EUROPEAN RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGERS

Current Office Holders

President

EIM European Rail Infrastructure Managers President
Pier Eringa has been CEO of ProRail since April 2015.

He is an experienced executive in public service and public administration. He was chairman of the Albert Schweitzer hospital in Dordrecht and turned this into the best hospital in the Netherlands. Mr. Eringa has been responsible for the municipal organization and also held various positions in the Dutch police force. He also has experience in the rail sector. Between 1999 and 2002 he was Regional Director for the Dutch Railways (NS) being responsible for rail passenger transport in the North East Netherlands. He was also Executive Vice President Security and member of the national management team.

 

Vice-Presidents

EIM Vice President Lena Erixon

 

Lena Erixon has been Director-General of Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) since the 1st of September- 2015.

She has held a range of very senior positions as Director-General for the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration and Director-General for the Swedish National Road Administration and before that serving as its Vice Director-General. She started her career working within the domain of economics and finance. She has held a series of senior positions within the management of municipalities in the greater Stockholm area as well as the central organisation for municipalities and regions throughout Sweden. In this context she has held a position at the Ministry of Finance in Sweden. Following on from that she has held a number of senior positions within the Swedish National Road Administration and The Swedish Transport Administration, apart from Finance also within the domain of Market and Planning. Apart from the current task of being Director-General for Trafikverket Lena Erixon is the Chairman for Arbetsförmedlingen [Swedish Employment Administration] and the SVEDAB company [Limited public company for the Swedish transport networks feeding into the fixed transport link between Sweden and Denmark] and she is the Vice Chairman for the Øresundsbro Konsortiet [the Danish-Swedish company jointly owned by A/S Øresund and SVEDAB].

 

European Rail Infrastructure Managers Vice President
Graham Hopkins has been the Group Safety, Technical & Engineering Director at Network Rail.

Before joining Network Rail in June 2015, Graham was executive vice president of Engineering and Technology Aerospace Component Engineering at Rolls-Royce. He started on the graduate apprentice programme at Rolls-Royce after graduating from City University, London. Graham is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering; the Royal Aeronautical Society; the Institute of Mechanical Engineers; the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining; and the Royal Society of Arts.

 

 

EIM Vice President

 

Miguel Nieto Menor  has been General Director for Corporate Business Development in ADIF. 

Law graduate from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. In 2001 he became a State Attorney in Madrid, first in the Criminal Section and later in charge of the Coordination of Sections 1 and 2 of the Administrative Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice of Madrid. Later, as a Deputy State Attorney in the Ministry of Public Works, he provided legal assistance to all departments concerning infrastructures (railways, roads and highways) and transport (maritime, air and road). He later became the Secretary of the Board in Metro de Madrid, and since 2017, he is a General Director in Adif and member of the Board.

 

Executive Director

European Rail Infrastructure Managers Executive Director Monika Heiming
Monika Heiming
has been Executive Director of EIM since October 2011. Monika has been active in Brussels as a lobbyist and manager of international associations and groupings for a number of years. Mrs Heiming, a German citizen, studied languages at the University of Cologne, and holds a Master’s degree in European Management from the University Faculties in Brussels and an Executive MBA from the Belgian Solvay Business School. Among her previous experiences, she has helped develop the association UNIFE in Brussels from 1993 to 1997. She also managed and marketed the engineering activities of European engineering group Europengineers EEIG from 1999 to 2004, before being made Secretary-General of ERFA in January 2005.