Hubert du Mesnil appointed President of RFF
On Wednesday 28th February 2007, the French Council of Ministers appointed Hubert du Mesnil as President of Réseau Ferré de France.
He had already been appointed Executive Director representing the French State on Saturday 24th February 2007. An extraordinary meeting of the Supervisory Board was then convened, and on Tuesday 27th February Hubert du Mesnil was unanimously elected as President of the Supervisory Board.
Currently 56 years of age, Hubert du Mesnil has spent his whole career working for the French State.
A former pupil of France’s Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, from which he graduated as a General Engineer, Hubert du Mesnil began his career in the Equipment Department Directorate for the Ille-et-Vilaine region of France, where he was responsible for the arrondissement of Saint-Malo and for the Directorate’s maritime department from 1974 to 1981.
In 1981 he was appointed Director of Operations for the Marseilles Port Authority, a position he held until 1987 before taking charge of the Port Authority of Dunkirk from 1988 to 1993.
From 1993 to 1995, Hubert du Mesnil was responsible for Ports and Maritime Navigation at France’s Ministry for Equipment and Transport, and then went on to take charge of Terrestrial Transport from 1995 to 2001.
From 2001 to 2005, he was the CEO for Aéroports de Paris, becoming CEO of Réseau Ferré de France in November 2005.
He is a Knight of the Legion of Honour, an Officer of the National Order of Merit, an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters, and a Knight of the Maritime Order of Merit.