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The essence of our Group
Present in 14 countries, across four continents, the RATP Group is a global leader in urban mobility. On a daily basis, our 63,000 employees work round-the-clock to develop, operate, maintain and modernise innovative public transport systems, and to meet the mobility needs of travellers. We operate daily eight means of transport (metro, tram, urban and inter-urban buses, regional trains, sightseeing, maritime shuttles, cable transport and transport on demand), and we are also present, in partnership, on the new mobility chain on four other modes (autonomous shuttles, electric scooter, carpooling and car sharing). The RATP group offers reliable and connected mobility solutions for smart, sustainable cities.

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A few words about the RATP Group

We provide cities with answers to all their public transport needs. We aim to be a true strategic partner for them, offering mobility solutions and urban services, tailor-made and adapted to all their stakeholders.

We export our expertise across the globe by designing, implementing and overseeing the day-to-day running of mobility solutions and innovative services, in order to make the city more human.

We have the firm conviction that we can contribute to the long-term transformation of cities and their inhabitants' lives.

The Group’s personality traits

Our personality traits convey the daily commitment of the RATP group and its employees:

  • People at the core

Passengers, city inhabitants, employees... We pay special attention to people in all our reflections and implementations.

  • Service-oriented culture

We are much more than just a mobility operator. We maintain a culture of partnership, listening and understanding of the specific needs of each customer. Our ambition is to provide personalised, useful and innovative solutions for cities where one feels at home.

  • Performance

We aim to ensure our activities’ financial, technical, operational, social and environmental performance. This is what enables us to create sustainable value for all our stakeholders, serving our customers and the development of our teams.

  • Responsibility and inclusion

Our Group culture, our DNA, is built on ethics, compliance and social and societal responsibility. We are committed to being a player in the transformation of cities and we are working to ensure that our impact is positive and contributes towards shaping better cities.


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12 million journeys every day on our networks in the Île-de-France region, of which 10% are made by tourists.

The strength of an integrated Group

Expertise in all transport modes

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An integrated company, we have developed unique transversal expertise in operations, maintenance and engineering. This provides us with a thorough understanding of all types of urban transport across the chain, starting with the preliminary studies and advice given to local authorities, through to the running and maintenance of complex networks.

Strongly established in the Île-de-France region

Historic operator of the Paris metro, we operate and maintain a multi-modal network in the Île-de-France region that ensures the continuity, quality, performance and security of over 3.3 billion journeys per year: 206 km of lines and 302 metro stations, 117 km of regional train lines (RER) and 66 stations, plus a 105 km of tram network, 4,700 buses, etc.

For this, we work in close collaboration with Île-de-France Mobilités, the organising authority for public transport in the Paris-Île-de-France region, responsible for organising, coordinating and financing public transport for the region’s passengers. Together, we strive to improve our networks, in particular by increasing the number of people responsible for passenger services, assistance and security. The 2016-2020 contract plans to invest 8.5 billion euros in upgrading and developing the network, which includes 4.2 billion euros of its own funds. Extension work is currently under way on four of our 14 metro lines.

Our Bus2025 plan, together with the support of Île-de-France Mobilités, aims to make major technological and ecological transformation by converting all of our 25 bus depots to electricity and biogas by 2025.

Thanks to our Métro2030 plan, the metro is currently undergoing one of the largest upgrading programmes since its creation. Capitalising on our expertise, and as part of a global approach, each line will be completely upgraded before 2030 to ensure that Paris becomes the city of tomorrow.

We are one of the key players in the creation of the Grand Paris Express, which will double the Paris metro network by 2030:

  • Both the north (to Saint-Denis Pleyel business centre) and south (up to Orly airport) extensions of automatic line 14 will triple its length, forming the back bone of the new network;
  • To ensure smooth and easy connections, studies and adaptation work has already started on the metro and suburban railway stations that will interconnect with future lines.

Global presence

Our Group is present across four continents, from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to metros in Seoul and Mumbai, and trams in Tucson, Hong-Kong and Florence.

