Nicolas Vandevyver, member of the Keolis Management Committee since 2009 in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer, International, was appointed Group Internal Audit Director on 1 October.
He is succeeded by Philippe Massin, Director of the subsidiary Keolis Meyer, who thereby becomes a member of the Keolis Group's Management Committee.
In Rennes (France), Keolis, which already operates two Navya electric autonomous shuttles in the University of Rennes, further pursues its trials with two new shuttles made by EasyMile. On the same occasion, Easymile inaugurates its new-generation shuttle. In Lyon (France), the Group has reached a new milestone in autonomous vehicle deployment with the entry into service of two new Navya automated shuttles fully integrated into traffic, a first in the country. In Newcastle (Australia), Keolis will start to operate autonomous shuttles running on public roads by the end of the year.In Gothenburg (Sweden), in partnership with Volvo, Keolis unveiled a 12-metre long electric bus in its depot.
Keolis’ Australian subsidiary, Keolis Downer, has started operating a new real-time on-demand transport service in Newcastle, as part of its Smart City Program. This new service builds on the success of existing on-demand services in Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, where ridership continues to grow by over 5% each month. It provides the local community and visitors a better access to public transport and aims to shift from private cars to public transport
05/11/2019 Joel Lebreton, Keolis Group Supervisory Board Chairman, appointed Patrick Jeantet as Keolis Group Executive Chairman during an extraordinary Supervisory Board meeting on Tuesday 5th November. Patrick Jeantet will begin as Keolis Group Executive Chairman in early 2020. During the transition period which began on November 1st, Kathleen Wantz-O'Rourke, Keolis Group Finance and Legal Executive Director, has been acting Chairwoman.
From 29 October to 3 December 2019, Keolis will be embarking on a tour of seven cities throughout France – Le Mans, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Salon-de-Provence, Prenois, Bouxières-aux-Dames and Comines – to promote more sustainable forms of mobility across the country. The group's alternative energy experts will be presenting their vision of various clean energies (bio NGV , electric and hydrogen) as well as existing rolling stock to public transport authorities in order to feed their reflection on the challenges of climate change within their territory. Following launches of fully electric bus rapid transit (BRT) services in Amiens and Bayonne-Biarritz in 2019, this initiative is further evidence of the group's desire to make mobility more environmentally friendly.