Keolis makes two key appointments

Clément Michel (left) and Annelise Avril have been appointed to Keolis' group executive committee.

Keolis has made two appointments to its group executive committee.

Clément Michel, currently president and CEO of Keolis North America, has been appointed senior executive vice president of human resources and transformation and will also lead on the group’s health and safety, employee engagement and sustainable development policies. He succeeds Bruno Danet, who leaves Keolis Group.

In his place, David Scorey, CEO of Keolis Commuter Services, which operates and maintains the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s commuter rail system in Greater Boston, has been appointed interim CEO of Keolis North America. David will be supported by the Keolis North America management team during the transition period, ahead of the appointment of Clement Michel’s successor.

The second appointment to the group executive committee is Annelise Avril, who will take on the role of senior executive vice president marketing, innovation and new mobilities from 7 June 2021. She was previously group senior vice president in charge of innovation, marketing, digital transformation and research at SUEZ. 

Annelise succeeds Jean Ghedira, senior executive vice president marketing and new mobilities, who joins LCL (Crédit Agricole Group) after 23 years in the public transport sector. 

Marie-Ange Debon, Keolis.

Marie-Ange Debon, CEO of Keolis Group, said: “I am delighted to welcome Clément and Annelise to our motivated and dynamic executive committee, where they will contribute to a new phase in Keolis’ development.

“Clément Michel’s operational and multicultural track record, as well as his experience in strategic development, operational transformation and employee engagement, will be invaluable assets in driving the group’s transformation, notably by harnessing our fast-growing expertise in digital innovation and energy transition. Our employees are Keolis’ most valued resource and it is their expertise and commitment which will ensure Keolis’ transformation delivers new opportunities.

“I am counting on Annelise Avril to contribute her know-how and long and varied on-the-ground experience in public utilities management in France and internationally to a renewed vision of innovation and passenger experience as well as to the role of digital in transforming our work.” 

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