Aged 53, Alain-Hervé Bernard is a graduate of the Ecole Centrale de Paris. He joined Air Inter in 1987 as Research Officer in the Planning Division. In 1990 he became Head of the Customer Interface Department in the Marketing Division, then in 1994, Head of the Flight Crew Labour Relations Department. In 1997 he was appointed Vice President Flight Crew Human Resources for Air France. In 1999 he became Vice President of the SAP Programme then Deputy Vice President Flight Scheduling in 2002. In 2005 he was appointed Vice President Operations Control, Vice President Flight Operations in 2009 and Executive Vice President In-Flight Product in 2010. In 2013 he was appointed Executive Vice President Medium-Haul Passenger Activity Paris-CDG. He is now Chief Operating Officer and Accountable Manager.
A graduate of the Mines Paris Tech, Anne Rigail joined Air Inter in 1991. In 1996, she was appointed in charge of Air France customer services at Paris-Orly. In 1999, she became director of passenger and baggage connections at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub, and subsequently head of customer and baggage products for Ground Operations. In 2005, she was appointed to create the Paris-CDG hub operations control centre. She became VP Ground Operations at Paris-Charles de Gaulle in 2009 and EVP In-flight Services in 2013. As of 1st January 2017, she will hold the position of Executive Vice President Customer.
Gilles Gateau, 57 years old, holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and a postgraduate diploma in Human Resources and Social Policy Economics from the University of Paris. He was formerly a researcher at the CNRS, then technical advisor to Martine Aubry, Minister for Labour, from 1991 to 1993, then Director of Operations and EVP at the ANPE between 1993 and 1997. From 1997 to 2001, he was technical adviser to Lionel Jospin, then Prime Minister, in charge of labour, employment and vocational training. From 2001 to 2012, Gilles Gateau held various positions at the Human Resources division of the EDF Group.
From 2012 to 2014 he was chief of staff for Michel Sapin, Minister of Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue, then deputy chief of staff and social advisor to the Prime Minister, Manuel Valls from 2014 to October 2015.
He joined Air France in November 2015, and on 4 January 2016 was appointed Executive Vice President Human Resources.
Aged 50, Marc Verspyck is a graduate from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and holds a Master Degree (DESS) in Finance from Paris Dauphine University. He started his career in Air Inter as planning manager and later as ground handling manager. He headed the corporate finance department of Air France until 2005, in charge of long term financing of Air France, closing numerous deals (secured financings, syndicated loans, securitization, convertible bond). He was in charge of the subsidiaries and investments between 2005 and 2007, controlling their financial performance, the investments and seating at various boards. He was appointed Senior Vice-President Finance of Air France in September 2007. His responsibilities include treasury, corporate finance, tax and employees profit sharing schemes.
On 1st July 2013, he was appointed EVP Finance at Air France.
Aged 49, graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration économique (ENSAE) and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. Between 1992 and 2000 and after 2004 Pierre-Olivier Bandet has held various management positions at Air France, notably at the Marketing and Network, Crew Rostering and Cargo divisions. He also worked for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), from 2000 to 2004. Since 2013 he has been Executive Vice President Corporate Secretary and Air France Chairman’s Office, successively for Alexandre de Juniac then for Frédéric Gagey. He has been appointed EVP Fleet and Scheduling.
A qualified pilot and a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, Gilles Laurent began his career at Air France in 1990 as a First Officer on Boeing 737. As well as his position as a pilot on various different Air France aircraft (A330/340, A320) where he qualified as Flight Captain in 2002 and then instructor, Gilles Laurent was appointed Head of International Relations at the crew training division in 2000, after previously having gained experience at the European Commission as part of an internship at the ENA business school.
He became VP for Human Resources at the Pilot division in 2005. In 2009, he was given the responsibility of the project to reform flight safety. He was appointed VP Quality and Flight Safety in 2012. Since June 2015, Gilles Laurent has been EVP Flight Operations at Air France.
Aged 42, and a graduate of the ENSTA Paris Tech, Eric Caron joined Air France in 1998 as analyst medium-haul flight schedule in the Network Department. In 2001, he held the position of analyst reporting to the CEO of Cityjet (Dublin). In 2003, he joined the Revenue Management team, in charge of inventory management for the Americas, Caribbean and Indian Ocean regions in the Air France-KLM Revenue Management Division. In 2006, he was manager information systems in the Air France-KLM Network Department. In 2009, he became Director Scheduling, in charge of Scheduling Planning and Scheduling Adjustment and in 2010, he was appointed VP Pricing and Revenue Management Medium-Haul for Air France-KLM. In 2014, he was appointed General Manager for Air France-KLM Mexico. Since March 2016, he has held the position of VP and General Manager for Air France-KLM in the USA.
A graduate of the Mines ParisTech, Elisabeth Hérelier joined Air France in 1984. She alternately occupied several positions in Ground Operations (Lyon and Paris-CDG) in the Aircraft Maintenance Division (B747/767 division manager in 1995, Head of maintenance support in 1999) and subsequently in Flight Operations where she was Deputy VP from 2010 to 2013. She then took charge of senior and executive staff development in her position as HR Career Development and Planning VP. She has been appointed Executive Vice President Cargo activity.
With a diploma in engineering, a post-graduate diploma in business management and another in management studies, Anne Brachet began her career as quality manager at Delpeyrat. She then moved to Servair, where between 1994 and 1998 she was successively Head of Operations and Head of Sales, Overseas Airlines. She subsequently worked for Orgaconseil as a Senior Manager in the Industry and Services sector, returning once more to work for the Air France Group in 2000. After heading up the Aircraft supply chain until May 2004, she was subsequently appointed to run the Le Bourget Maintenance Centre, where she was mostly involved with Through Life support for the French Air Force's fleet of AWACS surveillance aircraft, and with Special Fleets, and Aerostructures maintenance. In June 2005, Anne Brachet was appointed Head of the Air France Industries Engine Overhaul Division. In December 2012, she was appointed SVP Engineering and Airframe for AFI, before taking the helm at Air France Industries in 2013. In November 2016, she was appointed Executive Vice President Air France-KLM Engineering & Maintenance.
Aged 42, Jean-Charles Tréhan is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and the ESSEC business school. In 2002, he was appointed special advisor to Alain Lambert (deputy minister in charge of the budget and budgetary reforms). In 2004, he successively occupied the functions of technical advisor to Dominique Bussereau (State secretary in charge of the budget and budgetary reforms), technical advisor and subsequently advisor to Jean-François Copé (deputy minister in charge of the budget and State reforms, government spokesperson). In 2006, he was appointed Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Director at the Sodexo Group. In 2010, he became Vice President Air France press office. Since 2012, Jean-Charles Tréhan has been Senior Vice President communication, information and content for the Air France Group. In 2015, Jean-Charles Tréhan was also appointed Senior Vice President Corporate Communications, Air France-KLM.