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Dominique Reiniche appointed chairman of Eurostar


Eurostar has appointed Dominique Reiniche as its new chairman, with effect from 1 July 2019.

She succeeds Clare Hollingsworth, who has been chairman for the last six years, following three years as a non-executive director.

Rachel Picard, CEO of Voyages SNCF, said: “On behalf of the shareholders, I would like to thank Clare for her considerable contribution to Eurostar and to welcome Dominique as our new chair. With her breadth of board experience and her international credentials, Dominique is very well placed to lead the Eurostar Board through the next phase of the company’s growth.”

Dominique Reiniche brings with her the experience of CEO of the Europe Group of The Coca Cola Company and of Coca Cola Enterprises. She is a non-executive director for a number of international companies, including Mondi, Paypal and Severn Trent, and is chairman of Chr. Hansen, the global bio sciences company.

She started her career with Procter and Gamble before becoming director of marketing and strategy  with Kraft Jacobs Suchard, so she brings international consumer insight as well as strong strategic, senior leadership and board governance experience.

Mike Cooper, CEO, Eurostar.

Commenting on her appointment, Dominique Reiniche said: “I am very pleased to be taking on the role of chair of Eurostar and to being part of this exciting, iconic business. Over the last 25 years, Eurostar has transformed short-haul travel between the UK and mainland Europe and I look forward to supporting the team in driving the future growth of the company.”

Eurostar CEO Mike Cooper added: “I am delighted at the prospect of working with such an experienced, high calibre individual as Dominique. With her broad European outlook and deep experience of customer-facing businesses, Dominique will provide valuable insight and will complement perfectly the Eurostar culture.”


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