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UITP reappoints Mohamed Mezhani as Secretary General starting new five-year term

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The UITP have announced that Mohamed Mezghani has been reappointed as the association’s Secretary General and will begin a new five-year term in January 2023.

The UITP Executive Board confirmed the reappointment during their meeting in May 2022, for the new term beginning this month.

Mohamed has been the Secretary General of UITP since 2018, when he began his first term in January of that year.

With a 30-year career in public transport, Mohamed has held a variety of positions within the association, serving as Deputy Secretary General before being selected to lead the Secretariat.

During the past five years, UITP has developed into a stronger and more sustainable association under Mohamed’s leadership, with an impressive number of achievements realised.

Mohamed Mezghani, UITP Secretary General, said: “I’m proud of the accomplishments of the association in the past five years, which would not have been possible without the excellent collaborations between our diligent staff and engaged members. In my coming mandate, I will aim to enhance the membership experience, ensure staff wellbeing, and make the association more resilient while continuing to advocate for public transport and sustainable mobility.”

As Secretary General, Mohamed has made it a priority to widen the scope of public transport beyond mass transport.

His vision was to embrace on-demand and shared mobility solutions, to offer door-to-door transport to the end consumer. This has been well appreciated and adopted by the sector.

With a focus on showing the importance of people versus technology and engineering solutions, Mohamed has elevated the conversation on the role of passengers and employees as crucial to the future of public transport.

The implementation of Mohamed’s vision is one of the many significant achievements UITP has accomplished – including a new all-time high for the association’s global membership, strengthening UITP’s advocacy messages on behalf of the sector, and being involved in more third party funded projects than ever before.

Throughout the past five years, Mohamed’s presence in the international media and on the global events stage has seen UITP become a more visible and recognisable association.

With thousands of appearances in the global press, alongside as many speaking opportunities around the world, Mohamed has advocated for our members and the public transport sector on a daily basis.

Khalid Alhogail, UITP President, said: “I’m pleased that Mohamed has been re-appointed as Secretary General of UITP for the coming five years. The past mandate has proven that under his leadership, UITP is in good hands. I’m hopeful that the association will continue to reinforce itself as the international association for all urban transport related matters – growing its global membership and reach in the process.”


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