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About Keolis in Middle East

Keolis has strong long-term growth ambitions in the Middle East. With relevant world-class expertise, the Group can enhance public transport systems in the region and provide a new passenger experience for its citizens. The groups presence in the Middle East has grown rapidly since the establishment of our first office in Abu Dhabi in 2013. In 2015, Keolis signed a number of partnership agreements within the Middle East, ensuring both strategic and complimentary alliances in terms of expertise, vision and company culture. Through these strong relationships, Keolis is convinced we can provide unique added value propositions for new tender opportunities. Keolis is now established in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, Riyadh and Jeddah, and our dedicated team in the Middle East represents a unique blend of local expertise, international know how, and supported by Keolis Group for transport operations and maintenance solutions.  

 

 

Keolis Core Expertise

Think like a passenger The passenger is at the heart of our approach when designing, building, operating and maintaining a system.

Zero Harm Safety for passengers / employees and security in transport and zero harm to the invironment.

Intermodality Convenient connections, seamless journeys, more ridership.

Partnership Approach Working with public transport authorities with alignment of interests.

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  • Message from Acting Managing Director

    Leonard Baldwin , Keolis Middle East Acting Managing Director, who has worked in the region for over 10 years. Highly experienced railway professional in all areas of rail transport, who joined Keolis Middle East in February 2015. Professional Operations and Management specialist with 28 years railway industry experience within the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Asia South Africa and the Middle East. BSc Degree in Rail Operations Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Training and Competence Management. His hobbies include scuba diving, general keep fit.

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    Message from Acting Managing Director

    Lenard Baldwin , Keolis Middle East Acting Managing Director, who has worked in the region for over 10 years. Highly experienced railway professional in all areas of rail transport, who joined Keolis Middle East in February 2015.   

    Professional Operations and Management specialist with 28 years railway industry experience within the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Asia  South Africa  and the Middle East.

    BSc Degree in Rail Operations Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Training and Competence Management.

    His hobbies include scuba diving,  general keep fit.

     

    Mr. Leonard Baldwin
  • Message from Project Director

    Sean Dutton, Keolis Middle East Project Director, who has worked in the region for over 8 years. Highly experienced railway professional who joined Keolis Middle East in April 2015. Professional operations and safety specialist with 24 years railway industry experience within the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East. BSc Degree in Rail Operations Management, NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety, Postgraduate Certificate in Management Practice, and a National Vocational Qualification Railway Engineering, Permanent Way Maintenance. Happily married with a son and step-daughter who are both UK based, and hobbies include scuba diving (Master Scuba Diver), general keep fit and mountain trekking. .

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    Message from Project Director

    Sean Dutton, Keolis Middle East Project Director, who has worked in the region for over 8 years. Highly experienced railway professional who joined Keolis Middle East in April 2015.   

    Professional operations and safety specialist with 24 years railway industry experience within the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East.

    BSc Degree in Rail Operations Management, NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety, Postgraduate Certificate in Management Practice, and a National Vocational Qualification Railway Engineering, Permanent Way Maintenance.

    Happily married with a son and step-daughter who are both UK based, and hobbies include scuba diving (Master Scuba Diver), general keep fit and mountain trekking.  

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    Mr. Sean Dutton

Why Partner with Keolis

More than just a contractual operator, Keolis is a partner to public transport authorities, helping them to increase public transport patronage at optimal cost.

Through the quality and closeness of the relationship built with Keolis, the PTA can be sure that the interests of itself and of its region's inhabitants are always closely attended to. Keolis is a driving force behind the modernisation and optimisation of the public transport offer and the technology used to access it. Furthermore, Keolis supports PTAs at every step of their project: from design to the launch of operations and maintenance of operations, whether light rail, bus services or special needs right through to green transport such as car sharing or bike schemes.

We are proud and priviledged to have a majority partnership with NESMA Holding in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Nesma Holding is a privately owned Saudi Arabian company, with corporate headquarters in Jeddah and branch offices in all major cities of the Kingdom. In addition to operations in Saudi Arabia, Nesma run businesses in Egypt, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. 

 

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Key Expertise

Bringing world-class expertise to the Middle East

Keolis’ commitment to the Middle East is backed up with international expertise from our operations in 15 countries worldwide. This includes safety and security, multimodal know-how, our approach to the passenger experience, customer relationships, consulting and training.  

3 Years

of advance preparation for the launch of the Gold Coast light rail.

Advising

4%

rise in passenger numbers in Las Vagas just six months after taking over the network

Ensuring a smooth transition

20%

rise in traffic. This is Keolis’ commitment following the reorganisation of the bus network in Stockholm.

Optimising network

€4.2 billion

this is the value of the assets Keolis manages in Lyon for the Public Transport Authority Sytral.

Asset Management

1 st

Trial of regular services operated with Autonomous Shuttles in Lyon.

Adapting to new types of mobility

Testimonials

  • "I am pleased to announce this partnership between Keolis and Nesma. Together, we bring best in-class global expertise, combined with strong local knowledge and support.

    Faisal Saleh Al Turki
    Nesma Holding - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia