About us

The FIA High Level Panel for Road Safety is being established with the goal of engaging the private sector to raise much-needed new resources and awareness for road safety in response to the global road safety crisis..

The panel brings together an unprecedented coalition of leaders from the global business community, international institutions and NGOs, with the primary objective to raise awareness and to raise funding for road safety actions, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

The Panel aims to act as a catalyst, working with all interested stakeholders, and has a particular focus on making a contribution towards increasing engagement within the private sector. Whilst governments play a critical role in creating policies that are the determinants of road safety, private companies including car manufacturers and the insurance industry also have a vested interest in the safe mobility of people.

The vision and concrete objectives of the Panel are reflected in the 10 point manifesto that was published when the Panel was launched in November 2015 in New York under the auspices of the UN Secretary General.

Panel Chairman


Honorary members


FIA Representatives

Global goodwill ambassadors (not only sporting legends but also other profiles) have agreed to raise visibility and interest in the actions undertaken.

Advisors to panel members and road safety experts will act as a steering group that will provide advice on the most appropriate and efficient use of funds, as well as strategic direction consistent with the panel's mandate.

HLP Advisors Group

Role: The steering group is made up of representatives of each of the HLP members organisations and select members, providing advice on the strategic direction of the group’s activities, including where appropriate input on finance, investment, marketing and communication opportunities for the group consistent with its mandate. The group also includes external advisors with expertise knowledge.

HLP Chairman's Advisors:

  • Onika Miller Secretary General for Automobile Mobility and Tourism (ad interim), FIA
  • Peter Sørensen International Relations Advisor to the President, FIA

HLP FIA Representatives' Advisors

  • Laurianne Krid Director General, FIA Region I 

HLP Honorary Members' Advisors

  • Yarob Badr Regional Advisor on Transport and Logistics, UNESCWA
  • Matthew Baldwin European Coordinator for Road Safety and Sustainable Mobility, European Union
  • Eliana Barleta Unit of Infrastructure of the Division of International Trade and Integration, UNECLAC
  • Sue Barrett, Director for Transport, EBRD
  • Andre Dzikus Coordinator, Urban Basic Services Branch | Acting Coordinator, Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation Branch, UN-Habitat
  • Anne Hammenrudh, DSS Road Safety Focal Point, UNDSS
  • Rob de Jong, Head of mobility, UNEP
  • Jamie LeatherChief of Transport Sector Group, ADB
  • Yuwei Li Director of the Sustainable Transport Division, UNECE
  • Nandita Parshad Managing Director for Sustainable Insfrastructure, EBRD
  • Weimin Ren Director, Transport Division, UNESCAP
  • Rita Richter Chief of the Asset and Fleet Management Section in UNHCR & Chair of the UNHCR Steering Committee for Road Safety
  • Ricardo J. Sánchez Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Unit of Infrastructure of the Division of International Trade and Integration, UNECLAC
  • Robert Tama Lisinge Chief of the Operational Quality Section of the Strategic Planning and Operational Quality Division, UNECA
  • Nhan Tran Coordinator, Unintentional Injury Prevention, WHO

