Egis, an international group offering engineering, project structuring and operations services, has appointed Olivier Bouvart as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Egis Rail.
Mr. Bouvart replaces Hubert Magnon-Pujo, who remains Executive Director of the "International and Major Projects" division.
Aged 49 and a graduate of Grenoble Management School, Olivier Bouvart has acquired 20 years of experience in the field of public transport and railway engineering, both in France and abroad.
Olivier Bouvart joined the Egis group in 1994 as administration and finance manager at the firm Scetautouroute. In 1996 he became Chief Financial Officer of Semaly (Lyon metro design consultancy) and supported its subsequent international development through the establishment of subsidiaries in Ireland, Portugal, the UK, Morocco and Singapore. In 2004, he was named Senior Executive Vice-President of the company.
In 2007, he was one of the key contributors to the development and growth of Egis Rail, the urban and rail transport specialist formed by the merger of Scetautouroute and Semaly. In 2009, he was appointed Deputy CEO of the organisation. He was then to deploy his expertise in the operational and financial management of the firm and its foreign subsidiaries, its strategy and its organic and external growth.
A leading figure in the development of Egis throughout the world, he most notably contributed to the establishment of the Group's comprehensive offering in India, Brazil and the Middle East.
Olivier Bouvart is a member of the Egis group executive committee and of the boards of directors of Egis Algérie and Egis India. He is also a participant in the strategic committee of Egis Engenharia e Consultoria, the Brazilian subsidiary established in Curitiba.