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    Loubinoux and Flausch join UN panel


    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named UIC Director-General Jean-Pierre Loubinoux and UITP Secretary General Alain Flausch among 12 members of a high-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport. The advisory group is to meet twice a year for three years to promote ‘accelerated implementation of sustainable transport’. Its ...

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    Guilherme Mello


    MRS Logística has appointed Guilherme Mello as President, succeeding Carlos Waack . The former GE Transportation Latin America President becomes the third person to head the Brazilian freight operator since January.

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    Ghislain Bartholomé


    Ghislain Bartholomé has been named Chief Operations Officer of CFL Cargo, while Andreas Friedl becomes CEO of subsidiary CFL Cargo Deutschland.

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    Muhammad Isom Azis


    Kuala Lumpur metro operator Prasarana has appointed Muhammad Isom Azis as Chief Operating Officer of the Sungai Buloh – Kajang Line, which is scheduled to open in 2017.

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    Dyan Crowther


    Govia has appointed Dyan Crowther as Chief Operating Officer of the UK’s Thameslink, Southern & Great Northern passenger franchise, which starts in September.

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    Paulo Sérgio Passos


    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has appointed Paulo Sérgio Passos as Minister for Transport, a post he has held on three previous occasions. He is succeeded as CEO of transport planning and logistics agency EPL by Josias Sampaio Cavalcante Júnior .

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    Cramer heads Transport & Tourism Committee


    German Green MEP Michael Cramer was elected as Chairman of the Transport & Tourism Committee of the new European Parliament on July 7. Dominique Riquet of France remains Vice-Chairman, being joined in this role by Dieter-Lebrecht Koch of Germany, Tomasz Piotr Poreba from Poland and István ...

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    Tim O’Neill


    Tim O’Neill has been appointed CEO of Systra Ltd, the UK & Ireland business of the French consultancy group. Formerly Managing Director of the Rail Communication Systems business at WS Atkins plc, he succeeds Pierre Odent .

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    Gustavo Bambini


    Gustavo Bambini , MRS Logística’s Institutional Relationship Director, has taken over as Chief Executive of Brazilian railway operators association ANTF on a temporary basis following the resignation of Rodrigo Vilaça .

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    Philip Hoare


    Philip Hoare has been appointed Managing Director of the UK Rail business at WS Atkins plc. Formerly Managing Director of the UK Highways & Transportation business, he succeeds Douglas McCormick who is now International Rail Director.

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    Lynne Brown


    In his new cabinet of 35 ministers, South African President Jacob Zuma has appointed Lynne Brown , a former premier of the Western Cape province, to head the Public Enterprises portfolio, with a remit including the freight railways and harbours parastatal Transnet.

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    D V Sadananda Gowda


    D V Sadananda Gowda has been named Minister of Railways in the new Indian government. Manoj Sinha becomes Minister of State for Railways.

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    Elia takes charge as FS reports successful year


    Italy: RFI Chief Executive Michele Mario Elia has been nominated as the next Chief Executive of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, in succession to Mauro Morett i who was named head of the Finmeccanica group in April (RG 5.14 p68). The appointment was announced at the FS Group annual ...

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    Tom Clark


    Tom Clark has joined engineering consultancy Parsons Corp as Vice-President of its transport group. A specialist in public-private partnerships, he has more than 30 years experience in the transport sector.

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    Simon Wright


    Simon Wright has joined Crossrail Ltd as Programme Director; construction of the high-capacity east-west line under London is now more than halfway to completion.

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    Andreas Evertz


    Andreas Evertz took over last month as Managing Director of vehicle weighing technology supplier Schenck Process Group. He succeeds Dr Jochen Weyrauch , who has led the business since 2003.

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    Aniruddh Kumar


    Indian rolling stock manufacturer BEML, a subsidiary of the Defence Ministry, has appointed Aniruddh Kumar as Director of its Rail & Metro activities.

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    Andy Harrison


    Andy Harrison has joined Network Rail Consulting as Director of Signalling & Control Systems. A Fellow of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, he has previously worked for Invensys Rail, Ansaldo STS and Praxis Critical Systems.

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    Harrison to stay at CP


    E Hunter Harrison is to extend his term as Chief Executive at Canadian Pacific after agreeing an extension to his contract to June 2017, the company announced on May 7. Harrison had been appointed in June 2012 on a four-year contract to oversee the turnaround of the railway, and ...

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    XRL delay triggers MTR departures


    News that completion of the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou – Shenzhen – Kowloon Express Rail Link is to be delayed by at least two years has prompted the departure of two senior officials from MTR Corp. The company confirmed on April 28 that Projects Director TC Chew ...