AIFA 2022


Bernard Peille


Managing Director


Mr. Bernard PEILLE is: • Managing Director, Alstom Southern Africa Cluster • Non-executive Director, Gibela Rail Consortium • Non-executive Director, Bombela Maintenance Company Bernard has served in various executive leadership roles in Alstom. He is also a member of the board of four joint ventures in South Africa as follows: • Gibela, a consortium responsible for the delivery of PRASA’s new rolling stock programme - 600 X’trapolis Mega trains. Gibela is the first largest and the most advanced centre for train manufacturing in Africa. • Bombela Maintenance is a special purpose company created for Gautrain Maintenance. The Gautrain is a world class rapid rail network in Gauteng, South Africa. • Alstom BTSA supports the local rail industry with rail control solutions, product maintenance and services, as well as locomotive and commuter train refurbishment programs. Currently, manufacturing electric locomotives (eTRAXX) for Transnet Freight Rail in South Africa. • The Alstom Ubunye factory manufactures components for rolling stock which include end-under-frames, bogies and bogie frames, looming products, and other electrical components in South Africa. Prior to leading the Southern Africa cluster, Bernard managed several Alstom sites in different countries such as United States, South Korea, China, Russia, France, and Kazakhstan. His career in the railway industry spans more than 30 years with expertise in industrial site development, management of rolling stock, designing, and manufacturing regional trains; tramways; urban, regional, and very high-speed trains; service and project management.

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