Mr Luc Lallemand, former head of Belgium’s infrastructure manager Infrabel, becomes CEO of SNCF Network where he will be charged with regenerating and modernising the French rail network.The former head of SNCF Network, Mr Patrick Jeantet, moves to passenger operating subsidiary Keolis where he becomes chairman.

SNCF’s stations and connections division will now be part of SNCF Network and will be headed by Ms Marlène Dolveck who has been nominated as managing director.

Passenger team

Mr Christophe Fanichet has been named CEO of the passenger business SNCF Voyageurs. Reporting to Fanichet will be passenger director Mr Alain Krakovitch, Mr Frank Lacroix, responsible for TER services, Ms Sylvie Charles for Transilien services in the Paris area, Mr Xavier Ouin, industrial director, and Mr Alexandre Viros, who will be responsible for the e-Voyageurs digital platform.

Mr Frédéric Delorme, becomes CEO, multimodal rail freight transport at SNCF Fret, while  Ms Marie-Christine Lombard has been appointed president of freight logistics company Geodis.

Mr Laurent Trévisani will be responsible for finance and strategy. Mr Pierre Izard is appointed technology and innovation director and will also be responsible for major projects. Mr Pierre Messulam, is SNCF’s safety director while Mr François Nogué, becomes director of human resources.

Farandou says becoming a limited company means having clear structures. He also wants to change the governance of SNCF by devolving power to its subsidiaries and by making each responsible for its decisions.

As Farandou announced when he took office on November 1, SNCF’s priorities are to strengthen the role of rail in France and make SNCF an essential player. SNCF says its business plan will take shape in the coming months.