June 29, 2017 — Chicago
Yann Leriche Named CEO of Transdev North America
Transdev North America is pleased to announce that, effective July 1, Yann Leriche will become its new Chief Executive Officer, with responsibility for all Transdev subsidiaries and operations in the U.S. and Canada. This includes contracts for bus, paratransit, streetcar, rail and light-rail services in more than 200 cities and communities, encompassing a workforce of some 23,000. He will continue to lead the on-demand (B2C) business lines in the U.S., including SuperShuttle, black car and taxi operations, and B2B businesses focused on airport crew transfers and corporate transportation services. Additionally, he will remain as both Head of global B2C Business Lines and as the leader of the global development of Autonomous Vehicle activities for the Transdev Group.
Leriche succeeds Mark Joseph—who has served as CEO for the past 16 years overseeing a period of remarkable growth in which Transdev became the largest private sector operator of multi-modal transit services in the U.S. Joseph will transition to a new role as Global Chief Development Officer for the Transdev Group focused on enhancing growth worldwide. Both Leriche and Joseph will continue as members of Transdev’s global Executive Committee.
“Mark has done an outstanding job building the North American division. He leaves a legacy of robust success that positions our company for further exploration of new markets and modes,” Leriche said. “This is an exciting time for the transit industry and an exciting time to be part of Transdev North America.”
Leriche has extensive experience operating and leading large-scale public transportation businesses around the globe. He previously served as Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the North American Division of Transdev in 2012 and 2013.
For the past three years Leriche has served as the Global Chief Performance Officer for the Transdev Group, setting and enforcing standards for monitoring and improving operational performance. He also oversaw a variety of corporate services including Safety, IT, Business Development, Marketing, and Innovation. Recently, he led efforts to secure key strategic partnerships with Renault-Nissan Alliance and, separately, Delphi Automotive, to accelerate the delivery of driverless pods and shuttles to open-road streets and create an autonomous fleet management system to help clients expand their mobility options.
Said Mark Joseph: “Yann was an exceptional choice to assume the leadership role in North America and I am certain our clients and workforce will greatly appreciate the value he brings to this key role.”
Leriche has also served as General Manager of Transamo, Transdev’s consulting subsidiary, and as CEO of Transdev Germany’s SZ (bus) and EurailCo (rail) divisions. Earlier in his career, he was Director of Public Transport in Reims, France and implemented a highly successful new light-rail system.
Leriche holds a Specialized Master’s Degree in Financial and Fiscal Engineering from ESCP-Europe and additional degrees from College des Ingenieurs, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees and Ecole Polytechnique.