Born in 1965, Laurent Kocher is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique. He began his career in 1989 at IBM France as a sales engineer for key accounts in the public and health/social sectors, and then helped set up the IBM Global Services division (Western Europe). He was appointed Operations Director in the Consulting and Systems Integration division, and then head of the Hosting and Transactional Solutions business unit. In 2004, he was made responsible for the banking and insurance sector at IBM Global Services.
In March 2005, he joined the France Telecom group to develop service activities for major French and international companies. In 2009, he was appointed Director of Information Systems for the France Telecom group. He was subsequently appointed Director of Businesses France.
From October 2011 to May 2013, he served as Managing Director of Atos group activities in France.
He joined the Keolis Group in January 2014 as Group Executive Director Marketing, Innovation and Services. Following the re-organisation of the Group Executive Committee announced on 16 April 2018, he was appointed head of the recently created New Mobilities Executive Board as Executive Director New Mobilities.