Catherine Guillouard began her career in 1993 at the Ministry of Economy in the French Treasury working for the department in charge of the Africa – CFA zone and later in the Banking Affairs Department. She joined Air France in 1997 as IPO Senior Project Manager. She was subsequently appointed Deputy Vice-President Finance Controlling in 1999, Senior Vice-President of Flight Operations in 2001, Senior Vice-President of Human Resources and Change Management in 2003 and Senior Vice-President of Finance in 2005. In September 2007, she joined Eutelsat as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Group Executive Committee.

Ms. Guillouard joined Rexel in April 2013 as Chief Financial Officer and Group Senior Vice-President. Between May 2014 and February 2017 she was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Rexel. On August 2 nd , 2017, Ms. Guillouard was appointed Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of RATP Group, the fifth largest urban transportation operator in the world with nearly 16 million daily passengers in 14 countries and 4 continents, a workforce of nearly 69,000 employees worldwide and a revenue of €5.5 billion in 2020. In April 2020, Ms. Guillouard became a member of the Supervisory Board of KPN, one of the leading telecommunications and IT providers, market leader in the Netherlands.

Catherine Guillouard, born in 1965, is a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies of Paris and the École Nationale d’Administration and she has a PhD of European laws (Panthéon- Sorbonne).


Current mandates:

  • Member of the Board of Directors Airbus SE
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of KPN


Catherine Guillouard

Catherine Guillouard, French 

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