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Loïk Le Floch-Prigent
country of citizenship: France
language of expression: French
educated at: Grenoble Institute of Technology, École nationale supérieure de l'énergie, l'eau et l'environnement
occupation: engineer, businessperson
position held: President of the SNCF, president
Loik Le Floch-Prigent (born 21 September 1943 in Brest) is a French engineer and manager. He was CEO of Elf Aquitaine between July 1989 and 1993, then president of SNCF from December 1995 to July 1996, when he was indicted in connection with the Elf affair
. He is the nephew of the poet Maodez Glanndour.
He was charged in September 2012 with being an accessory to fraud whilst in Togo after a complaint from an Emirati businessman, was filed claiming that he had been manipulated out of $48 million. He was extradited to Ivory Coast and appeared before a judge where he was questioned for three hours in Lomé.
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