A graduate of École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP), Mehdi has over 25 years of experience in international business, management and consulting. After beginning his career in 1992 at Alcatel-Alstom in Japan, he went on to hold various positions of manufacturing and sales leadership working for major multinational companies in industry and transport. In 2005 he joined Bombardier Transportation Maintenance Division as Regional Director-Rest of World, and later served as Sales Director Mainline and Tramways, Northern Africa, working with the public sector on public tenders and critical contracts. In 2008 he was named Regional President and member of the Executive Committee at Lafarge Gypsum in charge of Africa, the Middle-East, and Eastern Europe; in 2012 he became Global SVP, Readymix performance at group level. In 2015, Mehdi became a partner at McKinsey Africa office, where he notably led international teams and helped to advise governments on major project delivery in the public sector, with a focus on transportation and power infrastructure.
Mehdi joined RATP Dev in late 2019 to oversee current operations in the Americas, South Africa and the United Kingdom, and to drive international business growth in these key markets.
Mehdi has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2019.