Press release

Appointment of Bertrand Burtschell as Chief Executive Officer of Bouygues Travaux Publics


Bertrand Burtschell has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bouygues Travaux Publics with effect from May 2, 2023. He will be a member of the Executive Committee of Bouygues Construction.


Reporting to Jean-Philippe Trin, Deputy Chief Executive of Bouygues Construction and Chairman of Bouygues Travaux Publics, he will focus on developing the company’s infrastructure activities around the world, particularly in the areas of low-carbon energy, rail mobility, maritime infrastructure and the responsible management of natural resources.


He said: “Thanks to the technical expertise of Bouygues Travaux Publics’ 8,700 employees, we have carried out emblematic projects in all regions of the world, including the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant and the HS2 high-speed rail line in the UK, the Fécamp offshore wind farm and certain projects for the Grand Paris Express in France, the Pawtucket water management tunnel in the United States, and a number of metro lines, including those in Toulouse, Melbourne, Cairo and Abidjan.”


After graduating from the CentraleSupélec engineering school and the  Universitat Politèchnica de Catalunya (UPC), Bertrand joined the Group in 1994 in Hong Kong. Over the next decade he took part in a number of major projects, initially in France and then in Hong Kong and Switzerland. From 2006, Bertrand successively headed units of Bouygues Travaux Publics in France, Switzerland (PraderLosinger Sion) and Europe. He also supervised Bouygues Construction Expertises Nucléaires. He has been Deputy CEO of Bouygues Travaux Publics since March 1, 2020.