IRU appoints General Delegate in Moscow

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has named Vladimir Belay as its new General Delegate in Moscow, Russia.

Belay is reported to bring in-depth knowledge of road transport challenges and opportunities in the region. He has almost 20 years of experience in senior positions in Russian and international business including transport, logistics, automotive, manufacturing and supply chain sectors.

The Eurasian region is very important for IRU, notably as an environment for innovative transport policy and practice, and as the overland trade bridge between Europe and Asia.

“I have great pleasure in welcoming Vladimir to our team,” said IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto. “He will lead IRU’s work across the Eurasian region, particularly in advocacy and with the TIR system, with governments from the Commonwealth of Independent States and beyond, and multilateral partners such as the Eurasian Economic Commission. He will also be instrumental in representing the Eurasian region at key meetings and events.”

IRU said it is keen to continue working closely with members and partners in 2020 to facilitate trade and road transport for the region’s citizens, businesses and economies.

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