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31 May 2018

NAVYA reinforces its management team

Paris, France, 31 May 2018 – NAVYA, pioneer and specialist in autonomous vehicles and new urban mobility solutions is pleased to announce two new appointments within its management team.  Jérôme Rigaud is taking up the position of Deputy CEO and Franck Maccary as CFO.

The recruitment of these experienced managers falls within the framework of the Group’s ambitious growth objectives.

Before joining NAVYA :

  • Jérôme spent 10 years as General Manager at Kalidea, a pioneer in the outsourcing of services to Employee Committees (EC) and in the management of HR benefits. 57 years of age, a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and with an Executive MBA from the HEC School of Management, Jérôme previously occupied management positions in several technological groups. He was head of Business Development for France Telecom E-Commerce and supervised its recovery following the buy-out of Topachat-Clust in 2006, where he had been General Manager since 2004.


  • Franck was Financial Controller of fixed networks at Alcatel-Lucent since joining them in 2013. 45 years of age, a graduate of Supélec and with a science degree from Heriott Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, Franck began his career in 1999 as an auditor at KPMG. The following year he joined Oddo Securities as the financial analyst in charge of telecom equipment and then in 2002, he joined Ixis Securities as head of Telecoms, Media and Technologies coordination. In 2008, he became head of investor relations at Legrand and then vice president of investor relations at Alcatel-Lucent en 2010.




NAVYA is a French leader in autonomous vehicles and new smart and shared mobility solutions.

With more than 200 employees in France (Paris and Lyon) and in the United States (Michigan), NAVYA designs, manufactures and commercialises a range of driverless and electric autonomous vehicles that combine the very best robotic, digital and engine technology.

Since 2015, NAVYA has been the first company to market and deploy autonomous mobility solutions.  NAVYA offers a range of 2 autonomous vehicles : AUTONOM® SHUTTLE, launched in September 2015, with 85 vehicles already manufactured and 67 sold in 16 countries including  the United States, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Australia and AUTONOM® CAB robo-taxis, introduced in November 2017 with the first on-the-road trials to begin soon.

Created in 2014 by Christophe Sapet, NAVYA’s main shareholders are Cap Decisif Management ( Île-de-France region), Gravitation and Robolution Capital as well as the Valeo and Keolis groups.

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