Whether for the designing of a whole transport network, operating or developing existing networks, we adapt to the needs and particularities of our customers with custom solutions to meet local needs.

The powerful presence of our Group is now highly structured, owning subsidiaries and entities with complementary skills. Thanks to our six main areas of expertise, we are winning contracts all over the world in both transport and engineering sectors and the transformation of public spaces:

  • Urban mobility

Operates and maintains the Paris regional network, one of the densest multimodal networks in the world.

Operates and maintains urban and intercity networks in France and abroad.

  • Infrastructure management

RATP Infrastructures
Infrastructure management of the historic network in Île-de-France.

  • Engineering

The Group can rely on the expertise of RATP's internal engineering department: definition of the requirement, design study, monitoring of the execution and acceptance of the rolling stock, infrastructures and urban transport systems, across all modes.

  • Urban services

RATP Travel Retail (formerly known as Promométro), Management and deployment of retail spaces on the transport network in France and conduction of consultancy work abroad.

RATP Connect (formerly known as Telcité), Deployment, operations and maintenance of a fibre optic network.

RATP Real Estate (formerly known as SEDP), Real estate management and engineering.

RATP Habitat (formerly known as Logis-Transports), Management and construction of social housing in the Île-de-France region.

RATP Coopération, Support for developing countries experiencing significant increases in city populations.

RATP Smart Systems (formerly known as IXXI), Mobility assistance solutions in the fields of ticketing, passenger information and operation support systems.

  • Investment funds

RATP Capital Innovation
Investment funds dedicated to SMEs, VSEs and start-ups, new forms of mobility players and smart city occupations.

  • Sponsorship

Supports general interest projects in the heart of the Group’s operational regions, in France and abroad.

Framework and Governance

The RATP Group

Overseen by an EPIC (Industrial and Commercial Public Undertaking), RATP is a state-funded public corporation. The board of directors is governed by the so-called “three-thirds rule”: a third of its representatives must be from the French State, a third must be employee representatives, and the remaining third must be “qualified people”.

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The Board of Directors

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List of administrators

State representatives

  • Mme Bacot Marie-Anne : Member of the General Council for the Environment and Sustainable Development
  • M. Cadot Michel : Prefect of the Île-de-France region and Prefect of Paris
  • M. Charissoux Denis : Assistant Director of the Budget Department
  • M. De Romanet Augustin : Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aéroports de Paris
  • Mme François Sylvie : Former Assistant General Manager of Human Resources and Social Relations for La Poste
  • M. Gay Emmanuelle : Regional and Interdepartmental Director of Facilities and Planning for the Île-de-France region
  • Mme Lepage Solenne : Director of Transport holdings at the Agence des participations de l’État (French State holdings agency)
  • M. Peylet Roland : Honorary member of the Conseil d’État

Elected representatives of towns or groups of towns concerned by the company’s activity

  • Mme Lepetit Annick : Councillor for Paris
  • Mme Luciani-Boyer Pascale : Councillor for Saint-Maur-des-Fossés

Representatives of socio-economic groups

  • Mme Bellon Michèle : Former Chairwoman of ERDF
  • Mme Corazza Chiara : Managing Director of Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society
  • Mme Guillouard Catherine : RATP Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer

Representatives of public transport customers

  • Mr Babut Michel : Representative of Fédération nationale des associations d’usagers des transports (Fnaut – National federation of transport users)
  • Mr Bernardelli Stéphane : Representative of Union nationale des associations familiales (UNAF – National union of family associations)

Figures chosen for their personal expertise in the field of transport or travel policies

  • M. Angles Bruno : Director of Crédit Suisse France and Belgium
  • M. Raulin Patrice : Former Chairman of Société Lyon-Turin Ferroviaire

