Eiffage Group's governance & board of directors

Eiffage’s governance structure is based on a dual authority: a Board of Directors that sets the company’s strategic guidelines, and an executive committee that implements them.

Executive Committee

Benoît de Ruffray

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eiffage and Chairman of the Energy Systems division

Benoît de Ruffray

Born in 1966, Benoît de Ruffray is an alumni of the French engineering schools Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and holds a master's degree from Imperial College London. He began his career in 1990 in the Bouygues group, where he was Chief Executive Officer of Dragages Hong Kong from 2003 to 2007 before being appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Bouygues Bâtiment International in 2008. He moved to Soletanche Freyssinet (Vinci Group) in 2015 as Chief Executive Officer. Benoît de Ruffray was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eiffage on 18 January 2016. 

  • Cécile Cambier

    Concessions Director

    Cécile Cambier

    Graduated from the ESITC Cachan engineering school, Cécile Cambier began her career in 2003 as a works engineer at Eiffage Construction, before becoming a project manager at Eiffage Concessions in 2004, responsible for developing PPP and concessions projects. In 2008, she joined Vinci Concessions as a regional director, responsible for developing PPP and concessions projects in France, Europe and around the world. 
    Since 2014, she has been CEO of Société Marseillaise du Tunnel Prado Carénage (SMTPC) and Chairwoman of Prado Sud, both of which are jointly owned by Eiffage and Vinci.

    In May 2021, Cécile Cambier was appointed Concessions director.

     

  • Christian Cassayre

    Chief Financial Officer

    Christian Cassayre

    Born in 1965, a graduate of Toulouse Business School (formerly ESC Toulouse), Christian Cassayre was named Administrative Manager at Campenon Bernard in 1990, then Administrative and Financial Director, Europe, in 1998. In 2001, he joined Vinci Construction Grands Projets before being appointed Chief Financial Officer and member of the management committee in 2006, then head of financial coordination of the Grands Projets division in 2010. Christian Cassayre has been the Chief Financial Officer of the Eiffage group since July 2011.

  • Olivier Genis

    Chairman of the Construction division

    Olivier Genis

    Born in 1961, Olivier Genis joined the Eiffage group right after graduating from the French engineering school ESTP in 1983. He began his career in the United States as a design engineer. Back in France in 1987, he became successively agency manager, deputy regional manager of Eiffage Construction Centre Est, then, in 2009, regional manager of the Grand Est sector. In early 2012, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Eiffage Construction and Chairman and Deputy Director of Eiffage Benelux. Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Eiffage Construction in October 2016, he then became, in March 2017, Chairman of the Construction division.

  • Laurent Girou

    Chairman of Eiffage Route

    Laurent Girou

    Laurent Girou is a graduate of the Ecole polytechnique (1977) and the Ecole nationale des ponts et chaussées (1982). He joined the BIEP, Fougerolle's design and engineering office, in 1983. He was appointed manager of Fougerolle's Dakar branch in Senegal in 1985, and went on to head Soleg in Montpellier, Thélu in Calais and the SGTN in Lille between 1989 et 1995. In 1996 he became Regional Manager of Fougerolle Rhône Alpes and in 2001, Director of Appia Grands Travaux, then Appia Environnement.
    In 2006 he was appointed Regional Manager for Rhône Alpes/Auvergne at Eiffage Travaux Publics and in 2011, was promoted to Deputy Managing Director in charge of the Roads sector for Eiffage Travaux Publics.

  • Philippe Nourry

    President of French motorway concessions

    Philippe Nourry

    Born in 1958, a graduate of Ecole des Mines de Paris with a degree in civil engineering and a graduate of IFG, Philippe Nourry started his career in 1982 at Gerland Routes, which joined the Eiffage group in 1993. He held various operational functions within Eiffage’s Roads division, notably regional director for the Grand Sud-Est. In 2006, he took over the operational management of APRR and AREA and was named Deputy Chief Executive Officer in 2008. He was also appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Compagnie Eiffage du Viaduc de Millau and Chairman of Adelac (A41 Nord motorway). In 2011, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of APRR and AREA. He is also Vice-Chairman of ASFA (the association of French motorway companies). Philippe Nourry took over as head of Eiffage’s motorway concessions in operation in France in September 2017.

  • Guillaume Sauvé

    Chairman of Eiffage Génie Civil and Chairman of Eiffage Métal

    Guillaume Sauvé

    Born in 1972, Guillaume Sauvé graduated from École Polytechnique, the École des Ponts et Chaussées and the Collège des Ingénieurs in Paris. He has worked since 2015 as Director of Engineering and Urban Development of the ADP group heading investment projects in Parisian airports. He joined the ADP group in 2002 as Managing Director of the Aéroports de Paris Ingénierie (ADPI) branch in Dubai. He was then named Project Director, during which time he lead the renovation of Terminal 1 and the construction of the Satellite 4 building at Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, before he was promoted to Director of Delegated Contracting Authority in 2008, then Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of ADPI in 2011. 

Board of directors

  • Benoît de Ruffray

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Eiffage

    Benoît de Ruffray

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Eiffage

  • Jean-François Roverato

    Non-executive Director

    Jean-François Roverato

    Non-executive Director

  • Laurent Dupont

    Director representing employee shareholders

    Laurent Dupont

    Director representing employee shareholders

  • Odile Georges-Picot

    Independent Director

    Odile Georges-Picot

    Independent Director

  • Jean Guénard

    Non-executive Director

    Jean Guénard

    Non-executive Director

  • Michèle Grosset

    Director representing employees

    Michèle Grosset

    Director representing employees

  • Marie Lemarié

    Independent Director

    Marie Lemarié

    Independent Director

  • Dominique Marcel

    Non-Independent Director

    Dominique Marcel

    Non-Independent Director

  • Philippe Vidal

    Non-Independant Director

    Philippe Vidal

    Non-Independant Director

  • Isabelle Salaün

    Independent Director

    Isabelle Salaün

    Independent Director

  • Carol Xueref

    Independent Director

    Carol Xueref

    Independent Director