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Legal expertise
for the benefit of the railways

Organisation

CIT’s supreme decision-making body is the General Assembly, which is responsible for determining overall association policy. The Executive Committee is the lead at the operational and administrative levels., while the Secretary-General manages day-to-day business. The CIT committees sign off on the products developed by the working groups. For specific issues, groups of experts are convened as required.

The Executive Committee is responsible for operational and administrative management of the CIT. It has the following tasks:

  • making the arrangements for meetings of the General Assembly;
  • preparing the Annual Accounts and the Budget;
  • approving the Annual Report;
  • expressing views on drafts of international rail transport law;
  • fixing the conditions of service of the staff and laying down the financial regulations;
  • supervising the management of the Secretary General.

The Executive Committee comprises nine members at most and is composed in a representative way. The CIT Chairman is a member as of right. The Executive Committee meets twice a year as a rule (in April and in September).

 

Maria Sack

Chairwoman

Deutsche Bahn AG
Rechtsanwältin
Leiterin Team Internationale Verbände Verkehrspolitik Europa (IWE)

 

Maria Urbańska

Deputy chairwoman

PKP CARGO S.A.
Head of Department, Office for Development, Investor Relations and Marketing

 

Platon Guryanov

RZD - Russian Railways ***

Head of international division at the Legal Department

*** the collaboration is temporarily suspended

Gilles Mugnier


SNCF

International Affairs Director
 

 


 

Luca Arnold

SBB CFF FFS
Director of Regulatory and International Affairs

 

Marie Wirtgen

SNCB
General Counsel Legal Affairs

 

Alberto Gallo

TRENITALIA S.p.A.
Direzione Affari Legali e Societari


 

Gerald Wieser

Rail Cargo Austria AG
Abteilungsleiter Schadens- und Versicherungsmanagement

 

The General Secretariat manages the CIT. It is composed of eight staff members and has the following tasks:

  • implementing the decisions of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee;
  • making the arrangements for the meetings of the Executive Committee;
  • preparing the Annual Report, the Annual Accounts and Budget for presentation to the Executive Committee;
  • convening and taking part in meetings of committees and working groups.

Cesare Brand

Secretary General

Phone: +41 (0)31 350 01 93
Fax: +41 (0)31 350 01 99

cesare.brand(at)cit-rail.org

Erik Evtimov, Dr. iur.

Deputy Secretary General

Phone: +41 (0)31 350 01 97
Fax: +41 (0)31 350 01 99

erik.evtimov(at)cit-rail.org

Nina Scherf

Senior Legal Adviser

Passenger traffic, Use of infrastructure

Phone: +41 31 350 01 94
Fax: +41 (0)31 350 01 99

nina.scherf(at)cit-rail.org

Dariia Scarlino

Expert

CIM/SMGS, CIV/SMPS, Expert Group Seals

Phone: +41 (0)31 350 01 96
Fax: +41 (0)31 350 01 99

dariia.scarlino(at)cit-rail.org

Jan Vavra

Expert

Passenger traffic

Phone: +41 (0)31 350 01 91
Fax : +41 (0)31 350 01 99

jan.vavra(at)cit-rail.org

Guillaume Murawa

Legal Adviser

Freight Trafic 

Phone: +41 (0)31 350 01 94
Fax: +41 (0)31 350 01 99

guillaume.murawa(at)cit-rail.org

 

Loïc Gioria

Administrative Assistant

Communication - CIT News - Website - Passenger - Infrastructure

Phone: +41 (0)31 350 01 90
Fax: +41 (0)31 350 01 99

loic.gioria(at)cit-rail.org

Nicolas Keller

Administrative Assistant

Accounting - Personal managment - Membership managment - Freight

Phone: +41 (0)31 350 01 92
Fax: +41 (0)31 350 01 99

nicolas.keller(at)cit-rail.org

The committees are competent to adopt provisions on the implementation and application of international rail transport law in a standardised and practical way (in order to produce CIT documentation). To do that, the General Assembly delegates powers to them. The committees are composed in a representative way.

CIV Committee (passenger traffic)

Isabelle Saintilan

Chairwoman

Head of Greenspeed Governance Planning – Legal

Eurostar International Limited

 

CIM Committee (freight traffic)

Gilles Mugnier

President

SNCF
Directeur Juridique adjoint


 

CUI Committee (use of infrastructure)

Adriaan Hagdorn

Chair

Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS)
Senior In-House-Lawyer

 

CUI Committee (use of infrastructure)

Alberto Gallo

Deputises for the Chair

TRENITALIA S.p.A.
Direzione Affari Legali e Societari

 

Multimodality Committee

Maria Kalimeri

Chairwoman

ATTICA GROUP (Blue Star Ferries & Superfast Ferries)
Railway Key Account Manager

Working groups are responsible for preparing recommendations for decisions by the committees.
Their members are chosen for their skills in the area in question.

CIV Working Group (passenger traffic)

Oliver Hirschfeld

Chair

Deutsche Bahn AG
Leiter Team int. Eisenbahnrecht / Rechtsabteilung Personenverkehr (CRP)

 

CIM Working Group (freight traffic)

Cristian Cuenca

Chair

DB Cargo AG
Legal Advisor

 

Multimodality Working group

Erik Evtimov

Chair

Deputy Secretary General to the CIT

erik.evtimov(at)cit-rail.org

Steering Group / Expert and legal Group CIM/SMGS

Working Group CIV/SMPS

Groups of experts are constituted to examine specific issues. Their members are specialists in the topic in question.

Data Protection Working Group

Seals Group of Experts

Jürgen Scholz

DB Cargo AG

President a.i.  

 

Rechts- und Expertengruppe CIM/SMGS / Arbeitsgruppe CIV/SMPS

Erik Evtimov

Chair

Deputy Secretary General to the CIT

erik.evtimov(at)cit-rail.org