Marie-Ange Debon appointed as Keolis Group Executive Chairwoman
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Posted: 29 July 2020 | Sam Mehmet (Intelligent Transport)
Marie-Ange Debon will begin as Keolis Group Executive Chairwoman on 24 August 2020.
The Supervisory Board of Keolis Group, under the presidency of Joël Lebreton, has appointed Marie-Ange Debon as Keolis Group Executive Chairwoman.
From 1990 to 1994, Debon was a Magistrate with the French Court of Auditors before becoming Deputy CEO for France 3 – the French national television channel – between 1994 and 1998. She then held the position of Deputy Chief Financial Officer and then General Secretary of Thomson Group (now Technicolor) until 2008.
From 2008 to March 2020, Debon was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ Group, where she led the international division and the French division. She had initially joined SUEZ Group as General Secretary when it was listed on the stock exchange in 2008.
Debon is also an Administrator of listed companies and Vice-President of MEDEF International – the French Business Confederation.
Lebreton, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, said: “We are delighted to welcome MarieAnge 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.”
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.”
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Joël Lebreton, Marie-Ange Debon