Following his work on local authorities and sustainability at the Somme Region office (1998 – 2001), Nicolas Samsoen joined the staff of Equipment and Transport Minister, Gilles de Robien in 2002 where he served as adviser on urban planning and the environment.
In 2004, Nicolas Samsoen was appointed to lead the public development of Mantois Seine Aval, where he set up the nationally recognized Seine-Aval project. In 2009, he joined AREP (part of SNCF – a station design and urban planning company) as a special advisor to the Chairman and CEO. From 2010 to 2012, he served as AREP’s Director of Asia and CEO for Vietnam before briefly returning to SNCF headquarters.
A subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts and Veolia Environnement, Transdev is one of the world’s leading public transport companies. Transdev advises and assists local authorities, from pre-project to daily operations of public transport systems to project management. With 95,000 employees in 21 countries, the company operates 48,000 vehicles and 24 tram networks. Transdev generated revenues of 7.9 billion euros in 2012.