Mohamed Mezghani- UITP Secretary General-Elect
Mohamed Mezghani, the new Secretary General elect, has been appointed to succeed Mr. Alain Flausch in January 2018. With decades of experience in the public transport and urban mobility related fields, Mr. Mezghani (53 years old) has worked at UITP as the Deputy Secretary General since 2014, and previously the Knowledge Director and head of department. He has worked as an independent consultant and adviser to UITP for technical assistance and training projects in Africa and the Middle East, and managed a number of projects involving numerous experts and multidisciplinary teams. With a Tunisian/French nationality, he graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering (1987) from Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis, Tunisia and has a Master in Transport (1988) from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, France.
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.
Pere Calvet Tordera - UITP President
Pere Calvet was elected President of UITP at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Montréal (May 2017). He is a trained civil engineer, with more than 30 years’ experience in various sectors of public transport – including both metropolitan and suburban railway systems. Since 2011, Pere Calvet has been the General Manager of Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) in Spain, and has been involved with the modernisation of the Catalonian suburban rail network, as well as playing an integral role in the launch of Barcelona’s “Line 9” metro project, one of Europe’s most significant automated metro initiatives.