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Matthieu Chabanel

Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Projects, Maintenance & Industrial Performance, SNCF Réseau

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A graduate of École Polytechnique and École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Matthieu Chabanel held the position of consultant engineer at SAFEGE, Suez Group’s engineering subsidiary, and later joined state-owned Agence de l’Eau Seine Normandie as a special adviser. In 2006, he moved to Direction Générale des Transports et de la Mer, where he initially worked as deputy director of inland and coastal ports, becoming head of ports and inland waterway transport in 2008. In August 2010, Matthieu Chabanel was named technical adviser on transport, infrastructure and urban planning issues to the office of the French Prime Minister, and in April 2012, he joined Réseau Ferré de France as Assistant CEO for Marketing and Planning.