It is with great sadness that IRU has learned this week of the early passing of Søren Hyldstrup Larsen, CEO of the Nordic Logistics Association (NLA), at the age of 55.
A consummate professional and unifying force for the road transport industry in both his own organisation and IRU as a whole, Søren Hyldstrup Larsen had a tremendous impact on the road transport sector at the European and global level.
Always ready to offer the voice of reason and often seen dashing from meeting to meeting on his bike, he was one of the most respected and well-liked members within the IRU family and participated actively in IRU work activities over many years, acting as the bridge between the different views of the industry.
His sudden and untimely death is a huge loss for his family and all his colleagues at both NLA and IRU. His great professional knowledge and diplomatic character and skills, as well as his warm-hearted nature will be sorely missed.