Keolis appoints Jérôme Tolot to its supervisory board
Jérôme Tolot will succeed Joël Lebreton as Chairman of the Board in early 2021.
Keolis shareholders SNCF and CDPQ (Caisse de Dépot et Placement du Québec) have agreed to appoint Jérôme Tolot as a member of Keolis Supervisory Board, effective from 2 October 2020.
Jérôme Tolot will succeed Joël Lebreton as Chairman of the Board early next year, following Lebreton’s decision to step down from his mandate in the coming months to focus on personal projects.
“I am very pleased about the appointment of Jérôme Tolot. His extensive experience in the services sector for local communities in France and internationally will be invaluable for the Board,” explained Joël Lebreton. “With the appointment this summer of Marie-Ange Debon as Chief Executive Officer, Keolis has a robust governance in place and the company is ready to weather the health crisis and open a new chapter in its development. I have total confidence in this impressive company’s future.”
Jérôme Tolot has most recently been Managing Director of Chantiers du Cardinal since 2017, before which he was Director and Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ Énergie Services, which became ENGIE Énergie Services, Deputy CEO and a member of the Management Committee of ENGIE and a Director at SUEZ during a period covering 2005 to 2017.
Speaking of his appointment to the Keolis supervisory board, Tolot said: “I am very honoured by the confidence Keolis’ shareholders have shown in me. I am delighted to join both the vibrant and fascinating mobility services sector and Chief Executive Officer Marie-Ange Debon in the development of Keolis as a major player in shared mobility in the world.”
Meanwhile, Jean-Pierre Farandou, SNCF Chairman and CEO, said: “I would like to thank Joël Lebreton very warmly for his role in the development and success of Keolis over the past eight years. The choice of Jérôme Tolot to chair the Supervisory Board is one based on experience and was made hand-in-hand by SNCF and CDPQ, illustrating the harmony of Keolis’ governance. Conscious of the difficulties entailed by the current crisis, the two shareholders reiterate our support for the action implemented by the Executive Committee and Supervisory Board.”