Biographies

Alain Flausch - UITP Secretary General
Alain Flausch was selected Secretary General of UITP in September 2011 by the UITP Executive Board. This appointment acknowledged Mr. Flausch’s long-standing commitment to public transport on the international stage. Mr Flausch was previously Chairman of the Finance & Commerce sub-committee of the UITP Metro Committee (2001-2009); he has also been a member of the UITP Executive and Policy Boards (2004-2009), an Executive Member of the UITP International Metro Committee (2001-2009), a Member of the Transport Management Committee (UITP) and Chairman of the Design & Culture Platform. 

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Masaki Ogata - UITP President
Masaki Ogata was elected President of UITP at the 61st UITP World Congress & Exhibition in Milan (June 2015). Mr. Ogata was born in 1952 and joined Japanese National Railways (JNR) in 1974. When JNR was privatised in 1987, it was split into a number of parts and he was assigned to the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). He has held a number of different positions JR East, and in 2002 joined the Board of Directors as Director of Transport and Rolling Stock. From 2008 to 2011, he was Executive Vice President and Head of Railway Operations Headquarters, and was responsible for operating the entire railway network. As Vice Chairman of JR East since June 2011, he has been driving open technological innovation and open globalisation onward to enhance the quality and variety of the overall business domain of JR East.

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