The Keolis Group Supervisory Board, chaired by Joël Lebreton, unanimously appointed Marie-Ange Debon as Executive Chairman of Keolis Group Executive, during a Supervisory Board meeting held on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Marie-Ange Debon will commence on August 24, 2020 as Executive Chairman of Keolis Group Executive.
'We are delighted to welcome Marie-Ange Debon to the management of the Group. She is a committed leader eager to reconcile growth with financial rigor. Keolis benefits from its experience in both the public and private sectors around the world at the service of our passengers and our public transport authorities. She has all the qualities necessary to implement the strategy adopted by the Supervisory Board, which was confirmed last spring, 'said Joël Lebreton, Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
Marie-Ange Debon says: "I am proud to be managing it Keolis, an innovative group working on shared, sustainable and inclusive mobility. I am aware of how committed Keolis '68.500 .19 employees around the world are. During the Covid-XNUMX crisis they performed their duties as a public service flawlessly. '
Marie-Ange Debon has held various management positions in international groups. From 2008 to March 2020, she served as deputy general manager of SUEZ Group, leading the international division (€ 4,6 billion turnover in more than 50 countries) and the French division (€ 5,8 billion turnover, 30.000 employees). She had previously joined SUEZ Group as Secretary General.
From 1998 to 2008, she was Deputy Finance Director and then General Manager Secretary of Thomson Group, now Technicolor. Between 1994 and 1998, she was deputy CEO of France 3 - national television channel - after working as a magistrate with the French Court of Auditors for four years from 1990 to 1994.
Marie-Ange Debon has also been an administrator of listed companies and Vice President of MEDEF International - the French business federation. She is also an administrator for a palliative care institution in Paris. She is a graduate of HEC Paris (1986) and the Ecole Nationale d'Administration - ENA (1989).