Education and career
François Bertière graduated from École Polytechnique and École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, and is a qualified architect (DPLG). He began his career in 1974 in the Infrastructure Ministry. In 1977, he was appointed technical advisor to the office of the French Ministry of Education, then deputy director in charge of planning at the Regional Infrastructure Department of Upper Corsica in 1978. In 1981, he became director of urban development at the Public Development Agency (EPA) of Cergy-Pontoise. He joined the Bouygues group in 1985 as Deputy CEO of Française de Constructions. In 1988, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of France Construction, Vice-Chairman and CEO of Bouygues Immobilier in 1999, then Chairman and CEO of Bouygues Immobilier in 2001. He was a director of Bouygues from 2006 to 2017. François Bertière has been a director then member of the Board of Bouygues Immobilier since 1991.
Principal positions outside Bouygues SA
Chairman of Bouygues Immobilier.
Other positions and functions in the Group
Director of Colas; Chairman and director of the Bouygues Immobilier Corporate Foundation; director of the Francis Bouygues Foundation; member of the supervisory board of Nextdoor SAS.
Other positions and functions outside the Group
Chairman of Fondation des Ponts; director of École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC), CSTB (French building technology research centre), Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine and Fonds de dotation “Les Technologies de l’Homme”.