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Laurence Batlle is Chairwoman of the RATP Dev Executive Board, and has sat on the RATP Group Executive Board since January 2017. She joined RATP Dev in 2007 as CFO, and since then has played a major role in defining its strategy and supervising its international growth. She became a member of the Executive Board in 2011, and was in charge of its Americas-Africa and Sightseeing Business Units from 2014 to 2016. She was an independent Board member of Elior Group from 2014 to 2017.

She is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Institut Commercial de Nancy, and is a Knight of the French National Order of Merit.


  • June 10: Public transport’s role in shaping our cities

    The art of balance – rising to the challenge of shaping cities of the future

    Like art, public transport helps define and redefine our cities. It shapes how we move, where we live, where we can work and has direct effects on our convenience, safety, quality of life and happiness. As we look to the future and we seek to redefine the way the world lives in cities then we must consider a new art – the art of balance. How will we balance the old with the new, the innovation of technology with inclusivity, and the need to balance our impact on the environment with rapid urbanisation? These questions are vital to consider if we are to get the balance right and ensure that our future cities thrive and support public transport that works for everyone.