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The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) elects a new President


08 Jun 2009



Vienna, 8 June 2009: The UITP General Assembly elected yesterday Mr Alain Flausch, CEO of the STIB, the Brussels public transport company, as its new president.

This election acknowledges the long-standing engagement of Mr. Flausch on the international stage. Member of the UITP Policy Board and of the Metro Division of UITP, Mr Flausch is also the president of the Belgium Union of Regional Public Transports (UBTCUR) which gathers the three national public transport companies. Mr. Flausch succeeds to Mr Roberto Cavalieri who head the organisation for four years.

CEO of the Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles (STIB), the public transport company of Brussels, since 2000, Mr Flausch has lead this company through an in-depth cultural change, conducting a complete renewal both of the commercial approach and of the corporate management, setting a new company culture where clients are at the very heart of the service provision for the 6,500 staff members. Under his leadership, STIB has gained 70% ridership.

Mr Flausch was born and raised in the Belgium capital where he still lives. He is a lawyer and holds a Master from the University of Berkeley (California).

Mr. Flausch was an attorney for ten years at the cabinet Simont Gutt & Simont in Brussels. He then became Deputy General Manager with the Chemical Belgian Group Prayon-Rupel, In 1990, Alain Flausch joins the first advertising Sales House in Belgium, IP Belgium as Managing Director.

Married and father of two children, Mr Flausch centres of interest include all different forms of arts and culture as well as political history. Mr Flausch is also engaged in favour of nature preservation.

Notes for Editors

UITP’s World Congress and Exhibition is taking place in Vienna, Austria, 7-11 June 2009. The theme of the event is ‘Public transport: Making the right mobility choices’. For more information, visit

Visit the Vienna Congress and Exhibition Media Room

Press Contacts:

Aline Talabard| UITP Communications Manager

Direct phone: +32 (0)2 6636672 | Fax: +32 (0)2 6601072 |

Angelika Hirschler
Project Management | UITP Vienna Office 2009
Phone: +43 (0)1 526 60 48 116 | Mobile: +43 (0)664 60 526 116 |