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MENTORS - Laurent Kocher

“As a company manager, I know how important it is to have someone with whom you can speak freely, without constraints, on a range of subjects and sometimes to receive advice.”

Eve Magnant, Mentor

“Mentoring is not for beginners. You have to find the right method for each person and each company. The mentor sees what he can bring to the relationship depending on his own experience. Mentoring is really a customized activity.”

Jean-Jacques Bérard


Laurent Kocher
Executive Vice-President for Marketing, Innovation and Services at Keolis

Graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, Laurent Kocher, 48, began his career in 1989 at IBM France as a sales engineer for major clients in the public and health sectors. He also participated in the creation of the IBM Global Services division in Western Europe. He was then appointed Director of Operations of the Business Consulting and Systems Integration division before becoming Head of the Business Unit for Hosting and Transactional Solutions. In 2004, he was Head of the banking and insurance sectors within IBM Global Services.

In March 2005, he joined the France Telecom Group to develop service activities for major French and International Companies. In 2009, he was named CIO of the France Telecom Group. He joined Orange France in 2010 as Senior Vice President for SoHo, SMEs and Entreprises markets.

From October 2011 to May 2013, he was CEO for France at the Atos Group.

In January 2014, he was appointed Executive Vice President for Marketing, Innovation and Services at Keolis.