Transdev: new governance system for better operational performance


Issy-les-Moulineaux, December 6, 2013 – As part of the strategic plan established in March, Jean-Marc Janaillac has announced a new organization at the headquarters. The executive committee has been renewed with the appointment of two new members: Yann Leriche, Performance Director, and Bart Schmeink, the new CEO for Connexxion in the Netherlands.

In 2013, the first step in the Group’s reorganization included introduction of a new organization in France, with the elimination of a structural level and the creation of six regional centers, closer to operations and customers.

In 2014, a new headquarters organization will be implemented with the sharing of functions between the headquarters and the France department, providing better cost control and improved efficiency and clarity.

As part of this move, a Performance department is being created, with the authority necessary to accelerate restoration of commercial and operational performance.

The new organization will increase cross-company cooperation and efficiency and increased access to expertise for field teams.

With a renewed and revitalized Executive Committee, this new organization puts Transdev back on track. All of us are motivated and energized to meet the challenge of returning our company togrowth.
Jean-Marc Janaillac

Biography of Bart Schmeink

Bart Schmeink named CEO of Connection Holding N.V.

He was previously CEO of GVB NV, a private company that manages and operates public transportation in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. His prior experience includes directing NedRailways rail franchise offers in the West Midlands region of the UK and serving as CEO of Merseyrail, the company in charge of rail transport in the Merseyside area near Liverpool.

Prior to this, he was Director of Operations for RVL (now ProRail), the managing body for the Netherlands rail network, after having directed the management of traffic control.

He began his career in transportation almost 30 years ago, first as Production director, then director for Customer Service at Railion (now DB Schenker Rail), Europe’s largest rail freight operator.

Bart Schmeink holds degrees in Economics and Public Institutions from Erasmus University in Amsterdam and Law from the University of Rotterdam and graduated from the London Business School.

Biography of Yann Leriche

Yann Leriche has been named Performance director. He joined Transdev in 2008, beginning as CEO of Group subsidiary Transamo, which provides counseling and assistance in the planning, implementation and operation of large public transportation projects, until 2010.

He then took responsibility for Transdev SZ (bus operations) and EurailCo (rail) at Transdev Germany. He was appointed Deputy Director of Transdev North America in 2012.

Prior to joining Transdev, he served as Director of the Services Division in Europe for Bombardier Transportation guided light transit systems. He began his career in public service, first as Transportation Infrastructure manager in the Calvados region, then as Director of Public Transport in Greater Reims where he was project manager of the line 1 light rail.

A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (1997) and the Ecole nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (1999) and a member of the College of Engineers, Yann Leriche also holds an Executive Specialized Masters in Tax and Financial Engineering from ESCP-Europe.

About Transdev

A subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts and Veolia Environnement, Transdev is one of the world’s leading public transportation companies. Transdev advises and assists local authorities, from pre-project to daily operations of public transit systems to project management. With 94,000 employees in 20 countries, the company operates 48,000 vehicles and 23 light rail networks. Transdev generated revenues of 7.9 billion euros in 2012.
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