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03 June 2019
IRF General Assembly elects Bill M. Halkias as IRF President

Meeting in Costa Navarino (Greece) in the margins of the ASECAP Days, the General Assembly of the International Road Federation (IRF) has unanimously elected Mr Bill M. Halkias, PE, F.ASCE, F.ITE as new President of IRF. He takes over from Mr Kiran K. Kapila at the end of his third and final mandate as IRF Chairman.

Mr Bill M. Halkias brings to the IRF 38 years of experience in transportation and road infrastructure works gained both in the USA and in Europe. Currently Managing Director and CEO of Attikes Diadromes SA, the Operating Agency of Attika Tollway in Athens (Greece), Bill is the outgoing President of Hellastron HELLASTRON (Hellenic Association of Toll Road Network) and of ASECAP (European Toll Road Association). He has served as member of the Freeway Operations Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and is serving as a member of the Board of the International Bridge Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) for the 2nd time. 

"Throughout his tenure at the helm of IRF, Mr Kapila has been a tireless ambassador of the IRF vision for a world with safe, smart and more sustainable roads. Road Safety has a special place in his heart" said Bill Halkias in his investiture speech. He continued outlining that "Road safety is of paramount importance to all of us and will continue to be so. But we also need to make sure that environmental sustainability is not left behind and that we remain open and receptive to new ideas, new technologies, new financing schemes. IRF is and will be even more the place where we connect people, ideas, and where we create solutions together".

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