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Board Members

 

Australia (Western Australia Iron Ore Lines)
IHHA Director:
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Australia (Eastern Australian Heavy Haul Lines)
IHHA Director:
Clayton McDonald
Photo Coming Soon Vice President Network Operations
Aurizon
GPO Box 456, Floor 5, 192 Ann Street
Brisbane, Qld 4000, Australia
Tel: +61 7 3019 9991
Fax: +61 7 3235 3439
Email: [email protected]

 

Brazil
IHHA Director:
Edilson Jun Kina (VALE)
Photo Coming Soon Gerencia Geral de Desenvolvinento
eServicos Tecnicos Ferroviariosl
Av. Dante de Michelini
5500 29090 Vitoria ES Brasil
Tel: +55 27 3333 3643
Mobile: +55 27 8817 6572
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]

Jun Kina is an engineer with Vale, where works with wagon developments and standards definitions for Vitoria Minas and Carajás Railroads, that are part of Vale´s iron ore logistic system. In the past three years, Edilson has also been involved with the wheel rail contact improvement program of these railroads, which includes the technical leadership of a joint project with Brazilian Universities to develop specific railroad technical knowledge.

He has been with Vale since 1993, where he has already held various positions, such as wheelshop supervisor and rolling stock engineering manager. During this time, he also became involved with some of Vale's other international projects in China, Australia, Mozambique and Argentina.

 

 
IHHA Director:
Ronaldo Costa (MRS Logistica S.A.)
Photo Coming Soon Avenida Conceicao do Para S/N
Boa Vista
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
Brasil, 31.060 090
Tel: +55 31 3489 6709
Mobile: +55 31 98461 6879
Email: [email protected]

 

China
IHHA Director:
Ma Fuhai
Ma Fuhai Secretary General CRS
China Railway Society (CRS)
No. 10 Fuxing Road, Haidian District
Beijing, China, 100844
Tel: +86 10 51841691
Fax: +86 10 51847402
Email: [email protected]

自2015年7月担任中国铁道学会副理事长兼秘书长以来,他在国家要求科技社团承接政府转移职能,以及铁路政企分开的新形势下,围绕铁路改革发展中心任务,团结带领广大中国铁路科技工作者在促进铁路科技进步和创新发展等方面锐意进取,开创了中国铁道学会工作的崭新局面。

策划组织了“青藏铁路运营十周年学术研讨会”、“轨道交通工程建设与城市化协同发展”、“2016年中国国际轨道交通博览暨高铁经济论坛”等多项重大学术活动。与铁道行业相关单位共同发起成立了“中国轨道交通检验检测认证联盟”。负责铁道行业中国科学院院士、中国工程院院士推选工作,主持开展中国铁道学会科学技术奖评选工作以及铁道行业技术标准制定工作。指导《铁道学报》出版工作,《铁道学报》连续荣获“百种中国杰出学术期刊”称号。

Taking office in July 2015 as vice Chairman and Secretary General, CRS, aligned with the overall goal of railway reform and development, Mr. Ma has made significant breakthroughs and opened up new horizons for CRS by rallying and leading scientific and technological railway workers to make marvelous contributions to the development, innovation and promotion of science and technology in railway industry of China, in the new circumstance of taking government transferred functions and separating government and enterprise.

He planned and organized the Symposium on the tenth anniversary of the operation of Qinghai-Tibet railway, the Construction of Urban Rail Traffic and Coordinated Development of Urbanization, 2016 China (Changsha) International Rail Transit Expo and High-speed Rail Economic Forum, and a number of other major academic activities. He initiated the Alliance of China Rail Transit Inspection and Certification (CRIC) jointly with the related units in railway industry. He is in charge of the nomination of academicians for Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering within the railway industry in China. Moreover, he has hosted the evaluation of CRS Science and Technology Award, as well as the research and compilation of standards in the field of Chinese railways. The Journal of CRS guided by him, has won Chinese 100 Distinguished Academic Journal title for several times.

