Information published on 22 February 2021 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr eNews.

UIC is pleased to announce its new Sustainability Platform Chair: Christine Vanoppen, Reputation, Environment & Governance Manager at Lineas

  • Sustainable development
  • Appointment
  • Governance
  • Platform

Christine holds a master’s degree in economics and an MBA from Henley Business School. She began her career with Ernst & Young, gaining experience on international assignments in both audit and management consulting. In 2000, she joined Belgium’s third largest mobile operator as a startup, with management responsibility for the regulated services department and an advisory role to top management on regulatory economics-related topics. She joined Lineas, the privatised international rail freight operator with roots in Belgium, four years ago. Christine is currently working for the Public Affairs Department at Lineas, where her responsibilities include environmental and social sustainability management.

“I consider it an honour to take on the role of Sustainability Platform Chair. In this important Year of Rail, I see ample opportunity to further advance the Sustainability Platform’s mission”, Christine said.

UIC’s Head of Sustainability, Lucie Anderton, said “Coming from a freight company such as Lineas, with sustainability so integral to its business strategy, Christine will bring an exciting new energy to the mission of the Sustainability Platform in a highly positive and diverse way. She will bring her experience in Lineas and her knowledge routed in economics to inspire all the members of the Sustainability Platform”.

For further information, please contact Lucie Anderton, Head of the UIC Sustainability Unit: anderton@uic.org