Philippe Bonnave is an engineering graduate of École Centrale de Lille. He started his career in 1977 as a works engineer at Entreprises Nord-France, where he later became head of International and Overseas Operations. He joined the Bouygues group in 1988 as Senior Vice-President of GCA, the group’s subsidiary in Bordeaux. In 1997, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the division spanning the group’s operations in central and south-west France, which he transformed into DV Construction in 1998. In 1999, he was appointed Senior Vice-President for Central and South-Western Europe and, in 2003, Chief Executive Officer of Bouygues Entreprises France-Europe, the division of Bouygues Construction which encompasses its regional subsidiaries in France and Western Europe. He was also appointed Chairman of the Board of the Directors of Bouygues Travaux Publics in June 2010. In August 2010, he was appointed Deputy CEO of Bouygues Construction with particular responsibility for Bouygues Entreprises France-Europe, Bouygues Travaux Publics and the Concessions division. He was appointed Chairman and CEO of Bouygues Construction on 3 March 2015. He is Chairman and director of Terre Plurielle, Bouygues Construction’s corporate foundation.