Yves Gabriel spent his entire career working for the Bouygues group. He held the position of Civil Works Engineer for SGREC Routes et Travaux Publics, before creating SCREG Bâtiment, and taking on the role of Managing Director. From 1989, he also took on the responsibility of the Industrial Construction division of Bouygues Construction. In this capacity, he handled the acquisition of Ballestrero, which he presided over.
In 1992, he was appointed Managing Director of SCREG Group.
In 1996, Yves Gabriel joined Saur as Deputy General Manager, before becoming General Manager in 2000. From 2000 – 2005, he was CEO of Bouygues Construction and a Board member for Bouygues S.A.
In 2015 he founded his consulting firm, Yves Gabriel Consulting and, in that same year, he was appointed senior advisor at Olivier Wyman.
Yves Gabriel graduated from Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC).