Christelle Villadary appointed Chief Financial Officer of Keolis

23rd March 2021

Christelle Villadary is appointed Chief Financial Officer of Keolis as of 19 April 2021. A member of the Executive Committee, Christelle Villadary will manage Keolis' financial performance as well as legal affairs and insurance, internal audit, M&A and real estate activities.

She succeeds Kathleen Wantz O'Rourke, who has chosen to take a new step in her career.

"I am delighted to welcome Christelle Villadary to the Keolis team. She brings her experience of public-private partnerships, as well as the service sector. Her expertise and vision will be assets in driving Keolis’ performance and development in a changing environment. I would also like to thank Kathleen for her professionalism and contribution to Keolis. Her know-how and commitment have been invaluable in supporting the company, especially during the pandemic."

Marie-Ange Debon, President of the Keolis Board of Directors

Christelle Villadary, 46, was until March 2021, Chief Financial Officer of Quadient, a listed company of the SBF 120. From 2010 to 2019, Christelle held a number of positions at Suez, first as Secretary of the Group Investment Committee, then as CFO for Africa, Middle East and India, and then as Director of M&A and Financial Engineering. She was promoted to Vice President Group Strategy and a member of the Executive Committee in 2017.

From 2002 to 2010, Christelle was at Technicolor (ex Thomson Multimedia), as Investor Relations Manager, then Corporate Finance Manager, then Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO before taking charge of a program to reorganise and transform financial processes and tools, reporting to the Group CFO. Christelle Villadary started her career in auditing and consulting at Arthur Andersen in 1997.

Christelle Villadary is a graduate of ESSEC.