 

 
Assistant to the IHHA Director:
Shuang Kang
Photo Coming Soon Director Academic Exchange Department
China Railway Society (CRS)
No. 10 Fuxing Road
Beijing, China, 100844
Tel: +86-134 8886 3064
Tel: +86 10 51841691
Fax: +86 10 51847402
Email: [email protected]

 

France
IHHA Director:
Jean-Pierre Loubinoux
Jean-Pierre Loubinoux Director General of the International Union of Railways
16, rue Jean-Rey, F 75015
Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0) 44 49 20 20
Fax: +33 (0) 44 49 21 29
Email: [email protected]

Jean-Pierre Loubinoux was born in 1956. A graduate of the Ecole Centrale Paris, he worked at the French Foreign Trade Delegation to Hong Kong (1977) before joining French railways SNCF in 1978, where he held various responsibilities including Director of the SNCF General Delegation in North-America and Chief Executive of French Railways UK Ltd in Britain. He then joined the SNCF Freight Department where he successively managed the Coal-Steel Business Unit and the HR, Data Processing and Finance and Legal Department before being appointed Chief Executive of SNCF Freight International (2001) and from 2001 to 2009 Chairman and CEO of SNCF International and SNCF Director of International Development.

In March 2009, Jean-Pierre Loubinoux was appointed Director-General of the International Union of Railways (UIC), the worldwide association representing the rail sector and encompassing 200 railways across all the continents. His mandate was renewed at the 2010 and 2014 UIC General Assemblies and is set to run until end of 2018.

Jean-Pierre Loubinoux holds a large scope of responsibilities at international and professional level. In 2014 he was appointed as a Member of the High-level Advisory Group to the United Nations Secretary General on Sustainable Transport. He is also Member of the Chartered Institute of Transport, of the Mineta Transport Institute, and Member of the Board of the US High Speed Rail Association.

 

 
Assistant to the IHHA Director:
Bernard Schmitt
Photo Coming Soon Freight Advisor (UIC) International Union of Railways
16, rue Jean-Rey, F 75015
Paris, France
Tel: + 33 1 44 49 20 33
Email: [email protected]

 

India
IHHA Director:
Girish Pillai
Photo Coming Soon Advisor (Infrasture) Railway Board, Ministry of Railways
Indian Railways, Room No. 101 A, Rail Bhawan
Raisina Road, Ministry of Railways, Government of India
New Delhi, 110001, India
Tel: +91 99 10 48 7456
Fax: +91 11 233 83525
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]

 

 
Assistant to the IHHA Director:
Achal Khare
Achal Khare Adviser (Infrastructure), Railway Board, Ministry of Railways
Indian Railways, Room No. 143, Rail Bhawan,
Raisina Road, Ministry of Railways, Government of India
New Delhi, 110001, India

Job Responsibility:
Looking after the planning of major infrastructure projects on Indian Railways, Five Year Plans of Railways, Dedicated Freight Corridors project, International Cooperation, Public Private Partnership & FDI in Railways, High Speed Trains and Semi High speed trains.

Previous Postings:

