François Davenne will be director general of UIC
François Davenne was presented as the new director general of UIC, the worldwide railway organisation, at the UIC general assembly. The appointment will take effect on 1 July 2019 with a four-year mandate.
Davenne succeeds Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, who served as UIC’s director general for over ten years. During his mandate, Davenne will focus, in particular, on improving the perception of the rail sector and on consolidating the position of the railways as the backbone of smart and decarbonised mobility.
He will continue to promote UIC’s operational role globally. After three years with the French ministry of transport, working on railway safety and regulation, with an emphasis on European regulations, he was elected in 2012 as secretary general of OTIF, the intergovernmental organisation for international carriage by rail. (mw)