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Olivier Bancel

Chief Operations Officer, SNCF Réseau.

A graduate of Telecom Paris Tech, Olivier Bancel joined SNCF in 1993 as a project leader in the Research division, moving on to a series of positions, most of them operations-oriented, in network maintenance, on high-speed lines and in the Rhône-Alpes region.

He later served as project leader for the Haut-Bugey line in central France, deputy director of infrastructure for the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, and director of network maintenance for South-eastern France. From 2016 to 2018, Olivier Bancel headed asset management and digital technology at Systra, SNCF’s engineering subsidiary, returning to SNCF Réseau in 2018.