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Thursday, April 7, 2016

MR K K KAPILA, RE-ELECTED CHAIRMAN, INTERNATIONAL ROAD FEDERATION (IRF), GENEVA, FOR THE THIRD TIME


April 7, 2016 Mr K.K.Kapila , who was the the first Asian to be elected as Chairman of Geneva based International Road Federation (IRF), a global body advocating better and safer roads through better design and construction has been re-elected for the Third Term.

The General Assembly of the International Road Federation (IRF) Geneva unanimously re-elected Kiran K. Kapila to serve a third term as Chairman.

Mr K K Kapila, 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 - Mr. Kapila is the Chairman and Managing Director of New Delhi based Infrastructure Consultancy Company ICT, and Co Chairman, FICCI National Committee on Transport Infrastructure.

“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 as part of the SDGs gives us an additional strength to move things forward. We cannot miss out on the commitment we have undertaken” said Mr 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 IRF 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 14-17 November 2017 will be a unique opportunity for the entire profession to come together and to discuss the solutions that will enable us to deliver better mobility and consequently a better quality of life for everyone, no matter in which part of the world they live” said Mr Kapila in his final remarks.

Established in 1948, IRF is a membership-based organisation, representing leading corporate and institutional players drawn from the road and mobility sectors worldwide. Its mission is to promote the development of roads and road networks that enable access and sustainable mobility for all. Its approach is centred on key strategic components of knowledge transfer & information sharing, connecting people, businesses and organisations and policy & advocacy. Through its Expert Groups and Committees that address key economic, environmental and social issues, IRF is qualified and able to make a decisive global contribution to the transport sector. As a not-for-profit organisation, based in Switzerland, IRF provides a neutral and global platform for the road and mobility

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