He succeeds Yves Gabriel, who after 13 years at the head of the group, has reached the age limit for a senior management position set by Bouygues Construction’s articles of association.
Born in 1953, Philippe Bonnave is an engineering graduate of École Centrale de Lille.
He joined Bouygues Construction in 1988 and held appointments as Chief Executive of subsidiaries in France and Europe. In 2003 he was appointed CEO 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 Bouygues Travaux Publics in June 2010.
He was appointed Deputy CEO of Bouygues Construction in August 2010 with particular responsibility for Bouygues Entreprises France-Europe, Bouygues Travaux Publics and the Concessions division.