© Thales
Arnaud BESSE
Vice President, Strategy, Marketing & Communications

Arnaud Besse is the Vice President, Strategy, Marketing & Communication for the Urban Rail Signalling business line and is based in Toronto, Canada.  Arnaud has a double bachelor degree in Commerce & Social Sciences from ICADE (University Pontificia Comillas) in Madrid, Spain and ESC Reims, France. He also holds a Global Executive MBA from INSEAD.


Arnaud joined Thales in 2001 and spent the first part of his career as a Market Analyst for Defense & Aerospace domains both in Washington DC and in Paris. He then moved into the transport domain where he worked across Marketing, Strategy, Innovation, Services and Bid management.


Since 2005, Arnaud has worked with Public Transport Operators in all continents sharing knowledge about Thales solutions and/or exploring possible paths of innovation.


  • Innovation,
  • Transportation and Mobility,
  • Business Models and Marketing,
  • Digital Transformation and Digital Strategy .