Christophe Béchu became President of AFIT France in April 2018 and was reappointed by the President of the Republic in June 2021. For Mr Béchu, the work of the agency is an integral part of the ecological transition, where it will make a full contribution in the field of transport. By organising this conference during the French presidency of the Council of the European Union, his aim is to lay the foundations of a European network for the regular exchange of good practices and innovative ideas.
Since 2014, Christophe Béchu has also served as Mayor of Angers and President of the Communauté Urbaine Angers Loire Métropole since 2014. He was previously a Member of the European Parliament (2009-2011) and Senator for Maine-et-Loire (2011-2017).