International Road Federation (IRF )

Young Professionals Programme

The IRF Young Professionals programme is a prestigious global network of young leaders and specialists in the road and mobility sector to propose initiatives, share ideas and engage with the overall activities of IRF.

What we do

Inspiration

Create videos, articles and other
contents to share fresh and innovative
perspectives from our network of young
and talented members.

Socialization

Connect with other young talent
programmes from third-party institutions
to build bridges between future
leaders across industries. From those
collaborations emerge new initiatives
to accelerate the development and
implementation of sustainable mobility
options.

Advocacy

Deliver a yearly summit (September) to
bring together young mobility experts
from around the world to highlight local
expertise, successes and challenges for a
global impact.

What you get for joining

IRF YP members are young people but who are not only interested in the road and
mobility sectors but are also keen to become part of IRF and contribute to the
development and implementation of a new vision for the organisation. Members
of the IRF YP programme …

  1. Become part of the prestigious network of like-minded young individuals and
    IRF associates.

  2. Gets an opportunity to participate in IRF activities and events.

  3. Earns a platform to publish articles in World Highways magazine as well as in other specialised publications.

  4. Gets a unique chance to be part of IRF’s “ideas lab” and help shape the future
    of the road and mobility sectors.

Sign up with us

Age Requirement: Must be between 22 to 35 years old at the time of the
membership application.


Experience: A graduate student or a young professional in the road or mobility
sector. Emphasizing the sectors’ multidisciplinary characteristics, all professionals
contributory to the goals of the programme are welcome.


Other Skills: Demonstrated leadership skills and proactivity is desired. Members
are expected to contribute to the development and implementation of IRF YP
activities.

The Leadership Team

FREDERIC JOHN

(Belgium)

Frederic is a Senior Mobility
Consultant at Neckermann Stratregic
Advisors. He researches, advises and
speaks about the strategic impacts of
future mobility and smart city trends.
He is the co-author of multiple
smart mobility reports and co-wrote
the book “Being Driven, a study
on human adoption and private
ownership of autonomous vehicles.”

RAY ADRIAN MACALALAG

(Philippines)

Ray is a senior economic development specialist in the National Economic and Development Authority in the Philippines. He works on regional policy formulation and planning specifically on the fields
of environment, infrastructure, land
use and transport. A civil engineer by
profession, he has been a staunch
road safety advocate.

SHASHANK MISRA

(India)


Shashank is the Founder and CEO
of Ekak Innovations in India which is
active in the mobility, sustainability
and livelihood space with core
focus in the product innovation.
He is passionate about the role of
technology in building a smarter
and safer future in mobility with
primary focus on connected vehicles,
autonomous mobility and AI.

TENDEKAYI MARAPARA

(Zimbabwe)


Tendekayi is a civil engineer
consultant for the World Bank Group.
He is also a junior transport engineer
for KST Consultants in Zimbabwe.
Tendekayi has worked in various
projects in Zimbabwe as a highway
maintenance consultant and road
safety specialist. He is an accredited
practitioner with iRAP.

Liesbeth CasierSenior Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)


Liesbeth Casier is a Senior Policy Advisor with IISD’s Economic Law and Policy Program. She works with the Public Procurement and Infrastructure Finance team on research and advisory services that involve innovation in public procurement. She also works on IISD’s Sustainable Asset Valuation. Liesbeth has advised governments in Bhutan, Canada, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, India, Morocco, Paraguay, Senegal, South Africa and the Netherlands.
 
Liesbeth also works extensively with the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on policy frameworks and the business case for sustainable infrastructure. She represents IISD at the OECD Working Group on Leading Practitioners on Public Procurement.
  
Liesbeth previously worked with UN Environment and started her career as consultant in auditing and corporate finance with a family-owned consultancy business in Belgium. Liesbeth has an academic background in political science and law.