François Gauthey is Chief Financial and Corporate Officer in charge of Corporate services at Getlink, formerly Groupe Eurotunnel, since September 2015.
A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, holder of a DEA in Organisational Strategy and an Engineer from the Ponts et Chaussées, François Gauthey joined the Private Office of the Minister for the Economy, Edmond Alphandery, in 1993, as a technical advisor. In 1995, he became head of Customer Services at Aéroports de Paris, before becoming advisor in charge of equipment, housing and transport in the Private office of Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin. He subsequently took up the office of Directeur de Cabinet for François Goulard, Secretary of State for Transport and the sea, in 2004, and in the Ministry for Higher Education and Research in 2005. In 2006, he took up a role as Directeur Général for navigable waterways in France. In 2007, he joined the Sanef Group, shortly after its privatisation, and held the role of Directeur Général until 2014. Since November 2014, he has been Chairman and Chief Executive of Sanef ITS Technologies.