Information published on 29 June 2010 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 193.

Hendrik Abma replaces Michael Robson at the head of a renewed EIM

At its General Assembly held on 2 June in Coventry, the association of European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM) announced that Henrik Abma will replace Michael Robson, who is due to retire after four years as head of the EIM secretariat in Brussels. Michael Robson is retiring following a career which has spanned 35 years at British Rail, RailTrack, Network Rail and, latterly, as EIM Secretary-General.

The new EIM Director-General, Hendrik Abma, a Dutch national, was previously Director-General of FECC, the European Association of Chemical Distributors. He will take up the new position on 1 September. Bert Klerk, the outgoing President of EIM, gave his thanks to Michael Robson for his efforts as EIM Secretary-General and for the significant contribution he has made to the association. He added “under his stewardship the organisation has moved from adolescence towards adulthood...”

UIC conveys its sincere thanks to Michael Robson for the constructive cooperation links that have been developed between EIM and UIC in recent years and wishes him all the best in his retirement. UIC also warmly congratulates Hendrik Abma for his appointment as the new Director-General of the European Rail Infrastructure Managers.