Mauro Moretti, CEO of Italian railway group Ferrovie Italiane (FS) and UIC Vice-Chairman, was unanimously re-elected as Chairman of the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) on 9 February. Meeting in Brussels, the CER General Assembly also confirmed the newly composed CER Management Committee.
CER Chairman Mauro Moretti has held this position since January 2009 and the CER Management Committee shall take office for a two-year term ending in December 2014. The members of the new CER Management Committee are Roger Cobbe (Board Member, ATOC), Vladimir Ľupták (Director General, ZSR), Jan Sundling (Chairman of the Board, ASTOC), Maria Wasiak (CEO, PKP), Marc Descheemaecker (CEO, SNCB), Jérôme Gallot (CEO, Veolia Transdev), Rüdiger Grube (CEO, DB), Christian Kern (CEO, ÖBB), Bert Meerstadt (President Executive Board, NS), Andreas Meyer (CEO, SBB), Guillaume Pepy (President, SNCF), Kaido Simmermann (Chairman of the Mangement Board and Managing Director, EVR), Ion Stoichescu (Director General, CFR), and Ferenc Szarvas (CEO, MAV).
After thanking the delegates of the General Assembly for their renewed confidence in his work, Mauro Moretti stated “the priorities of my mandate are: Completion of the EU rail market; TEN–T revision and structural funds 2014–2020; Financial architecture and PSO; Sustainable transport policy; European high speed network”.
In the framework of the General Assembly, European Commissioner László Andor, responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, joined the official signing ceremony of the “European Charter for the development of social and societal initiatives in train stations”. He addressed the audience stating that “railway companies’ efforts to help find better solutions for socially excluded or homeless people around the stations are a good example of corporate social responsibility.”(Source: CER)
UIC warmly congratulates Mauro Moretti on being re-elected as CER Chairman.