Information published on 3 October 2017 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 564.

France: Safety – Stéphane Volant appointed chairman of safety directors’ club

On 20 September, SNCF Company Secretary Stéphane Volant was elected Chairman of France’s Club of Company Safety Directors, succeeding Alain Juillet.

SNCF Company Secretary Stéphane Volant has been elected Chairman of France’s Club of Company Safety Directors (CDSE) at the club’s annual general meeting on 20 September. He succeeds Alain Juillet and has been appointed for a term of three years.

Founded over 25 years ago, the CDSE is an umbrella group of safety and security practitioners from a range of major French companies (currently more than one hundred). The club’s purpose is to foster synergy and share good practice in the field of safety.

Stéphane Volant joined SNCF in 1996, having previously run a lobbying firm specialising in providing advice to government. He was an advisor to the SNCF Chairman, then Director of Institutional Relations, before being appointed Company Secretary in 2008. In particular, he manages public affairs for SNCF and its subsidiaries. In 2015, he became a board member at SNCF Réseau and Chairman of SNCF Développement.

(Source: SNCF)