Pierre Izard

Deputy CEO, and Chief Technology and Rail Systems Officer

Pierre Izard has served as SNCF’s Deputy CEO and Chief Technology and Rail Systems Officer since 2014.

An alumnus of École Polytechnique and an engineer with the Corps des Ponts et Chaussées, he helped design the master plan for France’s transport infrastructure in the late 1980s, contributed to the master plan for high-speed rail links in France and Europe and successfully managed the TGV Méditerranée project. In 2006 he took the helm at SNCF’s Infrastructure unit (now a part of SNCF Réseau), where his mission was to manage rail traffic, grow Infra’s engineering business in France and on international markets, and coordinate maintenance of the rail network.