As international regional director for Keolis North America, Clément Michel leads Keolis’ existing operations throughout the US and Canada as well as oversees the future growth of the platform. With more than 15 years of experience in passenger transportation and network operations, Clément is a highly experienced and qualified executive leader with expertise in strategy development, business transformation, employee engagement and governance in both private and public sectors.
Before transitioning to Keolis’ North American platform, Clément served as Chief Executive Officer of Yarra Trams in Melbourne, Australia. In this role, he built an effective and efficient organization focused on safety, passengers and sustainability which resulted in increased employee engagement and customer satisfaction. Recognized time and time again for his commitment to diversity, Clément is one of only 20 leaders appointed as Male Champions of Change by the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commissioner.
Clément is avid about connecting communities and making cities more sustainable while bringing best value to the shareholder and taxpayers. He is a passionate advocate for public transportation, sustainability, and social inclusion, and is committed to seeing Keolis deliver the highest standards in service performance for customers. Clément has a Master’s degree in engineering from the elite Ecole Centrale de Paris.