Structure and governance
The UNIFE Presiding Board is the highest UNIFE committee and manages the association.
The Presiding Board takes any measures or actions required for the achievement of the mission and objectives of UNIFE and its general policy:
- It creates committees and working groups handling issues of common interest to the members
- The Presiding Board compiles member inquiries and directs the creation of proposals and documents to answer them, including the “Annual Report” to be submitted every year to the General Assembly.
- This body submits for ratification by the General Assembly the admission of new Members
- It decides on any matter that has not been placed under the purview of the General Assembly by UNIFE statutes.
UNIFE’s Presiding Board members are elected by the General Assembly for a three year term.
The Presiding Board is chaired by the Chair of the Association, elected for three years – non-renewable.
Henri Poupart-LafargeChairman and CEO, Alstom
Augusto MensiCEO, Lucchini RS
Andrés ArizkorretaChairman, CAF Group
Michael PeterCEO, Siemens Mobility
Lilian LerouxCEO, Faiveley Transport
Roger DirksmeierManaging Director, FOGTEC (representing the UNIFE SME Committee)
Millar CrawfordExecutive Vice President, Ground Transportation Systems, Thales Group
Jürgen WilderMember of the Executive Board and Responsible for the Rail Vehicle Systems division, Knorr-Bremse AG
Franz KainersdorferMember of the Management Board, Voestalpine AG