Classics La Défense: Pierre-Yves Guice, new boss of the business district

21:15  29 september  2020
21:15  29 september  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

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Illustration. Ex-directeur général adjoint des services du département des Hauts-de-Seine, Pierre-Yves Guice dirigera l’établissement public Paris La Défense, en charge de l’aménagement et de l’animation du premier quartier d’affaires européen. © CD92 / Julia Brechler Illustration. Former deputy director general of services in the Hauts-de-Seine department, Pierre-Yves Guice will head the public establishment Paris La Défense, in charge of the development and animation of the first European business district.

The name of the new boss of Paris La Défense is now known. This is Pierre-Yves Guice, appointed, this Tuesday morning, at the end of the board of directors of the public establishment in charge of the development, management, animation and promotion of the Business District. He replaces Marie-Célie Guillaume who left this summer, four months after the death of Patrick Devedjian, to whom she was close.

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A graduate of the Polytechnic school, chief engineer of bridges, water and forests, his successor, Pierre-Yves Guice, began his career within the central administration of the Ministry of Ecology, in particular in charge of major state town planning operations.

Since 2015, he held the post of Deputy Director General of Services for the Hauts-de-Seine department. A function which had enabled him to support the decentralization of the business district initiated by Patrick Devedjian.

His mission: to adapt the district to the “next world”

At the head of Paris La Défense, this senior official will have to accomplish a mission in the midst of a health crisis: to chart “the path of a new development model” and adapt the business district "in the world after".

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“This is the meaning of the roadmap that I gave him, insists the president of the departmental council and the public establishment, Georges Siffredi. Even more room will have to be made for ecological transition, functional diversity and consultation with municipalities and economic players. "

" My first responsibility will be to stay on course for the long term, observes Pierre-Yves Guice. Far from being obsolete, the urban model that makes La Défense so specific, on the contrary embodies the qualities of resilience and innovation which will find more emphasis than ever in the coming years. »

Determined to rethink, with agility and responsiveness, the future of this territory, the new boss of Paris La Défense says he is betting on the urban renewal operations undertaken in Nanterre and La Garenne-Colombes, as well as on the next arrivals of Paris. 'Eole and the Grand Paris Express.

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