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Dominique Reiniche

Dominique Reiniche, Chair

Dominique Reiniche was appointed Chair of Eurostar in July 2019. Dominique is also Chair of Chr. Hansen, the global bio sciences company, and is non executive director of Mondi, Paypal and Severn Trent. Prior to building a portfolio of non executive director roles on the boards of international listed companies, Dominique was successively CEO of the Europe Group of The Coca Cola Company and of Coca Cola Enterprises. She began her career in consumer-facing business including Procter and Gamble and Kraft Jacobs Suchard where she was Director of Marketing and Strategy.

Jacques Damas - CEO of Eurostar

Jacques Damas, Chief Executive Officer

Jacques became CEO of Eurostar in October 2020. He joined the SNCF Group in 1982, and held several senior roles including Chief Operational Officer for Eurostar between 2000 and 2005, during the launch of the first high-speed line in the UK. Having returned to SNCF in 2005, he was appointed to the SNCF Executive Committee in 2006 as COO and became Deputy General Manager in 2012. He then joined the Keolis Group in 2014 as Executive Director responsible for safety and security, operations and maintenance, sustainability and corporate responsibility policies. He was also representative of the European Railway Community (CER) from 2009 to 2013 and was a Director on the Board of Thalys from 2012 until his appointment as Eurostar CEO.

Gareth Williams, Strategy Director and Company Secretary

Gareth Williams, Strategy Director and Company Secretary

Gareth joined Eurostar in June 2011 from the Department for Transport (DfT), bringing with him 20 years' experience in UK government and an in-depth knowledge of the rail industry. Gareth leads on the development and appraisal of Eurostar’s strategic choices and new business proposals, as well as all regulatory matters, working alongside other business functions to advise on issues affecting Eurostar where government legislation or industry regulation is involved. In addition, Gareth heads up the Legal team and serves the Eurostar board as Company Secretary.

Board of Directors - Vivian Nicoli

Vivian Nicoli

Vivian Nicoli has been Managing Director, Infrastructure for Europe since September 2020. She heads the Paris office and supports CDPQ in developing and implementing its infrastructure investment strategy in the region. She oversees a team of professionals with an expertise in infrastructure responsible for targeting promising opportunities for CDPQ. The portfolio she manages encompasses diverse assets in airports, rail and public transportation, gas distribution, renewable energy and elderly care homes, including Keolis and Heathrow airport.

Ms. Nicoli has over 25 years of experience in international infrastructure. Before joining CDPQ, she spent ten years as Founding Partner of EISER Infrastructure Partners, a multinational infrastructure asset manager. In that role, she led a team responsible for originating, executing and managing investments. Previously, she worked for eight years at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development where she was a senior banker on the municipal and environmental infrastructure team. She also served as general counsel for Egis (previously Transroute International).

Ms. Nicoli holds a Juris Doctor from University of British Columbia in Canada. She has sat on the Boards of Directors of Herambiente, Cory Environmental, Fondul Proprietatea, Sofiyska Voda and AS Tallinna Vesi.

Jean-Baptiste Guenot

Jean-Baptiste Guenot

Jean-Baptiste Guenot joined the Eurostar board in 2015. Jean-Baptiste is Head of Development for the SNCF Group. He began his career as an Investment Banker in Paris and Hong Kong, and prior to his current role, was Head of Mergers and Acquisitions for the SNCF Group. Jean-Baptiste is also acts as non-executive director on various boards as well as in Investment Committees of Private Equity Funds.

Denis Hennequin

Denis Hennequin

Denis Hennequin joined the Eurostar board in 2012. Denis is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Accor, the worldwide hotel group with over 3,500 hotels in 92 countries. Denis began his career at McDonald's and prior to joining Accor was President of McDonald's Europe responsible for 6,600 restaurants in 40 countries.

Renaud Lorand

Renaud Lorand

Renaud Lorand joined the Eurostar board in 2018 and is currently Director Strategy, Legal & IT at SNCB. Renaud started his career in the financial sector and subsequently worked as chief of staff for several Belgian Ministers. He has a solid experience in the public sector and public finance, as well as in the field of mobility and transport throughout different board position in mainly railway and air navigation. He is currently chairman of the Belgian air navigation service provider Belgocontrol.

Antoine de Rocquigny, Director Finances Strategy Legal Affairs

Antoine de Rocquigny

Antoine de Rocquigny joined the Eurostar board in February 2018.  Antoine is currently Director Finances Strategy Legal Affairs, within Voyages SNCF.  He was formerly in charge of Operations and Customer Service from 2013 to September 2016. Prior to this, he worked for the French Minister of Budget as Deputy chief of staff.

Alain Krakovitch, board member at Eurostar

Alain Krakovitch

Alain Krakovitch joined the Eurostar Board in March 2020. He is CEO of Voyages SNCF, which has a fleet of 475 trains and carries 129 million passengers year. His portfolio of activities also includes several SNCF subsidiaries, such as TGV INOUI, OUIGO and Intercités. He began his career 25 years ago at SNCF, and is an expert in Mass Transit (he was the CEO of Transilien – 3.5 millions passengers per day) and created the Mass Transit Academy with KEOLIS. At Voyages SNCF, he aims to increase revenue and traffic, achieve performance in a competitive market, and focus on customer services.

Hamish de Run

Hamish de Run

Hamish has nearly 25 years of financial services experience including 19 years of global infrastructure investing in Australia, the United States and Europe. He joined Hermes Infrastructure as a founding partner in January 2012 and was responsible for originating new investments and managing existing portfolio companies on behalf of clients.

The most notable investments include Thames Water, Eurostar, Cadent Gas, Associated British Ports, Fallago Rig Wind Farm and Energy Assets Group. In 2017, Hamish retired from the business to pursue personal interests, returning in late 2019 to lead the Hermes Infrastructure team into its next phase of growth. Hamish is a member of the Hermes GPE Executive Committee, Chairs the Infrastructure Investment Committee and Infrastructure Management Committee and oversees the management of the Hermes Infrastructure business.

Prior to joining Hermes in 2012 Hamish previously held senior roles at leading infrastructure funds, Global Infrastructure Partners, Macquarie and Hastings. Hamish commenced his career at Ernst & Young, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and certified financial planner. Hamish holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from The University of Melbourne.

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Dany Nasr

Dany Nasr joined Eurostar’s Board of Directors in 2020. He has been an Operating Partner, Infrastructure, at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) since August 2020. He possesses extensive strategic, operational and financial experience in the transportation sector. Prior to joining CDPQ, Dany spent 13 years at Swissport, the world’s leader in airport ground services and air cargo handling, where he held various executive positions in Europe and North America, including CEO North America, a region with more than 20,000 employees in 100 locations. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the Montréal and Zurich offices.

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