MNTRC Newsletter Vol 19, Issue 3: Winter 2012

Board Profile
Jean-Pierre Loubinoux


Donna Maurillo, MNTRC Director of Communications

Jean-Pierre Loubinoux

Jean-Pierre Loubinoux
Director-General,
International Union of Railways

Jean-Pierre Loubinoux has served as director-general of the International Union of Railways (UIC) since 2009. He contributes his long years of experience and knowledge about transportation – especially rail. MTI is honored to have him serving on its Board of Trustees.

Global rail experience leveraged

A graduate of the Ecole Centrale Paris, he worked at the French Foreign Trade Delegation to Hong Kong before joining French railways SNCF in 1978. There, 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 human resources, data processing and finance departments.

In 2001, he was appointed chief executive of SNCF Freight International, and for the next eight years, he served as chairman and CEO of SNCF International and SNCF director of international development.

In March 2009, Mr. 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 June 2010 UIC General Assembly in Tokyo and is set to run until March 2013.

Expertise sought by many

Mr. Loubinoux holds responsibilities in a large number of institutions and associations, including French foreign trade advisor and chairman of the Transport Committee, chairman of the Medef International France-Argentina Committee, vice-chairman of the Ecole Centrale Association, chairman of AFFI (the French association of railway engineers and managers), member of the Chartered Institute of Transport, and member of the board of the US High Speed Rail Association.

He has been awarded the Legion of Honour and is a holder of the Silver Medal of the French Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Tourism. In September 2011 he received also his insignia as Commander of the French National Order of Merit – one of the highest decorations in France along with the Legion of Honour.

HSR panelist at upcoming TRB meeting

MTI is especially proud that Mr. Loubinoux will be a panelist at its high-speed rail workshop, co-sponsored by the Transportation Research Board. That is set for Sunday, January 13, 2013, from 8:30am-4:30pm in the Omni Shoreham Hotel’s Blue Room, Washington DC. Reservations may be made via the TRB web site.