SWEDEN: Roberto Maiorana has taken over as Director-General of rail and highway infrastructure manager Trafikverket with effect from March 1.

Nominated by the government on February 17, Maiorana has extensive experience in the international transport sector. He held a range of leading roles at airline SAS before joining Trafikverket, where he has been head of the Traffic division since 2016.

Minister for Infrastructure Tomas Eneroth commented that Maiorana had ‘experience of managing large, complex and geographically dispersed organisations’. During his time at the authority, he had also ‘developed good relations and forms of co-operation, both internally and externally’.

‘I am looking forward to the task of leading Trafikverket’, said Maiorana. ‘There is a lot of competence and good capability in the organisation. We have an important mission to continue to develop communication opportunities throughout the country. The transport sector plays a very important role in growth and helps us to achieve our environmental and climate goals. We will do this in close dialogue with municipalities and regions.’