Bouygues has parachuted one of its rising stars onto the Thomas Vale board to steer its integration into the French contracting giant.
Bouygues UK’s former deputy commercial director Jean-Stéphane Didier will take over as deputy managing director of Thomas Vale with immediate effect.
He will report to Thomas Vale’s managing director Tony Hyde, while working alongside its senior management team to ensure the swift integration of Thomas Vale into Bouygues Bâtiment International.
BBI unveiled the board appointment as its takeover of the Midlands builder was given the official green light by the European Commission competition commission.
Didier, understood to be in his mid thirties, has been with Bouygues UK since 2008.
He played a key role in the firm’s local authorities team, particularly on Tower Hamlets, Westminster and Waltham Forest BSF programmes.
Tony Hyde, group managing director of the Thomas Vale Group, said: “This is a very exciting time for the Thomas Vale Group, its employees, clients and other stakeholders.
“The resources that are now available to us through the Bouygues Group will allow us to continue to increase our market share in our key industry sectors.
“This move will allow the business to capitalise on additional emerging markets and opportunities which complement our skills and experience.”