Structure and governance
The RATP Group
Overseen by an EPIC (industrial and commercial public undertaking), RATP is a State-funded public corporation. Its Board of Directors is governed by the "three thirds" rule: a third of its representatives must be from the French State, a third must be staff members and the remaining third must be "qualified people".
The Board of Directors
Board members, 2004-2019 term of office, as of 23 July, 2014
- Mme Catherine Sueur, Deputy General Manager, Radio France
- M. Roland Peylet, Council of State
- Mme Solenne Lepage, formerly Section Director, First Chamber
- M. Denis Charissoux, Assistant Director, Budget Department
- M. Gilles Leblanc, Regional and Inter-departemental Director, Ile de France Equipment and Planning
- M. Augustin de Romanet, Chairman and CEO, Paris Airports
- Mme. Marie-Anne Bacot, Environment and Sustainable Development, General Council Member
- M. Jean-François Carenco, Île-de-France Regional Prefect/ Prefect for Paris
- Mme. Elisabeth Borne, Chairwoman and CEO, RATP
Elected officials from municipalities affected by Company activities
- Gilles Carrez, Member of Parliament, Val-de-Marne, Mayor (City of Le Perreux-sur-Marne)
- Mme Annick Lepetit, Member of Parliament, Paris; City Councillor, Paris
Representing socioeconomic constituencies
- Mme Michèle Bellon, Former chairwoman, ERDF
- Mme Chiara Corazza, Delegate General, Paris-Ile-de-France, economic capital
- Mme Sophie Mahieux, General Manager, Crédit Municipal de Paris
Representing public transport user groups
- Stéphane Bernardelli, UNAF (National Union of Family Associations)
- Michel Babut, FNAUT (National Federation of Transport User Associations)
Board members chosen for their expertise in transport or travel policy
- M. Patrice Raulin, Former Chairman, Société Française Lyon-Turin Ferroviaire
- M. Xavier Girre, Chairman of the board, XAnge Private equity, a subsidiary of La Poste
Elected staff representatives
Elected from a list supported by:
- M. Abdel Halim Lalouani, FO
- M. Didier Le Pahun, UNSA
- Mme Laurence De Wilde-Ghikhs, UNSA
- Mme Karen Pagnini, SUD
- M. Fabrizio Piras, CGT
- M. Philippe Richaud, CGT
- M. Michel Rizzi, CGT
- M. Gilles Roué, CGT
- M. Alain Ternois, CFE-CGC
Other board attendees
Sitting on the board
- François Poupard, General Director, Infrastructure, Transport and Maritime Affairs
- Noël de Saint Pulgent, Head of Transport Sector Economic and Financial Control
- Emmanuel Pitron
- François-Xavier Perin, Managing Director, Group Development
- Alain Le Duc, Chief Financial Officer
- Philippe Martin, Executive Vice-President, Transport Operations and Associated Maintenance (Executive Vice-President, Services and Business Transport Environments until 12 October, 2009)
- Isabelle Ockrent, Senior Vice-President, Communications and Brand Strategy
- Serge Reynaud, Executive Vice-President, Social Policy
- Christian Galivel, Executive Vice-President, Projects, Engineering and Investments; also piloting two missions: Investments and Greater Paris project (Executive Vice-President for Transport until 12 October, 2009)
- Franck Avice, Senior Vice-President, Services, Customer Relations and Transport Environments (has attended Board meetings since 23 October, 2009)
- Jean-Marc Cador, Secretary, CRE Works Council (replacing Marc Grassullo since 4 December, 2009 Board meeting)
Commissions and committees
Three permanent commissions prepare Board deliberations:
- Marie-Anne Bacot was elected chair of the economic and strategic committee. This body focuses in particular on economic and strategic matters as well as projection issues in changes in the economic, competitive and institutional environment of RATP. The body also reviews the company’s risk policy.
- Patrice Raulin was elected chair of the technical and technological modernisation and transport committee. The committee addresses issues relating to network development and maintenance, specific projects, conventions and research.
- Philippe Richaud was elected chair of the innovation and customer service committee. This committee is tasked in particular with matters concerning service quality, monitoring of the STIF/RATP contract and innovation projects.
An audit committee comprised of six Board members, which is responsible for advising the Board, notably in regards to Company and consolidated accounts, specifically where this relates to the reliability of the information systems being used for their preparation.
The Board has two working groups that are open to all Board members. These bodies scrutinise RATP’s debt and competitiveness levels.
Chaired by the RATP Chairman, the Comex executive committee is made up of nine members who have full responsibility for one or several departments and who manage their daily operations.
External development: François-Xavier Perin, Managing Director, Group Development. President of Ratp Dev. Responsible for all development subsidiaries (operations and engineering).
Economic and financial performance: Alain Le Duc, Chief Financial Officer. Responsible for management control, purchasing and legal affairs. Supervises management controller networks in functional departments and subsidiaries.
Operations: Philippe Martin, Executive Vice-President, Transport Operations and Associated Maintenance. Responsible for piloting daily production of all transport modes (RER, metro, bus and tram).
Branding and communications: Isabelle Ockrent, Senior Vice-President. Runs communication managers networks in departments and subsidiaries. Responsible for the RATP group branding.
Human resources: Serge Reynaud, Executive Vice-President, Social Policy. Responsible for human resources and social dialogue. Runs human resource managers’ networks in departments and subsidiaries.
Strategy and coordination: Emmanuel Pitron, General Secretary of the RATP Group with responsibility for the Group’s strategy and governance, legal affairs, safety and Head office services.
Engineering: Christian Galivel, Executive Vice-President, Engineering and Investment Projects. RATP supervisor for the Greater Paris project.
Service: Franck Avice, Senior Vice-President, department for Metro Environments and Services. Responsible for services, customer relations and multimodal transport environments.
Secretary to the Executive Committee: Xavier Léty, Special Advisor to RATP’s Chairman and CEO, with responsibility for public affairs and institutional relationships.
A new legal and economic model on its historic market
RATP operates its historic Île-de-France networks within the framework of a contract with STIF (Syndicat des Transports d’Île-de-France), the transport organising authority for the Paris region.
The ARAF law dated 3 November, 2009 regarding the organisation and regulation of rail transport radically reformed RATP's legal and economic model for the first time since 1948. This law (article 5) adapted the regulations governing passenger transport in Île-de-France in order to bring them up to date with the European OSP (public service obligation) regulation regarding the opening of the passenger transport market to competition in December, 2009.
As the public transport market in Île-de-France is now open to competition, STIF must place the operators in competition with each other for the new services. For the existing networks, a transition period is planned. This is:
- 15 years for the bus network;
- 20 years for the tramway network;
- 30 years for the metro and RER networks.
RATP owns the Île-de-France infrastructure networks it operates on (metro, tramway, RER). It is responsible for managing these networks, ensuring they are properly maintained and maximising safety.
The rolling stock (bus, metro, RER, tramway) is owned by STIF.