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Matthias Maedge to lead IRU Brussels Delegation

30 Nov 2016

IRU is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthias Maedge as the new IRU General Delegate to lead the work of its Brussels office. He brings extensive experience of working within the transport sector in a leadership role, and will take up his new function early next year.

Matthias Maedge is currently the Secretary General of NGVA Europe, the Brussels-based stakeholder, which promotes natural gas and bio- and synthetic methane alternative fuel used in the road transport sector. Matthias, 37 years old, holds a Master’s degree in Political Science, Media & Communications and in addition to his native German, speaks English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Umberto de Pretto, IRU’s Secretary General, said, “I am extremely pleased to be able to welcome Matthias Maedge to the IRU family. His is an excellent candidate to lead the work of IRU’s EU office. I am sure that he will bring his strong capabilities to the role from day one and further strengthen IRU’s advocacy on behalf of its passenger and goods road transport members.”

Matthias Maedge added, “I am delighted to join IRU to head its work in Brussels. Now is a vitally important time for the road transport sector as it continues to face numerous challenges in Europe and gears up to address the European Commission’s Road Initiatives now and in the months ahead. I look forward to starting this exciting work.”