Through its industrial holding Rail Investments, Christophe Le Blanc took over MBD Design, the French specialist in rolling stock design, to Vincent Créance, its previous CEO and sole shareholder on December 12, 2016.
A specialist in disruption, business development, acquisitions, transformation and innovation, Christophe Le Blanc previously worked at Alstom, Brinks Airport Safety, as an adviser to the Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Technology and at Solocal Group. He is a Strategic Board member of One Point Group, the French specialist in Digital Transformation and Innovation as well as a Supervisory Board member of Towerbrook Capital Partners, private equity fund.
MBD Design is headquartered in Paris and celebrates its 45th anniversary. Over the years, the agency has specialized in the public transport sector while continuing its activity in product design and defense. The agency went to the international market successfully in 2005, notably in the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East, where it now achieves more than 60% of its turnover with emblematic references such as the Korean and Chinese High Speed trains.
Wishing to capitalize on the technical know-how and the international fame of MBD Design, Christophe Le Blanc declare:
“I want to broaden the scope of the agency’s activities to all other modes of public transport and increase our presence in the field of industrial goods. I also want to develop our services to include new modes of visualization and communication. The whole agency is already working on it. I also do not exclude other external growth operations that could bring us geographical and sectoral complementarity. Several projects are currently being studied.
This is an ambitious program for a French jewel already 100% digital! “