Grégoire Bonnat is the CEO and Co-founder of Padam Mobility. He graduated in Electrical Engineering and Entrepreneurship from France’s highest-ranked science and engineering University, Ecole Polytechnique. During his studies, he led a year long project to design and build a nanosatellite for scientific purposes which was selected for the international QB50 project (a satellite launched from the International Space Station in 2017) to become the first functional French satellite built by students.
Following an acceleration program for tech entrepreneurs with Polytechnique and UC Berkeley, Grégoire co-founded Padam Mobility to build the next generation of shared transport services, flexible and user-centric, utilising the latest technologies. Under Grégoire’s leadership, Padam has grown to become the French leader in smart and dynamic Demand-Responsive Transport solutions (DRT and Paratransit) and is now (announced in May 2021) a member of the Siemens Mobility family for intermodal transport, alongside its historical technological partners Hacon, Bytemark, and eos.uptrade. The company acquisition, says Grégoire, “reinforces Padam Mobility’s ambitions: to reconnect territories, to give more impact to mobility policies in medium or low density areas and to offer modern and adapted mobility services. Siemens Mobility’s confidence in our team, our vision and our agility will reinforce our core values.”