IRU Secretary General, Umberto de Pretto

A global team driving progress

Secretary General, Umberto de Pretto, and his team are responsible for the day-to-day running of IRU.

"Mobility matters: for our industry, but also for people, their jobs and their communities all over the world".

Umberto de Pretto


Secretary General
Umberto de Pretto

Chief Operations Officer
Boris Blanche

Head, Global Expansion
Tim Davies

Head, Goods Transport
Jens Hügel

Head, Passenger Transport
Oleg Kamberski

Head, TIR & Transit Systems
Youlian Guenkov

Head, Academy
Patrick Philipp

Head, Communications & Events
John Kidd

Head, Finance & Administration
Vincent Erard

Head, Human Resources
Angus McMichael

Head, IT
Thierry Kunz

Head, Global Innovation
Zeljko Jeftic

General Delegate, New York, & Under Secretary General
Igor Runov

General Delegate, Brussels (ad interim)
Jan Nemec

General Delegate, Istanbul (ad interim)
Adrian-Iosif Albu

General Delegate, Moscow
Dmitry Cheltsov

Head, Regional Committee for Africa
William Petty

Senior Advisor, Americas
Martin Rojas

Senior Advisor, China & South East Asia
Pengcheng Qu

Senior Advisor, Middle East
Rani Wehbe