The general assembly of the International Road Federation (IRF) Geneva – meeting in Amsterdam in the margins of Intertraffic – has unanimously re-elected Kiran K Kapila to serve a third term as chairman
An active member of the IRF Geneva board of directors for many years and chairman since his election during the IRF World Meeting in Lisbon in 2010, Kapila is the chairman and managing director of ICT. This New Delhi-based firm has been ranked among the top hundred consultancy
companies in the world, and operates in 38 countries.
Throughout his tenure at the helm of IRF, he has been a tireless ambassador of the IRF vision for a world of safe, smart and more sustainable roads. But road safety has a special place in his heart.
“Road safety will continue to be at the top of my agenda and I will continue to strive to ensure the success of the Global Plan of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety, which calls for a 50% reduction in road accidents and fatalities by the end of 2020. Having Road Safety finally part of the SDGs gives us an additional gear to move things forward. We cannot miss out on the commitment we have taken” said Kapila while accepting his re-election. He thanked his colleagues on the Board for the support provided over the past years and the members of the general assembly for their trust.
“Working together, the Federation will continue to grow and prosper as an ever stronger and more influential voice for the roads and mobility sectors,” he continued. “The 18th IRF World Meeting which will take place in New Delhi on 14th-17th November 2017 will be a key opportunity for the entire profession to come together and to discuss the solutions that will enable us to deliver a better mobility and so a better life to everyone, no matter in which part of the world they live,” said Kapila in his final remarks.