Elected staff representatives

  • Mme De Wilde-Ghikh Laurence : Elected from the list submitted by UNSA
  • Mme Fayolle Michel : Elected from the list submitted by SUD
  • Mme Jeunet-Mancy Claire : Elected from the list submitted by CFE-CGC
  • Mme Lalouani Abdel Halim : Elected from the list submitted by FO (currently without portfolio)
  • Mme Le Pahun Didier : Elected from the list submitted by UNSA
  • M. Piras Fabrizio : Elected from the list submitted by CGT
  • M. Rizzi Michel : Elected from the list submitted by CGT
  • M. Roué Gilles : Elected from the list submitted by CGT
  • M. Saveret Gilles : Elected from the list submitted by CGT

The Board of Directors

Committee for Technical and Technological Upgrading and Transport (CMTTT)

Chairman: Mr. Raulin
Vice-chairman: Mr. Roué

  • Mr. Cadot (prefect replacing Mr. Delpuech)

  • Mr. Charissoux

  • Ms. Gay (replacing Mr. Leblanc)

  • Mr. Peylet

  • Mr. de Romanetm. Bernardelli

  • Mr. Babut

  • Mr. Raulin

  • Ms. Lepetit

  • Mr. Roué

  • Mr. Saveret

  • Ms. De Wilde-Ghikh

  • Mr. Lalouani

5 State representatives
4 well-known figures
4 elected staff representatives

Economic and Strategic Committee (CES)

Chairwoman: Ms. Bacot
Vice-chairman: Mr. Le Pahun

State representatives:

  • Ms. Bacot

  • Ms. François

  • Ms. Lepage

Well-known figures:

  • Mr. Angles

  • Ms. Bellon

  • Ms. Corazza

  • Ms. Luciani-Boyer (replacing Mr. Carrez)

Elected staff representatives:

  • Mr. Piras

  • Mr. Fayolle (replacing Ms. Marquez)

  • Mr. Le Pahun

  • Mr. Rizzi

  • Ms. Jeunet-Mancy

4 State representatives
4 well-known figures
5 elected staff representatives

Committee for Innovation and Customer Service (CISC)

Chairman: Mr. Rizzi
Vice-chairman: Mr. Babut

All administrators are members of this Committee. 

The Executive Committee

The Group’s Executive Committee, chaired by Catherine Guillouard, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer, is made up of ten members: five women and five men. Each member has complete responsibility for one or more departments within the parent company or Group entities for which they act as referral agents.The Group’s Executive Committee, chaired by Catherine Guillouard, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer, is made up of ten members: five women and five men. Each member has complete responsibility for one or more departments within the parent company or Group entities for which they act as referral agents.

  • Jean-Yves Leclercq, Chief Financial Officer
  • Marie-Claude Dupuis, Director,Strategy, Innovationand Development
  • Jean Agulhon, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Director of Human Resources for the Group
  • Christian Galivel, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Projects, Engineering and Investments
  • Laurence Batlle, RATP Dev Chief Executive Officer
  • Philippe Martin, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Transport and Maintenance Operations
  • Hiba Farès, Customer experience, marketing and services
  • Anaïs Lançon, Director, Communications and Brand Strategy
  • Jérôme Harnois, Director, Head of Risk Management, Safety and Institutional Affairs

A new legal and economic model for its historical market

RATP operates its historical networks in the Île-de-France region as part of a contract with Île-de-France Mobilités, the organising authority for public transport in the Paris Île-de-France region.

The ARAF (French rail regulatory body) law of 3 November 2009 on the organisation and regulation of rail transport reformed the RATP’s legal and economic model for the first time since 1948. This law (article 5) has adapted the passenger transport regulations for the Île-de-France region to the European OSP regulations regarding the opening to competition of passenger transport in 2009 .

The public transport market in the Île-de-France region is now open to competition. Île-de-France Mobilités must ensure competition between Île-de-France operators for all new services. For all existing networks, a transition period has been planned:

  • 15 years for the bus network;
  • 20 years for the tram network;
  • 30 years for the metro and the RER suburban lines networks.

RATP owns the Île-de-France infrastructure networks that it operates (metro, tram and RER suburban lines). It is responsible for managing and ensuring the safety of these networks and also keeping them in good condition.

The rolling stock (buses, metro, RER suburban lines and tram) is owned by Île-de-France Mobilités.

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