Press release
13.02.2008

Appointment

Alain BENQUET has been appointed Managing Director Europe for the Colas Group.   
 
A graduate of the Ecole des Mines de Paris engineering school, Alain BENQUET started his career at Colas in 1971 as a project engineer in Bordeaux, before moving on to Gennevilliers.  In 1974, he was appointed project engineer in Guadeloupe, and then agency manager.  In 1979, he became agency supervisor in Nigeria, then in 1982, deputy manager in the Ivory Coast.  From 1988 to 1990, he ran the Colas agencies in Cameroun, Chad and Guinea.  In
1990, he was tapped to become manager for eastern Europe, and in 1992, manager for central Europe.  In 1999, he was appointed Deputy Managing Director for the  International East division, in charge of central Europe.

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Delphine Lombard
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