Keolis is changing its corporate governance. It is strengthening the diversity of profiles, in particular with two external recruitments, and the balance between operational and functional staff for its French and International activities.

Keolis becomes one of the rare French companies whose Executive Committee is composed mainly of women.

These changes will come into effect early September. 

Accountabilities for international operations are assigned as follows: 

  • Laurence Broseta, previously Chief Executive Officer of the international division of the UGI Group, joins Keolis as Chief Executive Officer, International with accountabilities for Australia, North America, the UK/Middle-East/India and China. She becomes a member of the Group Executive Committee. 

  • Jan Kilström, previously Managing Director of Keolis Sweden, is appointed Chief Executive Officer, Continental Europe with accountability for Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden. He becomes a member of the Group Executive Committee. 

The governance of operations in France is also adjusted with accountabilities assigned as follows: 

  • Annelise Avril is appointed Chief Executive Officer, France, Major Urban Networks with accountability for the major networks of Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon and Rennes, the Greater Urban Networks and the Hove & Cykleo activities. She was previously Group Director of Marketing, Innovation and New Mobilities. She remains member of the Group Executive Committee in her new role. 

  • Clément Michel is appointed Chief Executive Officer France, Regions. He is also accountable for the Keolis Santé and Kisio Services & Conseil activities. He was previously Group Director of Human Resources and Transformation. He remains a member of the Group Executive Committee in his new role. 

  • Lydie Jallier joins Keolis as Group Human Resources Director, replacing Clément Michel. She becomes a member of the Group Executive Committee. 

  • Accountability for Health & Safety, Security and the Keolis Way group transformation program are assigned to Pierre Gosset, Group Director of the Industrial Division and a member of the Group Executive Committee, in addition to his existing responsibilities. 

  • The accountabilities of Group Executive Committee members Christelle Villadary, Group Finance and Legal Director, and Sophie Durand, Group Communications Director, remain unchanged. 

Accountabilities for Marketing, Innovation, New Mobilities, Sustainable Development and Engagement will be assigned following a forthcoming appointment. 

Frédéric Baverez, Chief Executive Officer France and Chairman of EFFIA and Arnaud Van Troeyen, Group Deputy International Director, decided to take a new step in their careers and are pursuing new opportunities outside the group. 

Under the leadership of Marie-Ange Debon, Group Chief Executive Officer, the Keolis Group Executive Committee is now structured around four operational CEOs and four cross-functional directors, five women and three men – which reprensent an Executive Committee mainly composed of women. 

“While a process of reflection had been underway since the spring, I decided to review our governance to reinforce its operational character and the diversity of the profiles of its executive committee. I have every confidence in this partially renewed team to continue the remarkable work already accomplished and to help the Keolis group grow even stronger. I welcome Laurence Broseta and Lydie Jallier, who will bring all their expertise and skills to support our ambitions and the intensification of our development. I would like to express my sincere thanks to Frédéric Baverez and Arnaud Van Troeyen for their commitment and their major contribution to the success of Keolis, whose colors they have flown for so many years"

Marie-Ange Debon, Chairwoman and Group Chief Executive Officer of Keolis.

Laurence Broseta 

Laurence has a background of more than 25 years in public transport and energy. 

In 2008, she joined the Executive Committee of RATP Dev as International Director in charge of operations including those in Europe, Asia and the United States. 

In 2013, she joined the Executive Committee of Transdev as Managing Director France, participating in the transformation of the group following the merger between Transdev and Veolia Transport. In 2016, she became International Director of Transdev in charge of Southern and Northern Europe, Asia, Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. 

In 2019, Laurence became Managing Director in charge of France and the Benelux of the American group UGI International, a world leader in gas distribution which supports customers in their energy transition by offering renewable liquid gases. From 2021, Laurence’s responsibilities were extended to include the group’s International footprint outside the US. 

Lydie Jallier 

Lydie Jallier began her career in 1998 at Delphi, in charge of continuous improvement and internal communication, then Human Resources for three product lines. 

In 2008, she joined Technip as Head of Talent for Subsea Activities and Onshore-Offshore Project Management for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In 2010, she was appointed Director of Human Resources at the headquarters, and in 2013, Director of Human Resources for onshore-offshore activities in Southern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Russia. 

In 2016, she joined Zodiac Aerospace as Director of Training and Talent. In 2017, she was appointed Group Human Resources Director. After the acquisition of Zodiac Aerospace by Safran, she became a member of the integration team in charge of managing human resources. 

In October 2018, she joined Safran Landing Systems as Senior Vice President, Human Resources until June 2022, when Lydie was appointed Senior Vice President, Recruitment and Talent Development at Safran

Jan Kilström 

After several years in management positions in a number of Swedish industrial companies, Jan became Managing Director of Nils Hanssons Akeri in 2002, a company specialising in freight and logistics activities in Sweden and Europe. 

In 2006, he joined Scania AB as SVP Trucks and VP Long Haulage, and in 2008 took over responsibility for Scania Australia. 

In 2010, he joined Bring Frigoscandia, a company specialising in food logistics in Northern Europe, as CEO. In this role, he led the acquisition of its largest competitor in Sweden. 

In 2013, Jan became CEO of Green Cargo AB, the incumbent rail logistics operator for freight transport in Sweden, which he set up in Norway. 

In 2018, Jan joined the Keolis Group as Managing Director of Keolis Sweden

A graduate of Lund University in Sweden, Jan has held several directorships in Swedish companies, in particular the LOTS group (a subsidiary of Scania), where he is now Chairman of the Board of Directors.