José Viegas of Portugal has taken office as the new Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum. Viegas had been elected by ministers from Forum member countries at their Summit in May.
As a professor of civil engineering at the University of Lisbon and chairman of TIS.pt, a transport consultancy firm, Viegas has worked in all transport modes and managed collaborative networks across countries and economic sectors to advance better solutions in transport.
“I will work hard to provide engaging and successful leadership,” Viegas said upon taking up his duties. “There are new and significant challenges for all transport modes across the world. The knowledge production at the Forum and the policy discussions among ministers are very much relevant to address these.”