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Mario Favaits

Managing Director, Singapore Rail Engineering


Mario Favaits leads SMRT’s  efforts to develop a suite of rail engineering and system integration capabilities to position SMRT for rail engineering projects in Singapore and overseas. He is a Board Member of Railise Pte Ltd and Faiveley Rail Engineering Singapore Pte Ltd.

Before joining SMRT, Mr  Favaits served as the Global Director of Services Sales & Marketing at Faiveley Transport. Between 2011 and 2014, Mr Favaits was Director of Services at Alstom Transport in Asia- Pacific. He was a member of the Asia-Pacific Management team and was responsible for the Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul projects and operations in the region. He was invited to be part of a global team tasked with driving and implementing a culture change programme at Alstom Transport.

Prior to joining Alstom, Mr Favaits held senior leadership positions at Siemens and Continental in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. His responsibilities focused on business development and growth, building a sustainable competitive advantage and driving change.

Mr Favaits holds a Master of Science in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the University of Brussels, Master of Business Administration from the University of Antwerp Management School and Master of Laws from the University of Liverpool.