  1. Executive Director/Infra (Civil), Railway Board (Sept. 2012 - Aug. 2016)
    Responsible for drafting new Policy Agreements pertaining to implementation of Public Private Partnership in IR.
  2. Divisional Railway Manager, Chakradharpur, South Eastern Railway (2010 - Aug.2012)
    This is a senior management level responsibility on Indian Railways. Headed Chakradharpur Division, the second highest loading division of IR, loading about 90 MT per annum.
  3. Posting in IRCON (2005-2012)
    Joined IRCON on deputation and served in Brazil for about a year working as Team Leader, followed by posting as Country Head/Malaysia for construction of US$ 1 billion electrified Railway project between Seremban to Gemas as part of Kuala Lumpur-Singapore Line
  4. Executive Director/Track (Procurement), Railway Board (2002 - 2005)
    Responsible for procurement of rails for entire Indian Railways and related policy issues.
  5. Director/PSU, Railway Board (2001-2002)
    Dealing in International cooperation, various functions of administrative Ministry with respect to railway Public Sector Undertaking i.e. IRCON, RITES, KRCL & MRVC
  6. Deputy Chief Engineer/Survey & Construction, Udhampur (J&K) (1997-2001)
    Headed the team for Construction of new railway line in the state of J&K from Udhampur to Katra, involving construction of tunnels, bridges, high embankments & cutting etc.
  7. Divisional Engineer/Senior Division Engineer, Allahabad Division (1988-1994)
    As DSE, responsible for maintenance of about 250 km long electrified double track, operation and management of specialised railway track machines. As Dy.CE/Concrete Sleeper Plant, headed 2 concrete sleeper plants of Northern Railway.
  8. Assistant Senior Engineer, Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala (1986 - 1988)
    Responsible for construction of industrial structures for workshop units.
  9. Engineers India Limited (EIL) (1981)
    Started the professional carrier as Design Engineer in Petrochemical Division of EIL.

 

 
Assistant to the IHHA Director:
Sandeep Srivastava
Sandeep Srivastava Director Planning Special, Railway Board, Ministry of Railways
Indian Railways, Room No. 143, Rail Bhawan,
Raisina Road, Ministry of Railways, Government of India
New Delhi, 110001, India
Tel: +0091 11 233 83525
Email: [email protected]

Job Responsibility:
Looking after the Dedicated Freight Corridors project, Five Year Plans of Railways, International Cooperation, System part of other infrastructure projects.

Previous Postings:

  1. Director Standards in Research Design and Standards Organisation Lucknow (Sep 2007 - Mar 2014)
    Responsible for design issues of three phase locomotives, development of new items for three phase locomotives and development of high horse power new locomotives.
  2. Branch Officer in Nagpur Division of Central Railway (Oct 2003 - Sep 2007)
    Responsible for maintenance of electrical locomotives.
  3. Assistant scale and senior scale Officer in Jhansi, Bhopal, Nagpur and Mumbai Divisions of Central Railway (Mar 1995 to Oct 2003)
    Responsible for maintenance of traction distribution system and electric locomotives.

 

Russia
IHHA Director:
Victor Stepov
Photo Coming Soon General Director Railway Research Institute
JSC "VINIIZhT"
3-d Mytishchinskaya Street 10
Moscow, Russia 107996
Tel: +7 495 542 61 26
Fax: +7 495 262 66 03
Email: [email protected]

 

 
Assistant to the IHHA Director:
Sergey Zakharov
Photo Coming Soon Chief Researcher
JSC Railway Research Institute, "JSC VNIIZhT"
3-d Mytishchskaya Street 10
Moscow, Russia 107996
Tel: +7 495 687 6425
Fax: +7 495 687 6548
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]

 

 
Assistant to the IHHA Director:
Lev Muginshtein
Photo Coming Soon Chief Researcher
JSC Railway Research Institute, "JSC VNIIZhT"
3-d Mytishchinskaya Street 10
Moscow, Russia 107996
Tel: +7 495 262 11 39
Fax: +7 495 687 68 23
Email: [email protected]

 

South Africa
IHHA Director:
Brian Monakali
Brian Monakali Chief Engineer - BSc, Rail Network
Eng. MEng. MBA
Transnet Freight Rail
Private Bag X 47, Johnnesburg 2000, South Africa
Tel: +27 11 544 9649
Fax: +27 11 544 9183
Mobile: +27 73 273 7245
Email: [email protected]

Brian Monakali has over 17 years of work experience. He is currently working for Transnet Freight Rail, South Africa, as General Manager, Capital Planning responsible for Strategic Long Term Planning and Rail Capacity Development. Previously he worked as an Executive Manager responsible for Strategic Long Term Planning. Before this he held a role of Chief Engineer responsible for maintenance and capital investment of the Rail Network Infrastructure, which includes the Coal Heavy Haul export line.

