IRF Side Event – Action for Road Safety: Private Sector Leadership



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IRF Side Event – Action for Road Safety: Private Sector Leadership

June 30, 2022 @ 2:30 pm 3:30 pm CEST

About the event

In the framework of the UN High-Level Meeting on Global Road Safety being held in New York on 30 June and 01 July, the International Road Federation was pleased to host an online side event  “Action for Road Safety: Private Sector Leadership” on 30 June 2022.

The new Global Plan for the Decade of Action clearly spells out that saving millions of lives and avoiding an estimated 50 million serious injuries per year will require significant commitment and greater action from everyone and that improving road safety is a sustainable development imperative that contributes to equitable improvements in social, environmental, and economic indicators. 

The global plan acknowledges the role that the private sector can play. For the private sector,  road safety is no longer just a risk that can severely impact business, but a value and a key pillar of a vision that sees companies fully engaged with their employees and with the communities in which they operate. 

The “Can Do” attitude and the expertise of the private sector in delivering sustainable solutions are precious munitions in fighting road deaths and injuries in support of the SDGs.  Often solicited only for financial contributions, the private sector has a lot more to offer: mentoring and expertise, the capacity to connect the dots and create communities of doers when it comes to demonstration projects, competence in assessing the impact of actions, and expertise in building long-term sustainability for an initiative. 

This side event explored the role of private sector partnerships in delivering road safety outcomes through concrete experiences shared by a set of high-level industry speakers. 

The event was organised thanks to the support from the TotalEnergies Foundation. We would also like to thank the China Highway and Transportation Society which provided Chinese live interpreting throughout the whole event.

Did you miss it? Watch the recording now:


Moderator: Susanna Zammataro, Director General, IRF

14:30 – 14:40

Welcome & Intro

Anouar Benazzouz – President, IRF

14:40 – 14:45

Private Sector Road Safety Coalitions

Jacques Emmanuel Saulnier – General Manager, TotalEnergies Foundations

14:45 – 14:50

H.E. Prof. Makame Mbarawa – Minister of Works & Transport (Tanzania) 

14:50 – 15:30

Dicussion Panel

  • Magali Anderson – Chief Sustainability & Innovation Officer, Holcim
  • Nicolas Beaumont – Senior VP Sustainable Development & Mobility, Michelin
  • Dan Chen, President, 3M Transportation Safety Division
  • Salik Muhammad – Road Safety Manager, Unilever


Chief Sustainability
& Innovation Officer


Senior VP Sustainable Development & Mobility





3M Transportation Safety Division

Road Safety Manager


General Manager

TotalEnergies Foundation

Director General


Tanzania Private Sector Coalition Access the Tanzania Coalition Charter

Pakistan Private Sector Coalition Access the Pakistan Coalition Charter

Morocco Private Sector Coalition Access the Morocco Coalition Charter