IRF Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is composed by the President, two Vice Presidents, the Treasurer and other members elected by the Board of Directors.It meets regularly and oversees strategic decisions for the organisation.

Bill Hakias

IRF President

Greece

Bio

Bill M. Halkias, PE, MSCE, F. ASCE, F. ITE, was elected President of IRF in May 2019.  He is the Managing Director and CEO of “ATTIKES DIADROMES SA, the Operating Agency of Attica Tollway (Attiki Odos Motorway), in Athens, Greece, since the inception of the company in 1999, while from 1996 until 1999 he was Technical Director of the Concessionaire “ATTIKI ODOS SA”.  He served as the first President of “HELLASTRON” (HELLENIC ASSOCIATION of TOLL ROAD NETWORK) formed by all toll highways operating in Greece (2014-2019), as well as President of ASECAP, (2018-2019), the European Toll Road Association, serving a four year term (2016 – 2020) on the Executive Committee since 2016, when he was first elected as 2nd Vice President.. Currently serves as Vice President of Aktor Concessions SA, representing the Company as Managing Director of Aegean Motorway SA and Member of the BoD of Olympia Odos Operation SA, the two largest interurban Toll Roads of Greece. .

With thirty eight (38) years of experience, the first fifteen (15) in the USA and the remaining in Europe, he is specialized in transportation and road infrastructure works. He has completed his Bachelor Degree in Surveying Engineering (1981) at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering (1984) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), USA. 

Past President (2010-2012) of the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers (H.ITE) and a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in eight US States. Fellow Member of both the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). Currently Member of the BoD, of the International Bridge Tunnel Turnpike Association (IBTTA) having served also in the past (2007-2010) and Member (2004-2010) of the Freeway Operations Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

Anouar Benazzouz

Vice President

Morocco

Bio

Mr Benazzouz got his Engineering diploma from Ecole Centrale de Paris and an MBA from Imperial College Business School in London.

He started his career working in Engineering Consultancy firm and then moved to Unilever, to work in different Management positions in Casablanca, London, Singapore leading to Regional Finance Director in Egypt.

 He also worked as General Manager of Savola Morocco and as Chief Cabinet of the Minister of Equipment and Transport of Morocco, just before his newly appointment as General Manager of the Company of Motorways of Morocco.

Wenjie Liu

Vice President

China

Bio

Mr Wenjie Liu has served to date as the secretary General and vice president of China Highway and Transportation Society (CHTS), and the Chinese ambassador of the International Road Federation (IRF). He has founded the magazine China Highway in 1994, and Presided over the edition of A Guide of Chinese Roads, A Guide of Chinese Bridges and other famous journals and magazines. Besides, he launched the Belt and Road International Transport Alliance, and established the Future Transport Research Institute. He has made tremendous contribution to transportation development in China.

Kiran K. Kapila

IRF President Emeritus

India

Bio
Mr. K.K. Kapila is the CMD of Intercontinental Consultants & Technocrats Pvt. Ltd. (ICT), a leading multidisciplinary Company with presence in 47 countries.  He holds Fellowship to the American Society of Civil Engineers, New York Academy of Sciences and Institution of Engineers (India).  He was a Member of Executive Committee of ‘Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs – Conseils’ (FIDIC) from 2013 to 2017. He has won many accolades in India and internationally, such as: 1. The “STAR CEO OF THE YEAR” Award  by “Business Today” and “Yes Bank” 2. “Pride of India” Award by Indo-American Friendship Group 3. “Niryat Shree’’ Award from the President of India
4. Awarded with a Gold Trophy and a Citation for “Northern Region Export Excellent Award’’ 5. World Life Time Achievement Awards for outstanding achievements in “Infrastructure Development’’ instituted by “The American Biographical Institute’’ 6. International Bentley awards for Excellence in Road Design by Bentley Systems Inc. 7. Prince Michael Award for IRF’s initiative on Enhanced First Aid Trauma Care.
He is the Chairman of the International Road Federation (IRF) and the first non-European unanimously elected to this position. He has been passionately pursuing various road safety initiatives, especially in the developing world, in line with the UN Decade of Action. 

Susanna Zammataro

IRF Director General

Switzerland

Bio

In her capacity as Director General of the International Road Federation (IRF) in Geneva, Switzerland, Susanna Zammataro is responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans for the organization.

As in-house expert on Environment and Climate change, she is also responsible for the overall environmental programmes and activities run by the IRF. These include the Greenhouse Gas Calculator for road infrastructure (CHANGER), the Green Public Procurement Initiative and Innovative Practices for Greener Roads. Susanna represents IRF in several Technical Committees relating to Sustainability: she’s a member of the UNECE Climate Change Expert Group on Adaptation and the accredited IRF representative for the COP negotiations in between others.

Mrs Zammataro is a member of the Advisory Board of the FIA High Level Panel on Road Safety.  She’s serving since 2012 as the Co-Chairperson of the “Safer Roads and Mobility” Pillar of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration Group (UNRSC).

She has recently joined the Board of the Total Foundation to support and lend her expertise to the Sustainability and Road Safety work streams of the Foundation. She serves as Steering Committee Member in the Sustainable Mobility for All initiative (SuM4All) led by the World Bank and as expert in the WGs on Efficiency, Safety and Gender. She has represented the Federation at high-level meetings all over the world. She is regularly invited to speak on a variety of topics at international fora and conferences.

Joseph O. Haule

Member

Tanzania

Bio

Mr. Joseph O. Haule BA (Econ.), MA (Econ),  FCILT (UK)  is a Transport Economist with 30 years’ postgraduate experience in the road sector with emphasis in road management  and financing.  Currently he is the Chairman of the Roads Fund Board in Tanzania. He is the past president of ARMFA an Association of Road Funds in Africa. Between 1996 and 2000 he served as an external Lecturer in Transport Economics in the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Dar es salaam in Tanzania. Between 1983 and 2000 he was in the faculty of the National Institute of Transport as a lecturer in Transport Economics. Joseph has been invited to make presentations in his areas of expertise in a number of conferences and seminars including the annual Road Financing module of the Senior Roads Executive Program of the Birmingham University in UK. 

Dimitris Mandalozis

Member

Greece

Bio

Dimitris Mandalozis is a Civil Engineer with more than 20-years of professional experience in the transport sector mainly in the fields of Tollway Operations and Public transport systems.

Currently he holds the position of Chief Operations Officer (COO) in Aegean Motorway SA, a 230km Tollway in Central Greece member of Hellastron, heading all tolling, maintenance and operation activities of the company.

Tony Marshall

Member

United Kingdom

Bio

Tony is a Director of Arup (www.arup.com) and has responsibility for leading the Global Highways Business. He has 32 years experience in the design and project management of major road, rail and airport projects in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Arup recently published a report entitled “The Future of Highways” which has gained worldwide interest and significant press coverage. This is one of a series of thought pieces looking at the future of the built environment.

Jian-long Zheng

Member

China

Bio

Professor ZHENG Jian-long is Academician of China Academy of Engineering and Director of National Engineering Laboratory for Highway Maintenance. He has served on four editorial boards of international journals on road engineering. His research interests include special soils subgrade, asphalt concrete pavement, and highway maintenance and management. So far, he has published over 200 academic papers and 7 scholarly monographs and obtained 16 Chinese invention patents. He was awarded the first prize and the second prize of National Award for Science and Technology Progress of China due to his contributions in highway subgrade and pavement engineering.