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FEHRL Annoucement - NEW President

FEHRL Annoucement - NEW President


Dear FEHRL Members,

it is with great pleasure that I announce to you the recent election of Maria de Lurdes B. Costa Antunes as new FEHRL President, effective immediately. 

Also elected during the 40th General Assembly, held on 01/02 July in Zilina (Slovakia), was the new FEHRL Vice-PresidentRini van Rootselaar

I am therefore please to share with you the new members of the Supervisory Board:  

  • Maria de Lurdes B. Costa Antunes (LNEC - Portugal) – President
  • Rini van Rootselaar (RWS - the Netherlands) – Vice President
  • Marit Brandstegg (NPRA - Norway) (out-going FEHRL President)
  • Audrius Vaitkus (VGTU - Lithuania)
  • Stefan Strick (BASt - Germany)


Also, during the 40th General Assembly, Agnès Jullien was elected as Chairwoman of the FEHRL Executive Committee (FEC).

The new composition of the new FEC members is as follows:

  • Agnès Jullien (IFSTTAR - France) – Chairwoman
  • Darko Kokot (ZAG - Slovenia)
  • Anita Ihis (VTI - Sweden)
  • Lutz Pinkofsky (BASt - Germany)
  • Hans van Saan (RWS - the Netherlands)
  • Gina Ytteborg (NPRA – Norway)


Xavier Cocu (O.C.W./C.R.R. - Belgium) was elected as the new FEHRL Research Coordinators Chairman and Ursula Blume (BAST - Germany) as Vice-Chairwoman.


On behalf of the FEHRL Secretariat, I wish to thank out-going FEHRL President Marit Brandtsegg, out-going FEC Chairman Audrius Vaitkus, and out-going RC Chairman Manfred Haider, for their dedication and hard work towards FEHRL and its Members and Associates.

Thierry Goger,

FEHRL Secretary-General


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