New UITP Secretary General Appointed

Mohamed Mezghani, current Deputy Secretary General, has just been appointed the next Secretary General of UITP starting from January 2018. He will be succeeding Mr. Alain Flausch, who will retire after having been at the head of the association for the past six years.

With more than 25 years of experience in the public transport sector, including 18 years at UITP, Mr. Mezghani will use his background and leadership to further expand UITP`s activities. Passionate about football, writing and acting, Mohamed is a natural born leader across many fields. Besides his role as Deputy Secretary General since 2014, Mr. Mezghani is the chairman of the European Association Summit, as well as an ambassador of the Dubai Association Centre.

At UITP, Mohamed has held many positions, from senior manager and director of the Knowledge and Membership department to Adviser to the Secretary General and more recently Deputy Secretary General. He set up the Centre for Training back in 2014, was responsible for the extensive development of the MENA office’s activities while he worked from Dubai for 4 years, and drastically changed the approach to the creation of content within the organisation.

After six years at the head of UITP, Mr. Flausch has brought the organisation to new heights in terms of professionalism and credibility. He focused on financial sustainability, quality of the services offered to the members and modernisation of the image of our century-old association.

The transition between the current Secretary General and his deputy is meant to happen smoothly as Mr. Flausch will remain as advisor until the spring of 2018. Mohamed will continue the excellent work done by Mr. Flausch, whose legacy will reach beyond the walls of UITP to all of the public transport sector.

We would like to congratulate Mr. Mezghani for his well-earned appointment! For more information about Mohamed and current Secretary General Mr. Flausch, check out their biographies.