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Lacny takes office as new IRU President

Janusz Lacny took office on 1 January as new President of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) for the term 2008-2009.

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Janusz Lacny has just begun his mandate as President of the International Road Transport Union (IRU). He is also the Secretary General of the IRU’s Polish Member, the Association of International Road Transport Operators in Poland (ZMPD).

Originally a Professor with a Ph.D. Degree in telecommunications and computer communication systems, Mr Lacny became an international haulier, establishing his own transport company “JMJ-TRANS”, which he extended to include forwarding activities.

Mr Lacny succeeds Paul Laeremans, Managing Director of the Fédération Belge des Exploitants d’Autobus et d’Autocars et des Organisateurs de voyages (FBAA, Belgium), who was IRU President since 2002.

Taking office, IRU President, Janusz Lacny, said, “Today, the challenges before us all are many and great, but the opportunities are far bigger. This is why I am sure that with the support of all IRU Members, the IRU is already well equipped to work in partnership with its Members and with governments to drive further, with all the actors of the road transport industry, economic, social and environmental progress!”

“The role of the IRU is much broader than merely promoting the interests of the road transport industry. Rather, it is IRU’s statutory obligation to act for the common good, fully cognisant of the sector’s irreplaceable role in uniting mankind and in better redistributing wealth by ensuring, with very high flexibility and quality, its unique and irreplaceable door-to-door transport services or as one of the most efficient and true partners of co-modality, “ Mr. Lacny added.

Since 1 January 2008, new IRU Vice-Presidents are Pere Padrosa (Spain), President of the IRU Goods Transport Council, and Graham Smith (United-Kingdom), President of the IRU Passenger Transport Council.


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