July 14, 2016 — Chicago
Transdev Appoints Jacques Laherre as Chief Financial Officer
Transdev North America is pleased to announce that Jacques Laherre has been appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Laherre brings a wealth of knowledge in financial management and revenue creation having spent his career overseeing multi-billion dollar manufacturing companies through critical growth phases. He has extensive experience modernizing systems and processes, implementing change management programs, improving operational efficiency, and managing strategic partnerships.
He most recently served as Senior Vice President for Finance and Purchasing at Claas Group, a German-based manufacturer of agriculture machinery. There, he successfully integrated the acquisition of Renault Agriculture, boosting productivity and results during a critical restructuring phase, while managing a staff of 100.
“Jacques has a strong track record of producing results that help businesses grow responsibly and ethically,” said Transdev North America CEO Mark Joseph. “He will support us in implementing our strategy to use data and digital innovations to increase our productivity and quality. I’m looking forward to his contributions to improving our performance and competitiveness.”
Prior to his experience at Claas Group, Laherre served eight years at Renault Trucks in increasingly expanding roles. He started in 1995 as the Manager, Special Products, before quickly earning promotion to a Sales Controller position. After two years he was appointed Chief Financial Officer, United Kingdom, where he restored profitability in a loss-making operation in only three years through strategic management. He served as the Head of Corporate Controlling before Claas Group recruited him to oversee the financial operations of the agriculture division it acquired.
Laherre holds a Master’s of Business Administration in Finance degree from the ESSEC Business School in France. He will serve on the Transdev North America Executive Committee responsible for developing short- and long-term corporate strategy and policies.
Transdev North America is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.