Olivier Badard is Senior VP of the Middle East and North Africa Business Unit. Based out of Dubai, he joined RATP Dev in September 2015. He also serves on the Executive Committee.
Mr. Badard has more than 20 years’ experience working for major firms in France, the United States and in the Gulf region (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar), and has notably gained extensive knowledge of operators in the Gulf and India.
Mr. Badard began his career as Sales and Business Development Manager for Alcatel in the United States. He then joined Thales in 2006 as Marketing and Sales Director. He also served as Chairman for Thales Middle East and Western Asia from 2008 to 2012, and then as an independent consultant in the United Arab Emirates, working on complex projects in defense, safety, space and transportation from 2012 to 2015.
Olivier Badard is a graduate of Montpellier Business School and holds an MBA from the University of San Francisco.