Christophe Lemaire, 43, is a graduate of HEC Paris and holds an MBA from Kellogg Business School in the United States. He joins Keolis to supervise and co-ordinate all administrative and financial aspects of the international division. He will have as direct reports Nicolas Vandevyver, Financial Director, and Philippe Bois, Performance Director. He will also oversee all international human resource and legal activities. Reporting to Bernard Tabary and as part of the management committee, Christophe will focus on driving operational efficiency in our international subsidiaries. He will also develop key methods and processes to successfully implement the Group’s strategic plan and optimise business performance.
Christophe started his career in 1995 in Australia as a financial analyst. In 1998 he joined General Electric where he held various positions in Paris, London and Singapore, as Financial Business Manager for the Asia-Pacific region. In 2004, Christophe joined Alstom where he worked in a number of international roles until 2015. From 2004 to 2007, Christophe was Alstom’s Financial Director in Singapore. He was subsequently appointed Financial Director for Manufacturing and Tendering at Alstom Power Turbomachines in the United States (2007-2009) before becoming responsible for the finance division of Alstom in the Middle East, based in Dubai (2009-2011). This was followed by his time as Financial Manager for all gas product lines at Alstom Power Gas in Switzerland (2011 to 2013). He then returned to the United States where he held a number of Project Director roles, before taking on the position of Regional Director from 2014 to 2015. In November 2015, Christophe Lemaire left Alstom to return to General Electric as their Integration Director.
The range of roles Christophe has held internationally have enabled him to become adept at managing intercultural differences, and to develop strategic and operational expertise which are perfectly adapted to Keolis and its business development objectives,” said Bernard Tabary. “I am convinced that he will integrate very quickly into the team and hope you will join me in making him feel welcome.