Born in 1961, André Rouge studied law at Pantheon-Assas University (Paris 2). After beginning his career in 1983 as an independent journalist, he became a parliamentary assistant for various members of the French parliament between 1986 and 1991. He then joined the office of the Mayor of Paris before being appointed technical advisor to the Minister of Overseas Departments and Territories in 1993, chief of staff to the Minister for Integration and the Fight against Exclusion in 1995 and Special Adviser to the Minister for Overseas Territories in 1997.
In 1998, he joined Financière Wargny, heading institutional relations on behalf of the President. He joined Bouygues Construction in October 2001 as deputy director of the central commercial department, before becoming deputy director of Development and External Relations.
He was appointed Business Development Director of Bouygues Construction in March 2015, reporting to Philippe Bonnave, Chairman and Chief Executive of the group.