Philippe Citroen | Director General

Philippe Citroen, Director General, Unife

Philippe Citroën joined UNIFE in 2011 as Director General. He began his career as Transport Advisor at the French Permanent Representation to the EU and then became Member of the Cabinet of the French Transport Minister. In 1993 he became Manager and Chief of Staff at RATP Paris, and joined the SNCF as Strategy Director in 1999. Prior to assuming his position at UNIFE, he served for 8 years as CEO of Systra, one of the world’s leading public transport engineering companies.
Mr Citroën is a graduate of Paris II University in Public Law, holds a Diploma from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) and also studied at the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), where he also lectured about Rail and Urban Transport. He is married and has three children.


Rail Live! Day 1 @ 14:30

UNIFE’s vision for the digitisation of rail

  • The development of technologies to support the digitisation of the railway: from LTE to ERTMS – making it work for all 
  • The role of ERTMS in the digitisation of the railway industry: how can the rail industry effectively innovate?  
  • Looking to the future: how will rail benefit from key technologies such as IOT, AI and blockchain? Taking control of our innovation 

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