Clément Michel (46) has 22 years experience in passenger transport and the management of public transport networks. Since 2016 he has been president and CEO of Keolis North America (USA and Canada).
Clement joined SNCF in 1999, where he held several operational positions in Paris and in Montpellier. In 2005, he became Executive Director of Gare de Lyon station in Paris. In 2009, he joined Yarra Trams operated by Keolis Downer in Melbourne as Chief Operating Officer before being appointed CEO of Yarra Trams in 2013, a role in which he remained until moving to Keolis North America. Clément has a proven track record in areas including building innovative partnerships with the communities he serves, launching employee engagement initiatives, supporting talent development at all levels of the organisation and promoting sustainability, diversity and inclusion across the transportation industry. Clément Michel holds a master's degree in engineering from the École Centrale de Paris and a postgraduate degree in Development Economics from University of Essex.