Vautrin to Provide Financial Counsel for Keolis Commuter Services’ Boston Operations
BOSTON – July 15, 2014 – Keolis Commuter Services, which operates the commuter rail network for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, has named Benjamin Vautrin as its chief financial officer. In this role, Vautrin is responsible for financial planning and reporting activities for Keolis’ Boston operations.
Vautrin has more than 10 years of experience with Keolis internationally. He served as a principal advisor at Keolis’ corporate headquarters in France; a finance and integration manager in Belgium, and as financial business planning and reporting manager in Australia.
During his decade with the company, Vautrin has been involved in several major equity and debt transactions, as well as numerous corporate acquisitions. He has extensive experience in financial management, including management reporting, financial analysis, budgeting, costing, and performance monitoring.
Earlier in his career, he was an investment banking analyst at Crédit Agricole Indosuez in Spain. He holds a master’s degree in management with a specialization in finance from the ESCP Europe Business School.
“Benjamin Vautrin’s distinguished financial management career with multiple Keolis offices makes him an ideal fit for the chief financial officer position here in Boston, as we continue to operate the ‘T’ commuter rail system and work to improve service and customer satisfaction,” said Gerald Francis, deputy general manager of Keolis Commuter Services, part of Keolis’ North American operations.
“After working in several Keolis offices around the world, it’s particularly exciting to be part of Keolis in North America and to be part of a team that is providing superior commuter rail service to the citizens of the Boston area,” Vautrin said.
Keolis is a global leader in the passenger transportation industry, operating systems in 15 countries including North America. The largest light rail operator in the world, Keolis transports 2.5 billion passengers a year via trains, buses, shuttles and taxis, and also provides fleet management and maintenance, logistics and routing services. Learn more about how Keolis and our 55,000 employees are always “Thinking Like a Passenger” at www.keolisnorthamerica.com.
Leslie Aun, Keolis