Rail Europe Appoints 2 New Chief Officers
White Plains, New York, May 5, 2008 - Rail Europe appoints 2 new Chief Officers. The White Plains based subsidiary of the French National Railroads (SNCF) and Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) announced Duncan Still as Chief Commercial Officer and Zine Belhonchet as Chief Financial Officer.
Under the direction of Frédéric Langlois, President and CEO of Rail Europe, the company is aiming for another banner year in European rail sales. Langlois, who announced this week that Duncan Still and Zine Belhonchet would assume new lead roles within the company said “ the timing of the new appointments, as we enter our second quarter, is perfect, as Rail Europe’s revenues in the first quarter were running 4% ahead of last year.”
Duncan Still, earned an MBA in Marketing from NYU (Stern School of Business). He joined Rail Europe in 1997 as Vice President of HR, Legal Affairs and Administration and in 2003, was appointed Chief Financial Officer. Formerly he held management positions in Finance, Operations and Customer Service at British Rail in the UK and at BritRail Travel International, Inc based in New York.
Zine Belhonchet, a graduate of Sciences Po in Paris, majored in Finance and joined Rail Europe in 1997 as Activity and Budget Controller. He became Director of Finance in 2004 and was appointed Vice President of Strategic Planning in 2007. Previous to his employment at Rail Europe, Belhonchet was Controller for the French subsidiary of Welch Allyn based outside Paris.
Rail Europe’s new Chief Officers bring outstanding credentials, such as, leadership experience and marketing and financial expertise to their new roles. Their new appointments add to an already solid management team, the experience and vision needed to direct the various business lines of Rail Europe, while continuing the company’s tradition of commitment to its customers and employees.
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