The IRU General Assembly elected Christian Labrot as IRU President for the term 2016-2017.
Labrot enjoys a distinguished career in transport, which started in 1979 at BWV, the German Association of Professional Transport Companies and Shippers. He was appointed Managing Director of BWV in 1990 and became Secretary General of the German Federation of Economics, Transport and Logistics (BWVL e.V.) in 1995.
Labrot commented: “I am committed to doing my utmost to live up to the expectations that our members deserve. I will work to ensure that IRU is innovative, modern, efficient and more business-like and that we further improve our governance and transparency. I am confident that the best pages of IRU history have yet to be written.”
Mr Labrot has served as a member of various IRU Commissions for many years and studied economics at the University of Bonn, Germany (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität), specialising in transport economics, where he graduated in 1979. He holds an MA in Economics, is happily married, and is the proud father of two children.
As of 1 January 2016, the new IRU leadership will be:
President Christian LABROT Secretary General, BWVL e V., Germany
Yves MANNAERTS Administrator-Director, FBAA, Belgium
Radu DINESCU Secretary General, UNTRR, Romania
Florence BERTHELOT Deputy General Delegate, FNTR, France
Jan BUCZEK President, ZMPD, Poland
Bekmyrat EYEBERDIEV Chairman, THADA, Turkmenistan
Leonid KOSTYUCHENKO President, AsMAP UA, Ukraine
Andrey KURUSHIN General Director, ASMAP, Russian Federation
Erlandas MIKENAS President, LINAVA, Lithuania
Jos SALES President, FLEAA, Luxembourg
It is interesting to note that, considering the current flurry of activities in the IRU Taxi Group, no taxi representative is found in the upper echelons of the organization.
- IRU’s new president: Christian Labrot.