José Viegas, a Portuguese national, has become secretary general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s International Transport Forum.
The forum is an intergovernmental organization with 54 member countries that acts as a strategic think tank for global transport policy and organizes an annual summit of transport ministers. It’s housed by the OECD in Paris.
Viegas was elected by ministers from forum member countries at their summit in May. He is a professor of civil engineering at the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and chairman of TIS.pt, a transport consultancy firm.
“The International Transport Forum faces great opportunities for a strategic reorientation, based on its existing strengths and its expanding membership, to further strengthen its role as the foremost platform for a global dialogue on transport policy,” Viegas said.