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Rail Baltica Appoints New Chief Programme Management Officer: Meet Thierry Boussillon

Rail Baltica Appoints New Chief Programme Management Officer: Meet Thierry Boussillon
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01 / 02 / 2023

On 1 February 2023, Mr Thierry Boussillon joined RB Rail AS in the capacity of Chief Programme Management Officer and member of the Management Board.

In his new position, Mr Boussillon will oversee the coordination of the three Baltic countries cross border railway project’s master plan, implementation activities and delivery of the Rail Baltica global project, and will be responsible for developing and rolling out project management methodology in close cooperation and engagement of the extended Rail Baltica team and national project partners to ensure the delivery of the project on time, within budget and quality.

Thierry Boussillon has 30 years of experience working mainly on large Railways Projects on the Clients, PMC, and Contractors’ sides. He spent the last 17 years managing the delivery of large Railways and Hospitality Projects, the most recent being the delivery of the Red Line Project in Bangkok, Thailand a suburban transit line in the suburb of Bangkok for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. He previously was Deputy Program Director for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Doha (Qatar), responsible for the delivery of all systems and Rolling Stock for the Metro Project. He has also held positions of Deputy Director General – Director of Operations & CAN (Africa Cup of Nations), in charge of Special Projects and Master Plan at Bechtel Ltd in Libreville, Gabon, Jubilee Line Upgrade Project Manager in London at Bechtel Ltd, and other extensive infrastructure projects in and outside Europe. His educational background is in Finance, Accounting & Management.

“I am looking forward to welcoming Thierry Boussillon to Rail Baltica global project. With his extensive professional background and successful track record in completing large-scale infrastructure projects across the world through applying optimized implementation strategies, developing proper planning and reporting processes, and creating strong teams, Mr Boussillon will be a valuable asset for further acceleration of Rail Baltica,” said Agnis Driksna, Chairperson of the Management Board and CEO at RB Rail AS.

“I am glad to join Rail Baltica Project as CPMO and embark on this new journey. This is one of the largest and most complex projects currently under implementation in Europe and I look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as we work together to bring this mega infrastructure project to fruition,” said Thierry Boussillon. 

RB Rail AS Management Board consists of six members: Chairperson of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Agnis Driksna, Vice-Chairperson, and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Marius Narmontas, Vice-Chairperson and Chief ESG Officer (CESGO) Anrī Leimanis, Chief Program Management Officer (CPMO) Thierry Boussillon, Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Marko Kivila, and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) (public search ongoing) and are elected for a term of three years.

Source: Rail Baltica Press Releases