Philippe Yvin was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Société du Grand Paris, the public-owned company in charge of the Greater Paris new transport network, on February 19th during the Council of Ministers. Until then, he was advisor at the cabinet of the Prime Minister for local administrative entities. He is also territorial administrator, former General Director of local administrative services of Seine Saint Denis and Oise. Philippe Yvin was born in 1957. He graduated from ESSEC Business Scholl and Sciences Po Paris. He started his career as an officer at the regional council of the Parisian region (Ile-de-France) from 1981 to 1983. He was then General Secretary of Epinay-sur-Seine (1983-1985) as well as officer at the mayoral commission for security. Head of cabinet of Epinay-sur-Seine city hall (1985-1989), he became General Secretary of the Cities National Council (1989-1990). He was then appointed director for delinquency prevention at the interministerial delegation for city and socio-urban development (1990-1991). Sub-prefect from 1991 to 1993, he became General Secretary of the Prefecture of Haute Corse (1993-1995) and after that head of cabinet of the Essonne’s Prefect (1995-1997) before being nominated head of the civil cabinet of the Defense Ministry (1997-1998). He became from 1998 to 2002 head of cabinet of the City Ministry. In 2003, he became General Secretary of the commission in charge of the elaboration of the environmental Charter before managing, from 2004 to 2008 the departmental services of Oise and Seine Saint-Denis (2008-2012).