- Joel Lebreton, Keolis Group Supervisory Board Chairman, appointed Patrick Jeantet as Keolis Group Executive Chairman during an extraordinary Supervisory Board meeting on Tuesday 5th November.
- Patrick Jeantet will begin as Keolis Group Executive Chairman in early 2020.
- During the transition period which began on November 1st, Kathleen Wantz-O’Rourke, Keolis Group Finance and Legal Executive Director, has been acting Chairwoman.
Commenting on the appointment, Keolis Group Supervisory Board Chairman Joel Lebreton said, “Patrick brings extensive international experience including eight years at Keolis. His comprehensive knowledge of the public transport sector and public transport authorities in France and internationally constitutes a real advantage in achieving the strategic goals of growing our business and improving the profitability of the Keolis Group.”
Patrick Jeantet, 59, is a graduate of France’s École Polytechnique and École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. Working mainly internationally, he began his career in construction (at Bouygues and Sogea-VINCI), and then worked in the water industry (at Bechtel and International Water).
From 2005 to 2013, he worked at Keolis as Deputy CEO, International, then as CEO, France.
In 2014 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Groupe Aéroports de Paris.
In May 2016, Patrick Jeantet was appointed Chairman and CEO of SNCF Réseau, and Deputy Chairman of the SNCF Executive Board. He developed and launched the Nouvel’R transformation project to prepare the rail network of the future by combining digital technologies and new working methods.
Leading the way in public transport, Keolis partners with public decision makers to make shared mobility an asset for cities and their communities. Internationally recognised as the leading operator of trams and automated metros, Keolis adopts an innovative approach with all its partners and subsidiaries (Kisio, EFFIA, Keolis Santé and Cykleo) to develop new forms of shared and customised mobility, and reinforce its core business across a range of transport modes including trains, buses, coaches, trolleybuses, river shuttles, ferries, cycles, car sharing services, electric autonomous vehicles and urban cable cars. In France, Keolis is now the leader in medical transport services through the creation of Keolis Santé in July 2017 and positioned as the number two car park operator, through its subsidiary EFFIA. The company is 70% owned by SNCF and 30% by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). Keolis employs 62,200 people in 15 countries* and recorded revenue of 5.9 billion euros in 2018. Each year, over 3 billion passengers worldwide use one of the shared mobility services offered by Keolis. www.keolis.com
*Historically based in France, Keolis has expanded its operations in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, India, Norway, the Netherlands, Qatar, Senegal, Sweden, the UK and the USA.
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