Graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École nationale des ponts et chaussées. Most of his career has been spent in the construction professions in France and abroad. He started working for Sogea in December 1996 as deputy CEO in charge of the international business and specific construction works, and became CEO in 1998. He was appointed deputy CEO of Vinci in March 1998, and was president of Vinci Construction from 2000 to 2002. He was appointed managing director of Vinci and was CEO of Vinci Energies from 2002 to 2004. He was president of Vinci Energies from 2004 to 2005. He became director and general manager of Vinci in 2006 and CEO on May 6th, 2010. He was appointed president of the Institut de l’entreprise on January 18th, 2011. He is the permanent representative of Vinci on the Aéroports de Paris’ board of directors.