Current office holders
Antti Vehviläinen has been Director-General of the Finnish Transport Agency since January 2013. Mr Vehviläinen holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration, and has extensive experience of transport. During the past 25 years, Mr Vehviläinen worked for Stora Enso Oyj, one of the world’s largest forest industry companies in the position of Vice President, Logistics. He has acted as rapporteur for the Ministry and served in the boards, committees and working groups of unincorporated state enterprises and state-owned companies operating in the transport sector. He has been Chair to the Advisory Board of the Finnish Transport Agency since the Agency was established.
Francisco Cardoso dos Reis is the Senior Advisor of Infraestruturas de Portugal S.A’s Board of Administration and represents it for high level international affairs. Previously, he has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Metropolitano de Lisboa (2010-2012) and the Chairman of CP – Portuguese Railways Undertaking (2006-2010). He joined the Board of Administration of REFER in 1997, first as a member and then as Chairman, until 2002. He was also responsible for the coordination of the Railway Department of Studies in the Lisbon Area (1986-2002). In the international institutions of the sector, he is actually one of the founding members of EIM since its creation in 2002. Mr. Cardoso dos Reis graduated in civil engineering in 1982 and he has also been responsible, as an Academic invited teacher, for the discipline “Maintenance and Upgrading of the Railway Infrastructure” at Lisbon’s Catholic University (2004-2005 and 2005-2006).
Alain Quinet has been Deputy Director-General of Réseau Ferré de France (RFF) since January 2011. Previously, he was the CFO of the Group “Caisse des Dépôts” (CDC) (2008-2010). In this capacity he was also Chairman of the Board of the CDC infrastructure subsidiary and served on the Board of several listed companies including Accor, Eiffage, CNP. He has a longstanding career in the French Administration where he held various positions related to economic matters. Most notably Mr. Quinet was Deputy Head of the cabinet in charge of Economic Affairs for French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin (2005-2007) and the Economic Adviser to Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin (2002-2005). In 2007 he was appointed General Inspector and served in this capacity on the administrative Board of Réseau Ferré de France and ERDF, the French electricity company. Alain Quinet holds a graduate degree from the Institute of Political Studies (Science Po Paris – 1983) and was a student at the National Administration School (ENA- 1988). He was also decorated with the award "Chevalier of the Legion of Honour".
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].
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.