International Transport Forum elects Korea’s Young Tae Kim as new Secretary-General

Dr. Kim will succeed Professor José Viegas, who has led ITF since 2012 and whose five-year term ends on 12 August 2017.

The International Transport Forum is an intergovernmental organisation with 59 member countries and the only global body with a mandate for all transport modes.

Dr. Kim assumes the leadership of the ITF Secretariat from a distinguished career in the Korean civil service. Appointed Deputy Director-General in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) in 2015, he has been responsible for the coordination of transport policy including policy on autonomous vehicles, greenhouse gas reduction, urban transport, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and road safety, among others.

Polis wish to congratulate Dr. Kim and look forward to continuing a fruitful cooperation with OECD-ITF on the many projects we are involved in, notably the Decarbonising Tansport project, and the Safer City Streets network.

We also wish to say Thank you! to Professor José Viegas who has led the ITF for the past 5 years and has launched a number of great partnerships and project.

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