Alstom has appointed Jean-Francois Beaudoin as the Senior Vice President (SVP) of its Asia Pacific region. In this role, Jean-Francois Beaudoin will also become a member of Alstom’s Executive Committee.
Jean-Francois will lead the Asia-Pacific region which includes 12 active markets covering India, Australia, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Taiwan, Korea and the Philippines. The region employs close to 3,500 people and contributes nearly 11% of the Group’s turnover. At an average annual growth of 4.2%, Asia-Pacific is one of the fastest growing rail transport markets globally.
Jean-Francois joined the Alstom Group in Paris, France in 2007. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Managing Director of the Rolling Stock (RS) business for Alstom Transport Asia-Pacific. In this role, he has significantly contributed to the order backlog increase through key breakthroughs in the Australian, Indian and Chinese market and has significantly localised the footprint in the region. Before moving to Asia-Pacific, Jean-François was acting as SVP Finance for the Alstom Transport sector.
“The Asia-Pacific transport market is witnessing enormous growth spurred by the stable economic outlook of the region and its growing urban population. It is an extremely interesting time to spearhead the growth that the Group expects from this region. With our expanding presence and footprint in India, the prestigious projects that we are executing in Australia, India, and East Asia, Alstom in Asia-Pacific is well placed to continue successfully delivering for our customers”, said Jean-Francois Beaudoin.
Born in 1977, Jean Francois is a graduate from Ecole Polytechnnique in 1998 and holds a PhD in Mathematics & Automatics from Mines ParisTech. He also attended the executive education programme at INSEAD, Paris.
 Annual average growth between 11/13 – 17/19. Source: UNIFE Market Study 2014