PKP President is the new head of the International Union of Railways!
On July 8, 2021, Krzysztof Mamiński, Chairman of the Management Board of Polskie Koleje Państwowe SA, was elected Chairman of the International Union of Railways (UIC), the world’s largest industry organization uniting participants in the railway market.
As a result of a vote at the General Assembly of the International Union of Railways (UIC), Krzysztof Mamiński, who has been President of the Board of the Polish State Railways since 2017, was elected President of the UIC, the largest organization that unites more than 200 companies and other organizations working on the railways from nearly 100 countries on 6 continents, reports Railway Supply magazine, citing Nakolei Pl.
The UIC brings together infrastructure managers, carriers, rail service providers and research institutions. The President of PKP SA succeeds Gianluigiego Castelliego, who was President of the Board of the Italian State Railways (Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane) recently.
The election of the representative of Poland as the head of the International Union of Railways falls on a special time. The year 2021 is celebrated throughout the European Union as the European Year of Rail. The aim of this initiative is to promote railways as a safe and environmentally friendly transport, the development of which will lead to the achievement of the EU climate goals and improve the quality of public transport services, thereby increasing the mobility of millions of Europeans.
Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the UIC. The candidacy of PKP President for the post of UIC Chairman was supported by PKP’s strong and active work in the international arena in recent years, participation in the work of UIC at different levels in various fields.