HLP Members' Advisors

  • Placide Aconkpanle Colombe Badji Policy Officer Road Transport Infrastructure and Energy, AUC
  • Natalia Agre President, Road Safety Russia NGO
  • Albert Asseraf Executive Vice-President, Strategy, Data and User Innovation
  • Baron Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant, IOC Member
  • Saul Billingsley Director General, FIA Foundation
  • Stéphane Carcas Project Manager - Lead Transport Specialist AFD
  • Francesco Castellacci Professional Racing Driver and Technical Driving Instructor
  • Adeline Challon-Kemoun Brand, Sustainable Development, Communications and Public Affairs Director, Michelin
  • Guangzhe Chen, Global Director for Transport and Regional Director for Infrastructure in South Asia, World Bank
  • Daniele Chiari Head of Product Planning and Institutional Relations, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Jesper Christensen Programmes Director, FIM
  • David Cliff CEO, Global Road Safety Partnership
  • Veronique Feypell De La Beaumelle Analyst, ITF
  • Carolina Gonzalez-Bunster Co-Founder, Walkabout Foundation
  • Karla Gonzalez Carvajal Manager for Eastern Europe Leading Manager for Gender in Transport Global Practice, World Bank
  • Laetitia Habchi Sport and Development Project Officer, AFD
  • Peter Holló (Prof.) Researcher, Institute for Transport Sciences of Hungar
  • Soames Job Head of the Global Road Safety Facility, World Bank
  • Louise Larcher Conseillère technique  Département Ville, urbanisme, habitat, transports, AMF
  • Eric Le Corre Corporate Vice President Public Affairs, Michelin
  • Manoelle Lepoutre Senior Vice President Civil and Society Engagement, Total
  • Luis Felipe Lota Director of the National Agency for Road Safety of Colombia
  • Tim Maylon, FIA Head of Research 
  • Shomik Mehndiratta Practice Manager for Transport in South Asia, World Bank
  • Fergal Morris Area Business Leader - EMEA, Transportation Safety Division, 3M
  • Alexander Murdzevski Schedvin Head of Geely Group Motorsport, Geely
  • Dr Nevine el Nahass, Assistant to the Minister of Health and Population, Egypt
  • Rik Nuyttens European Regulatory Affairs Manager, Transport Safety, 3M
  • Gábor Pauer Research Assistant, Institute for Transport Sciences of Hungary
  • Patrick Pelata, Special Advisor, FIA
  • Veronica Raffo Senior Infrastructure Specialist, World Bank
  • Federico Raviglione Project Officer, FIFA President's Officer
  • Patrick Rugumire Chief Transport Engineer, AfDB
  • Abdoul Wahab Corporate Senior Advisor - Road Safety, Total
  • Annie Weaver Senior Manager of Advocacy and Partnerships, WOSM

Other Advisors

  • Lotte Brondum Executive Director, Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety
  • Vassiliki Danelli-Mylona President of the Board of Directors, Road Safety Institute Panos Mylonas
  • Isabel Falkenberg Former CEO, Walkabout Foundation
  • Marc Fancy Executive Director, Prudence Foundation
  • Eric Mark Huitema, Director General European Automobile Manufacturers Association
  • Floor Lieshout, Executive Director, Youth for Road Safety (YOURS)
  • Jeanne Picard-Mahaut President, FederaciónIberoamericana de Asociaciones de Victimas Contra la Violencia Vial
  • Piyush Tewari Founder and CEO, SaveLIFE Foundation
  • Susanna Zammataro Executive Director, International Road Federation

HLP Road safety experts

  • Matts-Åke Belin Project Leader Vision Zero Academy, Swedish Transport Administration, Trafikverket
  • Claes Tingvall Senior Consultant, AFRY 
  • John Dawson Board Member, EuroRAP
  • Oliver Deiters Head of Global External Affairs and Public Policy, DEKRA
  • Christian Gerondeau Former Road Safety Director, France & Former Head of the EU High Level Group on Road Safety
  • Hilda María Gómez Former Director, Colombian Road Safety Lead Agency
  • Jens Hügel Head of Sustainable Development, International Road Transport Union
  • José Luis Irigoyen Former Senior Director ICT, World Bank
  • Reinhard Kolke Director Test and Technical Affairs, ADAC
  • Wassim Raphael Director of the Masters in Road safety at the University of San-Joseph in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Marc Shotten Road Safety Expert
  • Ferry Smith, Chairman Policy Commission, FIA
  • Barry Watson Global Road Safety Consultant
  • Fred Wegman IRTAD Chairman and Former Managing Director of SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research
  • Prof. Shaw Voon Wong Member of the Board of Directors, MIROS

FIA Special Advisors

  • Marc Juhel Former Transport Sector Manager, World Bank
  • Eva Molnar Road Safety Expert
  • Felipe Rodriguez Laguens Special Advisor on Road Safety and Regional Policies
  • María Seguí-Gómez Special Advisor on Road Safety, FIA

HLP Secretary

  • Miquel Nadal Secretary of the HLP, Advisor & Expert groups, FIA Advisor
  • Estelle Aebersold HLP Manager