Biography - François Bertière

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 1997,  then Chairman and CEO of Bouygues Immobilier in 2001.

François Bertière is involved in civil society. He is Chairman and director of the Bouygues Immobilier Corporate Foundation and Chairman of Fondation des Ponts (the foundation of École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées).

(Updated: January 2016)