Benelux & Germany Division.

Sophie Dutordoir is an independent director of BNP Paribas Fortis and Valeo.

UIC congratulates Sophie Dutordoir on her recent appointment and wishes her every success in her new role.

(Source: SNCB)