The Keolis Canada Executive Committee
The Executive Committee is an internal management and partnership body that provides guidance for Keolis Canada for the purpose of developing corporate strategies, updating corporate action plans and ensuring the attainment of corporate objectives.
The Executive Committee is responsible for the proper operation of all Keolis Canada divisions with respect to its mission and values. It promotes and facilitates the coordination of ideas and actions that is necessary in order to ensure the effectiveness, efficiency and cohesiveness that are crucial to enlightened and unified management.
Members of the Keolis Canada Executive Committee:
Patrick Gilloux, President and COO
Patrick Gilloux was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Keolis Canada in October 2014.
Born in Fort-de-France, Martinique, Patrick Gilloux graduated, in 1978, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences) in Lyon, France.
A pragmatic leader
With the Group Keolis since 1980, he launched his career in the midst of daily operations in small business units and learned his profession as a transportation operator from the ground up. There is no doubt this is how he became a pragmatic leader, recognized for his ability to propose constructive solutions while addressing the most difficult situations.
A seasoned and action-oriented professional
Appreciated for his high-level skills, his open-style leadership as well as his sincere interest in people, Patrick Gilloux brings to the position extensive experience in managing public transportation and business turnarounds. He is a strong supporter of teamwork while respecting individuals.
Inspiring success stories
Prior to his appointment as President and COO of Keolis Canada, in October 2014, Patrick Gilloux was in charge, since 2008, of all operations within the Atlantic component of the Group, based in Nantes, France. In that capacity, he spearheaded the implementation of a new intercity, highly efficient coach service that required all employees to rally and work as a team. This service offering generated considerable enthusiasm among passengers and Keolis drivers and staff as well as the local community it serves.
Over the years, the Group mandated Patrick Gilloux to carry out numerous business turnaround and/or consolidation missions and all were highly successful. Today, employees are very proud to be working for these entities.
A great confidence in the future
For this mission, his ninth within the Group in his thirty-five year career, Mr. Gilloux is confident Keolis Canada will renew with its sustainable financial footing through the collaborative efforts of employees and management.
A longstanding friend of Québec
Patrick Gilloux is very familiar with Québec since he often stayed here when his son was studying at Université Laval. He and his wife will be living in Montréal while their three children, two daughters and a son, study or work in the United States, France and in the West Indies.
Nancy Krisko, Vice- President, Human Resources
With a Baccalaureate in Psychology and a Masters in Industrial Relations from the Université de Montréal, Nancy has occupied various positions as a Human Resource generalist since the beginning of her career. Born in the Abitibi region in Québec, she has occupied positions requiring her to deal with entities in various Canadian provinces and in the United States. In 1999, she seized the opportunity to transfer to British Columbia and worked there till 2002 before returning to Québec, at the head office of the same company to provide HR support to its Canadian and American subsidiaries.
She has acquired 20 years of experience while evolving in different fields, namely consulting services, finance, mining, forestry (forest, sawmill, paper) and now in passenger transportation.
Initially hired as a Human Resources Advisor, then as HR Supervisor, Nancy’s diversified experience has enabled her to occupy the position of HR Director and since 2010, the position of Vice-President, Human Resources at Keolis Canada.
Nancy Krisko in 5 milestone dates:
- 2010 Transportation – Vice-President, Human Resources, Keolis Canada
- 2002 Forest-Sawmill-Paper – HR Supervisor and HR Director (Abitibi-Consolidated/Abitibi-Bowater)
- 1999 – Forest-Sawmill-Paper – HR Supervisor (Donohue/Abitibi-Consolidated) in British Columbia
- 1998 Forest – Sawmill – HR Supervisor (Donohue)
- 1994 Mines – HR Advisor (Placer Dome Canada/McWatters Mines)
Marie Hélène Cloutier, Vice-President, Marketing and Communication
Perceptive and gifted with an innate flair for business, Marie Hélène has been passionate about launching projects, making business visions a reality and setting strategies to optimize existing configurations for over 10 years.
Her extensive experience in the transition and adaptation of organizations to a digital logic and behavior has made her a real agent of change.
Trained within prestigious groups such as MTY Group, Yellow Pages Group, Transcontinental Media and Québecor, Marie Hélène possesses an impressive roadmap in marketing, sales, communication and operations management (human and financial). Team player and skillful communicator, she has supported these large institutions through digital innovation strategies and recovery plans.
Her path displays her ability to transform business models in various industries. Marie Hélène is a strong leader, both internal and external and is good at gathering different stakeholders around creative business solutions and innovation plans to generate long-term growth.
Recognized by her peers, she earned a well deserved place in the top ‘’30 under 30’’ in the IT sector awarded by Les Affaires, as well as the Company of the Year award (Keolis) by the AMR.
As Vice president passenger experience, marketing & sales of the Keolis Canada Group, Marie Hélène is in charge of digital and multimodal transition as well as marketing strategies.
As the spokeswoman of the Group, she also takes on the leadership of communications and government relations.
Jean-François Bénard, Vice-President, Finance and Information Technology
Denis Gallant, Vice-President Development & Operations, Ontario.
Biography to come.