Jérôme Dezobry


Chairman of the Management Board of the Seine-Nord Europe Canal Society

The Seine-Nord Europe Canal Society (SCSNE) is the contracting authority of the Seine-Nord Europe Canal, a major European project in the river sector. The SCSNE’s supervisory board is composed of territorial collectivities financing the project such as the administrative region Hauts-de-France and the three Northern departments: Oise, Pas-de-Calais and Somme (in collaboration with the Ile-de-France region), as well as the French government and the European Union. The supervisory board is chaired by Xavier Bertrand, president of the Regional Council of Hauts-de-France. Jérôme Dezobry was appointed chairman of the management board in October 2018. He had previously been responsible for the prefiguration of the SCSNE together with the Director General of Voies navigables de France (Navigable Waterways of France). Jérôme Dezobry is a territorial administrator (National Institute of Territorial Studies - Schuman class of 2010-2011). He has a technical background (Ecole Centrale Lille / Ecole Centrale Paris - 1994) and a political science background at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (2005). His work experience is a mix between business and public service: he worked in business for 15 years at GDF Suez, in particular in the group's Major Infrastructures department, and then at the Department Council of Nord as Deputy Director General in charge of Sustainable Planning and Territorial Development.