Alexandre Santacreu appointed new EMTA Secretary General

Alexandre Santacreu appointed new EMTA Secretary General

Taking office on 1st February 2022, he succeeds Ruud van der Ploeg as EMTA Secretary General.

Alexandre Santacreu has 15 years of experience developing public policies for urban mobility. Principal Analyst at Transport for London, he developed innovative solutions for data-driven decision making in areas that include bus performance and cycling safety. At the OECD’s International Transport Forum, he federated a network of nearly 50 cities towards the exchange of best practices and the benchmarking of performance with regard to mode shift and road safety. He is known for orchestrating international workshops and roundtables to deliver research on micro-mobility, active travel, big data and transport applications of artificial intelligence.

With a French nationality, he graduated with a Master of Science in Civil Engineering (2005) from University of Lyon, France and another in Transport (2006) from Imperial College London, UK.

Alexandre Santacreu, new EMTA Secretary General, said: "I am very honoured to have received the trust of the EMTA board. I am grateful to Ruud van der Ploeg for having developed the association over the last nine years. I am committed to further raising the profile of EMTA and to delivering most value to its members, especially now that they must recover from the pandemic, digitise their services and decarbonise their operations.”

Mr Ruud van der Ploeg will remain at EMTA as outreach officer until end-June 2022. Thomas Geier, research and policy officer, together with Olivier Barbosa, administrative assistant, will continue serving at the EMTA Secretariat.

  • Updated : January 20, 2022

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