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 from 2 October 2020. Jérôme Tolot will succeed Joël Lebreton as Chairman of the Board early next year following Mr Lebreton’s decision to step down from his mandate in the coming months to focus on personal projects.
Joël Lebreton said: “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. 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 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.”
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.”
Biography of Jérôme Tolot
Jérôme Tolot joined Lyonnaise des Eaux in 1982 as Financial Controller, after beginning his career at the consulting firm McKinsey and Indosuez bank. Jérôme Tolot was then successively appointed Deputy CEO for Finance and Development at Degrémont, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the GTM and Vinci groups, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SITA. In 2002, he was appointed Deputy CEO and member of the Management Board of SUEZ. From 2005 to 2017, 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. In addition, Jérôme Tolot has been Managing Director of Chantiers du Cardinal since 2017.
He is a Knight of both the Legion of Honour and of the National Order of Merit. Jérôme Tolot was born on 4 January 1952. He is a graduate of INSEAD business school and the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and holds a DESS in economics.
Source : Keolis