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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".

RATP is led by a chairman appointed for a five-year period in a decree signed by the President of France. Pierre Mongin, Chairman and CEO, who had held the position since 2 July, 2006, was re-appointed Chairman of RATP by decree on 29 July, 2009. On 23 July, 2009, the Board of Directors’ term of office was also renewed for a period of five years.

The Board of Directors

Board members, 2009-2014 term of office, as of 1 August, 2013

State representatives

  • Catherine Bergeal, Council of State
  • Denis Charissoux, Assistant Director, Budget Department
  • Jean Daubigny, Île-de-France Regional Prefect/ Prefect for Paris
  • Emmanuel Duret, formerly Section Director, First Chamber, State Auditing Office
  • Christian de Fenoyl, Engineer-General, Bridges and Roads
  • Pierre Graff, formerly Chairman and CEO, Paris Airports
  • Solenne Lepage, Division Director, French Government Shareholding Agency
  • Pierre Mongin, Chairman and CEO, RATP

Elected officials from municipalities affected by Company activities

  • Gilles Carrez, MP, Mayor (City of Le Perreux-sur-Marne), Chairman of the National Assembly’s Finance Committee
  • Isabelle Debré, Senator (Hauts-de-Seine département), First Deputy Mayor (City of Vanves)

Representing socioeconomic constituencies

  • Alain Bugat, President, NUC consultancy company
  • Danielle Deruy, General Director, AEF
  • Denis Samuel-Lajeunesse, Senior Advisor, KCF

Representing public transport user groups

  • Stéphane Bernardelli, UNAF (National Union of Family Associations)
  • Yves Boutry, FNAUT (National Federation of Transport User Associations)

Board members chosen for their expertise in transport or travel policy

  • Patrice Raulin, Former Chairman, Société Française Lyon-Turin Ferroviaire
  • Xavier Girre, Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer, La Poste

Elected staff representatives

Elected from a list supported by:

  • CGT: Daniel Gaudot
  • CGT: François Gillard
  • SUD: Nathalie Gondard
  • CFDT / CFTC: Pascal Lejault
  • UNSA: Claude Marius
  • CGT: Philippe Richaud
  • UNSA: Jean-Louis Ringuedé
  • CGT: Michel Rizzi
  • CFE-CGC: Alain Ternois

Other board attendees

Sitting on the board

  • Daniel Bursaux, General Director, Infrastructure, Transport and Maritime Affairs
  • Noël de Saint Pulgent, Head of Transport Sector Economic and Financial Control

Board secretary

  • Emmanuel Pitron

Board attendees:

  • 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
  • Paul Pény, Executive Vice-President, Social Policy (became Board member on 4 December, 2009, replacing Josette Théophile)
  • 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 Michel Hurault, Secretary, CRE Works Council (replacing Marc Grassullo since 4 December, 2009 Board meeting)

Commissions and committees

Two permanent commissions prepare Board deliberations:

  • Technical and Technological as well as Transport Modernisation Commission;
  • Economic and Strategic Commission, which monitors the RATP-STIF Contract and any amendments, in addition to the Company Business Plan.

A third permanent body, called the Commission for Innovation and Customer Service was created in June, 2009. This body, which is open to all Board members, examines, in particular, the case files relating to the services that RATP provides, notably the Company’s service quality performance indicators (primarily criteria specified in the STIF contract), quality approaches and planned service innovations.

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.

Executive Committee

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: Paul Pény, 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.