Biographies

Mohamed Mezghani- UITP Secretary General
Mohamed Mezghani took office in January 2018, succeeding Alain Flausch, as UITP Secretary General. He was appointed by the Policy Board in October 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. 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.
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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.
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Ian Dobbs- UITP Deputy President
Ian Dobbs was elected Deputy President of UITP at the Extraordinary General Assembly in Brussels, Belgium, on 23 November 2018. Ian Dobbs has been involved in the public transport sector for over 41 years, working in both the public and private sectors in both Australia and the UK. In the UK, Mr Dobbs has held roles such as Senior Manager of British Rail and CEO of Stagecoach Group’s rail division, and was later appointed Deputy Chair of the UK Government’s Rail Value for Money Study in 2010. In Australia, he’s worked as CEO of the Public Transport Corporation in Victoria, Australia and has been the Vice President of UITP’s Australia/New Zealand board for some years. He is now a member of the Advisory Board of Cubic Transportation Systems, and is a council member of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce.
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