Alain Flausch

Secretary General of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP)

Alain Flausch was selected Secretary General of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) in September 2011 by the UITP Executive Board.This appointment acknowledges Mr Flausch’s long-standing commitment to public transport on the international stage. Mr Flausch was previously Chairman of the Finance & Commerce sub-committee of the UITP Metro Committee (2001-2009); he has also been a member of the UITP Executive and Policy Boards (2004-2009), an Executive Member of the UITP International Metro Committee (2001-2009), a Member of the Transport Management Committee (UITP) and Chairman of the Design & Culture Platform.Mr Flausch was elected President of UITP during the Association’s 58th World Congress in Vienna in June 2009. He is also the President of the Belgian Union of Urban and Regional Public Transport (UBTCUR), which gathers together the three national public transport companies. From 2000 to 2011, as CEO of the STIB, the Brussels public transport operator, Mr Flausch led the STIB through an in-depth cultural change, conducting a complete renewal both of its commercial approach and corporate management, setting a new company culture where clients are at the very heart of the service provision. Since 1999, STIB ridership has more than doubled, and in June 2011 STIB received the ‘4-star Recognised for Excellence’ label awarded by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM).

From September 1973 to January 1982 Mr Flausch was an attorney at Simont Gutt & Simont in Brussels.

From February 1982 to March 1990 he held the position of Deputy General Manager with the Belgian chemical group Prayon-Rupel.

From April 1990 to 1999 Alain Flausch was Managing Director of IP Belgium, the first media sales house in Belgium.

Mr Flausch was born in Brussels in November 1950. He still lives in the Belgian capital. He is a lawyer and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Berkeley (California). He is bilingual French-Dutch, speaks fluent English and has a good command of Italian.

Alain Flausch is married and has two children. His interests include all different forms of art and culture as well as political history. Mr Flausch also takes an active interest in nature conservation issues.