Icomera Appoints New CEO Catherine Chardon

Icomera, the leading provider of integrated connectivity solutions for public transportation and a wholly owned subsidiary of Equans, global leader in the energy and services industry, has appointed Catherine Chardon as its new CEO.

Catherine brings decades of transport and technology experience from her time with RATP Group, where she has held senior executive positions delivering bus and rail services in France, Switzerland, the USA, Canada, and the United Kingdom. She served as Managing Director of RATP Dev London, and CEO of RATP Dev North America. Her career has also spanned roles at Veolia, Transdev and, most recently, Bureau Veritas Solutions where she was the Executive Director. Catherine holds a DESS from Paris Descartes University, France, an MSc from Nottingham University, UK, and is a graduate of INSEAD.

Icomera Board member and Interim CEO Baudouin Huon: “Catherine’s impressive background brings a fresh perspective to our company, and she has already demonstrated a deep understanding of our business – A combination that puts the needs of our clients clearly in focus and pushes us to meet their challenges through operational excellence.

“I am confident that Catherine’s leadership will usher in a new era of success for Icomera and I look forward to supporting her as she leads us through this next exciting chapter of growth and transformation.”

Catherine Chardon: “I am honoured to be joining an innovative company with a track record of delivering technological firsts to the industry, dating back to the development and deployment of the world’s first on-train Wi-Fi service in 2003.

“Today Icomera connects millions of passengers and tens of thousands of onboard systems every day, and its mission to make public transportation smarter, safer and more attractive, resonates perfectly with my values and approach. I am excited about the Connected Journey ahead and I look forward to working with the team and our colleagues across the Equans Group to support our clients with the acceleration of their digital transitions.”

Icomera will welcome Catherine to her new role at the beginning of March. She will be based at Icomera’s global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Paul Barnes

Paul Barnes

26th January 2024