Director General, International Union of Railways (UIC)
Jean-Pierre was appointed Director General of UIC, in March 2009 and his mandate is set to run until 2019. Jean-Pierre also holds responsibilities in several institutions; French Foreign Trade Advisor and Chairman of the Transport Committee, Chairman of the Medef International France-Argentina-Uruguay Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Ecole Centrale Association and Honorary Chairman of AFFI. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Transport, the Board of the US High Speed Rail Association and the Mineta Transport Institute. Jean-Pierre is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale Paris and worked at the French Foreign Trade Delegation to Hong Kong (1977-1978) before joining French railways SNCF in 1978, where he held various responsibilities including Director of the SNCF General Delegation in North-America and Chief Executive of French Railways UK Ltd in Britain. He joined the SNCF Freight Department and managed the Coal-Steel Business Unit and the Human Resources, Data Processing and Finance Department before being appointed Chief Executive of SNCF Freight International (2001) and from 2001 to 2009 Chairman and CEO of SNCF International and SNCF Director of International Development. Jean-Pierre has been awarded the Legion of Honor and is a holder of the Silver Medal of the French Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Tourism. In September 2011, Jean-Pierre received his insignia as Commander of the French National Order of Merit.