Jacques Gounon

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"Ponts et Chaussées. During his career he has held the following positions: Director of major projects at the Direction Départementale de l’Equipement of Indre-et-Loire (1977-81), Deputy Chief Executive of Syctom, the local waste management authority for the City of Paris (1981-86), Chief Executive of the Comatec group (1986-90), Director of development for the services activities of the Eiffage group (Fougerolle) (1991-93), Industry advisor to the French Minister for Work, Employment and Professional Development (1993-95), Principal Private Secretary to the French Secretary of State for Transport (1995-96), Deputy Chief Executive of Gec-Alsthom (1996), later known as Alstom (1998), Chairman of the business sector and Member of the Executive Committee of Alstom (2000), Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive of Cegelec group (2001). He became a member of the board of TNU on 17 December 2004, was appointed Chairman of the board of TNU on 18 February 2005, and then Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TNU on 14 June 2005. He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GET SA since 9 March 2007. He is a director of CTG, EFL, ESL, Eurotunnel Trustees Limited, London Carex Limited, Eurotunnel Financial Services Limited and Le Shuttle Limited, all of which are UK subsidiaries of the Group. He is also chairman and chief executive officer of FM and a deputy director of Eurotunnel SE. He is a member of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee of Aéroport de Paris and, since 2010, a member of the board of directors of the French association of companies limited by shares (ANSA)." [1]


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  1. Groupe Eurotunnel Board, organizational web page, accessed July 25, 2012.