Bengaluru, India (Urban Transport News): Alstom has appointed Olivier Loison as the Managing Director for the India cluster, which will take effect from June 2022. He takes charge of Alain Spohr, who is retiring after 40 years of service with Alstom. Based in Bengaluru, he will be responsible for executing the Alstom in Motion (AiM) strategy, driving business expansion, as well as overseeing commercial and operational performance.
Olivier brings over two decades of experience in the transportation sector, contributing on some of the well-known infrastructure and railway projects across Asia and Europe. Prior to this, he was serving as the Managing Director of the East Asia cluster, within the Asia-Pacific region of Alstom.
Taking on his new role, Olivier Loison said, “I am honoured to be appointed for this role and look forward to working with such a diverse team. I am grateful for the foundation laid in the past years under the strong leadership of Alain Spohr and extend gratitude to the teams for their unwavering support to keep our business moving amidst the pandemic. India continues to be at the cornerstone of Alstom’s global strategy and has been playing a crucial role in the company’s business growth over the years, driving engineering and industrial capabilities.”
“India is moving at a fast pace with our customers and the government making massive investments towards modernising mainline and urban transportation. Thus, leading to new opportunities for players like Alstom. Our portfolio of sustainable and innovative mobility solutions and presence in this market will help us contribute to India’s growth story,” he added.
Olivier has been with Alstom for over 22 years, having spent 9 years in France and 13 years in Asia. He has worked across various geographies, including China, Singapore, and East Asia in industrial performance, site management, operations and general management. Primarily, a Mechanical & Industrial Engineer, he has also completed executive management training from INSEAD, Paris.