Brian also worked for the Platinum mining company, Lonmin Plc, where he started as a Plant Engineer, and later moved to role of Senior Manager – Business Process Improvement. Lonmin also seconded Brian to London, UK, for period of over 3 years where he worked as Senior Manager – Strategy and Business Development.

Brian is the Chairman of the South African Heavy Haul Association (SAHHA), and Vice Chairman of the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA), representing Transnet and South Africa in the board of directors. He is also the Co-Chairman of the Organising Committee for the 11th IHHA conference to be held at CTICC on 2-6 September 2017.

Brian has an Electrical Engineering Degree from UCT, Masters in Industrial Engineering from Wits University, and an MBA from Wits Business School. Brian is also a qualified Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.

 

Sweden/Norway (Nordic Heavy Haul Association)
IHHA Director:
Per-Olof Larsson-Kråik
Per-Olof Larsson-Kråik Adjunct Professor PHD
Swedish Transport Administration
R & D Technical Systems, Operation & Maintenance
P.O. Box 809
SE 971 25 Lulea, Sweden
Tel: +46 70 670 52 89
Mobile: +46 70 670 5289
Email: [email protected]

PhD Per-Olof Larsson-Kråik works as a senior adviser at Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) with R&D for Technical systems in Operation and Maintenance of Railways. He is also adjunct Professor and faculty member of Luleå University of Technology in Sweden.

He is Director and Coordinator of Nordic Heavy Haul Association, a Scandinavian non-governmental, scientific and technological association of heavy haul railways. As Research Coordinator, he has been involved in the preparation and execution of several projects in EU Framework research programs FP6, FP7 and H2020.

He has written over 90 articles and cases studies in the areas of Maintenance, Tribology, Reliability, Maintainability, Logistics, and Supportability. He has supervised several Masters and Ph.D. students at Luleå University of Technology, Uppsala University, Queensland University of Technology, and Central Queensland University. He has supervised more than 10 PhD students.

 

 
IHHA Director:
Thor Braekkan
Thor_Brækkan Northern Region Infrastructure, Bane NOR
Mobile: +47 995 50 090
Email: [email protected]

Thor Brækkan has more than 30 years of experience in the railway industry. Throughout most of his career he has overseen the maintenance and development of rail infrastructure departments. He is currently working for Bane NOR as director for the Northern Region in the Infrastructure Division. Bane NOR is a state owned company responsible for operation, maintenance and development of the rail network in Norway. Thor has been working with the The Ofoten Line, the Norwegian part of the heavy haul line between Luleå in Sweden and Narvik in Norway, since 2003.

Thor has a masters in Civil Engineering from Luleå University of Technology in Sweden. His technical competence is mainly related to track technology.

Thor is currently the Chairman of the Nordic Heavy Haul Association, a Scandinavian non-governmental, scientific and technological association of heavy haul railways.

 

United States of America
IHHA Director:
Semih Kalay
Semih Kalay Senior Vice President Technology
Transportation Technology Center, Inc.
P.O. box 11130, 55500 DOT Road
Pueblo, Colorado . 81001 USA
Tel: 1 719 584 0717
Fax: 1 719 584 0580
Email: [email protected]

Semih Kalay is Senior Vice President, Technology, Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads (AAR). He has 40 years of engineering experience, 35 years of which was in railway research and research management.

Mr. Kalay’s current responsibilities include overall management of the North American Strategic Research program, and technical support and oversight on AAR Technical Standards and inspection, and TTCI’s PTC Business Unit. Mr. Kalay currently is the North American member of the World Congress in Railway Research (WCRR) Organizing Committee. He also serves on the IHHA Board and the International Wheelset Congress’ Technical Committee, representing USA.

Mr. Kalay has authored more than 250 professional articles, technical reports, presented several hundred speeches at professional forums nation-wide and internationally.

 

 
Incoming IHHA Director:
Lisa Stabler
Photo Coming Soon President Transportation Technology Center
P.O. Box 11130, 55500 DOT Road
Pueblo, Colorado 81001 USA
Email: [email protected]