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France: Appointments at SNCF - Mrs Rachel Picard succeeds Mrs Sophie Boissard as new Director-General of Gares & Connexions, Jean-Pierre Farandou appointed Associate Director-General of EPIC SNCF

Tuesday 12 June 2012

At the proposal of SNCF President Guillaume Pepy, the Board of Management of French Railways has appointed Mrs Rachel Picard as new Director-General of Gares & Connexions, the branch of SNCF in charge of stations. Rachel Picard, 45 years and a graduate of the HEC Paris business school, has been Director-General of voyages-sncf.com since 2007. She succeeds Mrs Sophie Boissard who takes over her new responsibilities as Associate Director-General for Strategy and Development at SNCF from 7 June.

Also at the proposal of President Guillaume Pepy, the SNCF Board of Management has appointed Mr Jean-Pierre Farandou as Associate Director-General of EPIC SNCF, a new position created close to the President. His task will mainly consist in steering the changes and adaptations to the running of EPIC SNCF (“Public Industrial and Commercial Establishment”). Jean-Pierre Farandou, 54 years and a graduate of France’s Ecole des Mines de Paris engineering school, was previously Director of the branch SNCF PROXIMITES, comprising TRANSILIEN, TER, INTERCITES and Keolis/Effia.

(Source: SNCF)

UIC warmly congratulates these appointees on their nomination.

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