Emmanuel Forest is Executive Vice-President, European and Public Affairs for the Bouygues group. He is responsible for the Group’s institutional relations, particularly with EU institutions, and is Chief Executive Officer of Bouygues Europe SA in Brussels.
Emmanuel Forest, who is 55 years old, is a graduate of both École Polytechnique (1975) and ENA (1981). He started his career in the French Ministry of Education and then became a technical advisor to the Secretary of State in charge of universities. He then joined the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1986 as a specialist advisor to the cultural, scientific and co-operation counsellor.
In 1989, Emmanuel Forest joined the Bouygues group as Director reporting to senior management before becoming Corporate Secretary of Bouygues Bâtiment International in 1990 and of Bouygues Telecom in 1994, after the operator was awarded its licence. He was subsequently appointed Executive Vice-President in 1998 and Deputy CEO & Deputy Chairman of Bouygues Telecom in 2007.