Patrick Ropert

CEO, SNCF Gares & Connexions

Patrick Ropert has headed Gares & Connexions since 1 October 2014.

A graduate of École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées de Paris, Patrick Ropert also holds a master’s in Advanced Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London and a post-graduate DESS degree in production and operations management. He first joined SNCF in 1995 as station master in Grenoble, where he handled a number of operational projects: managing rail operations for the Paris-Lyon high-speed TGV line, overseeing the control tower for the area southeast of Paris, and launching the Méditerranée TGV line. During the 2000s, he managed the Keolis project in London, becoming Group Operational Communications Director in 2007 and Group Communications Director in 2010.