Keolis Commuter Services Welcomes Manuel Liongson as new Chief Financial Officer

BOSTON – April 18, 2023 –Keolis Commuter Services, the MBTA’s operating partner for Commuter Rail, announced today that Manuel (Mandy) Liongson has joined their executive team as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance, Planning and Performance. Mr. Liongson comes to Keolis Commuter Services after nine years at Philips North America, serving most recently as the Finance Director for North America, Sales and Services.  
“We could not be more pleased that Mandy Liongson has joined our executive team,” said Abdellah Chajai CEO of Keolis Commuter Services. “Mandy’s successful record of financial leadership across several industries over the past 20 years, and his experience as a financial executive and champion for compliance and process improvement will help us to ensure that we continue deliver the best service possible to our passengers and the communities we serve.”  
“The Commuter Rail provides an essential service for our region’s economy and plays an integral role in its growth as a world class metropolitan area,” said Mandy Liongson. “I am proud to put my skills and experience to use supporting that work, and I’m committed to driving a strong financial operation that seeks to continuously improve.” 
Mandy has developed expertise across multiple sectors including healthcare, technology and manufacturing for employers like Phillips North America, Colgate Palmolive, Mars Inc. and US Airways. Most recently, he has held various global management roles at Philips as the FP&A Leader for the CT and AMI Imaging Businesses, Head of Finance for Philips Lifeline, and the Health Systems Sales Regional CFO for the North American market. In these roles, Mandy was able to build financial rigor, elevate business partnering of the finance organization, and provide insight and solutions to the Commercial team beyond financials.  These resulted in business turnaround, digital transformation, and unprecedented order growth in each of those roles, respectively. Mandy holds a Master of Business Administration, Finance, Strategy and Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines. 
As the operating partner for the Commuter Rail, Keolis Commuter Services is Massachusetts largest contractor and one of the largest employers in the region with more than 2,400 people. 
Keolis Commuter Services operates and maintains the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s commuter rail system, the sixth largest commuter rail operation in North America. Keolis Commuter Services delivers operational excellence to more than 400,000 MBTA Commuter Rail passengers a week, with a focus on safety, reliability, and excellent customer service. KCS is a subsidiary of Keolis North America (KNA), both headquartered in Boston, and employs approximately 2,400 people throughout the region. KCS and KNA are part of Keolis Group, an innovative global leader in transit services with more than a century of passenger transportation experience and operations in 13 countries.