NAVYA, a leading company in the autonomous vehicle market and in smart and shared mobility solutions, announces today the appointment of Étienne Hermite as Chief Executive Officer. His mandate will take effect on March 18.
After graduating from HEC in 1999, Étienne Hermite, 42, started his career as Business Development Manager for Vivendi Universal’s digital branch before joining Boston Consulting Group in 2004, where he worked on several Strategy and Organization assignments, notably for industrial clients. From 2006 onwards, he joined the Strategy Department of FNAC Group, with the challenge of developing new digital Business Models.
In 2008, he was appointed Strategy and Development Director division for France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg at Avis Europe. Following the company’s acquisition by Avis Budget Group in 2011, Étienne Hermite ensured, in 2014, the launch and development of Zipcar (digital car-sharing services company for rental cars acquired by Avis Budget Group in 2013) in France, Belgium and Austria.
From 2017 onwards, he provided its expertise in the mobility sector to several European in international startups. He notably operated the launch of Mobike (Chinese startup providing self-service bicycle offerings) in France before being appointed Managing Director France.
“I am honored and thrilled to be joining NAVYA, a reference autonomous mobility player,” says Étienne Hermite, NAVYA’s new CEO. “Positioned across the entire mobility solutions value chain, NAVYA stands out by its technological lead in a rapidly-changing market. Today, the company has the keys to achieve new milestones in terms of technology, products and services and activity development”.
- NAVYA’s new CEO: Étienne Hermite.