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Mehdi Sahel appointed Managing Director of Alstom Morocco

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19 September 2022 – Alstom today announced the appointment of Mehdi Sahel as Managing Director of Alstom Morocco.

Based in Casablanca, he will be responsible for implementing the Alstom in Motion (AiM) strategy, expanding business activities, and supervising business and operational performance.

Mehdi has successfully held general management positions within leading international groups, particularly in the banking, technology and management consulting sectors. He brings more than two decades of experience in the region, but also in Europe, including in project management and business development.

“Mehdi’s leadership and in-depth knowledge of the country will help us maintain our momentum in Morocco and ensure we remain committed and attentive to the needs of the Kingdom. We are honoured to be part of the transformation of the country’s public transport system. We remain committed to supporting the country’s efforts and will continue to develop a strong local capacity to support this growth," says Mama Sougoufara, Managing Director of Alstom MENAT (Middle East, North Africa and Turkey).

Mehdi Sahel, MD Morocco

"This is a stimulating time in Morocco because our customers are looking to scale up the innovation and growth of their green mobility projects, and we are ideally positioned to help them by providing the broadest portfolio of solutions to support the vision set out by the Kingdom."

Mehdi Sahel
Managing Director of Alstom Morocco

“I am proud to be the next Managing Director of Alstom Morocco. This is a stimulating time in Morocco because our customers are looking to scale up the innovation and growth of their green mobility projects, and we are ideally positioned to help them by providing the broadest portfolio of solutions to support the vision set out by the Kingdom,” says Mehdi Sahel, Managing Director of Alstom Morocco.

Present in Morocco for almost a century, Alstom is a long-standing partner of mobility development in Morocco. With over 650 employees in Morocco, Alstom is responsible for several major projects in the country, including the delivery of 190 Citadis X02 trams to the cities of Rabat (66 trams) and Casablanca (124 trams), 12 Avelia Euroduplex trains for the high-speed rail link between Tangier and Casablanca, and 77 Prima locomotives providing optimized solutions for freight, passenger and combined transport services.

Thanks to its new plant in Fez, Alstom has been able to increase production of cables for rail applications as well as electrical switchboxes that are supplied to its European plants and mounted on trains exported around the world.

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