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Past Chairmen of SNCF

Retrace our history through the roles played by our chairmen through the years.

1938-1949

Pierre Guinand

Our first Chairman

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Pierre-Eugène Fournier

The dark years

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Marcel Flouret

Reconstruction

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1949-1975

Pierre Tissier

Modernization gathers pace

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Louis Armand

Innovation lifts off

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André Ségalat

Revolution

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1975-1988

Jacques Pélissier

Corail for comfort

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André Chadeau

The first TGV

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Philippe Essig

TER regional express

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1988-1995

Philippe Rouvillois

The weight of responsibility

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Jacques Fournier

TGV Atlantique line

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Jean Bergougnoux

Eurostar

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1995-2008

Loïk Le Floch-Prigent

TGV Duplex

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Louis Gallois

New energy

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Anne-Marie Idrac

Reform

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