Alstom announces that Josée Ouellet, Vice President Services, North America, has been named Grand Ambassador by Université de Sherbrooke

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  • Josée Ouellet is appointed Grand Ambassador of Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec

  • Ms. Ouellet leads Alstom’s Services business in North America the first private rail operator in North America

  • This appointment recognizes her career achievements and outstanding contributions to society

26 April 2024 Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, announces the appointment of its North America Services Vice President, Josée Ouellet, as Grand Ambassador of the Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada. This major recognition from an important Quebec institution, and the first nomination of a woman engineer to this title, is a testament to Ms. Ouellet’s exceptional career and outstanding contribution to society.

“Josée Ouellet has an impressive career. She stands out for her excellence and great humanity. She is a real source of inspiration for current and future students! We are proud to have named this talented woman a Grand Ambassador, who was not afraid to break the glass ceiling and make her mark in the world of engineering,” said Pierre Cossette, Rector of the Université de Sherbrooke.

“Josée Ouellet is a remarkable leader who has a positive influence on her team and our entire organization. She is an inspiration for women in leadership roles across our industry."

Michael Keroullé
President & CEO of Alstom Americas

“Josée Ouellet is a remarkable leader who has a positive influence on her team and our entire organization. She is an inspiration for women in leadership roles across our industry. On behalf of the entire Alstom Group, we congratulate her on this well-deserved appointment”, said Michael Keroullé, President & CEO of Alstom Americas.

“I receive this nomination with pride, but above all with humility. I hope this recognition will increase the visibility of women in leadership positions and inspire the next generation to choose the exciting profession of engineering and this fantastic university," said Josée Ouellet, Vice President Services for Alstom in North America.

Josée Ouellet has led Alstom’s operations and maintenance activities in North America since 2021. The nearly 4,000 employees in her business unit are singularly focused on providing a safe, reliable, and quality service to passengers. Alstom is the number one private rail operator in North America, moving over one hundred million passengers every year on rail public transit and through North America’s busiest airports.

After graduating from the Université de Sherbrooke in mechanical engineering, Josée Ouellet has spent most of her career with Alstom, where she has held management positions in Malaysia, Australia, Europe, and Canada. She is a beloved and respected leader, both for her human qualities and the positive and inspiring influence she brings to women in the railway industry and in the Quebec community, including mentoring multiple individuals within and outside the industry.

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