Keolis Group announces Marie-Ange Debon to its Executive Board as Executive Chairwoman

– FRANCE, Paris –  Keolis Group, today announced that its Supervisory Board unanimously appointed Marie-Ange Debon as Group Executive Chairwoman effective on 24 August 2020.

We are delighted to welcome Marie-Ange Debon to the Group’s management. She is a committed leader, keen to reconcile growth with financial rigour. Keolis will benefit from her experience in both the public and private sectors across the world serving our passengers and our public transport authorities. She has all the qualities required to implement the strategy defined by the Supervisory Board which was confirmed last spring”.  said Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Joël Lebreton.

About Marie-Ange Debon

Marie-Ange Debon has held several managing positions in international groups.

From 2008 to March 2020, she was Deputy CEO of SUEZ Group, where she successfully led the international division (€4.6bn turnover in more than 50 countries) and the French division (€5.8bn turnover, 30 000 employees). She had initially joined SUEZ Group as General Secretary when it was listed on the stock exchange in 2008.

From 1998 to 2008, she held the position of Deputy CEO and then General Secretary of Thomson Group, now Technicolor.

Between 1994 and 1998, she was Deputy CEO of France 3 – national television channel – after having spent four years as a Magistrate with the French Court of Auditors from 1990 to 1994.

Marie-Ange Debon is also an Administrator of listed companies and VP of MEDEF International – the French Business Confederation.

Furthermore, she is Administrator for a palliative care facility in Paris.

Marie-Ange Debon commented: “I am proud to be taking over management of Keolis, an innovative Group working towards shared, sustainable and inclusive mobility. I am aware of just how committed Keolis’  68,500 employees are throughout the world. During the Covid-19 crisis, they have flawlessly fulfilled their public service remits”.

She is a graduate of HEC Paris (1986) and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration – ENA (1989).

About Keolis

Keolis is a multinational transportation company that operates public transport systems. The company manages bus, Rapid transit, Tram, coach networks, rental bikes, car parks, water taxi, cable car and trolleybus services.

Based in Paris, France, the company is 70% owned by SNCF and 30% owned by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

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