International Transport Forum - 2014 annual summit Transport for a Changing World | 21-23 may 2014 - Leipsig, Germany | France presidency
Umberto de Pretto
Secretary General
International Road Transport Union (IRU)
What the rise of the sharing economy means for transport
09:00 - 10:30Friday, 29 May 2015

Umberto de Pretto took up office as Secretary General of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) in June 2013. He joined the IRU in 1995 as Head of Economic Affairs. He then became Policy Coordinator and Head of Strategy, and was appointed Deputy Secretary General in 2002. His vision looking forward to 2020 is that the IRU will lead the road transport industry in embracing innovation and making sure that the industry is ready for the challenges and opportunities ahead. De Pretto was previously Deputy Director of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), responsible for International Commercial Practices and Techniques in Paris, France. Prior to this he worked as a Legislative Assistant for Ministers and Members of the Canadian Parliament having graduated from Ottawa’s Carleton University in Political Science, Economics and International Relations.