International Transport Forum - 2014 annual summit Transport for a Changing World | 21-23 may 2014 - Leipsig, Germany | France presidency

Umberto de Pretto is Secretary General of the International Road Transport Union (IRU). He was appointed Deputy Secretary General in 2002 having previously been Policy Coordinator and Head of Strategy. He joined the IRU in 1995 as Head of Economic Affairs. Mr. de Pretto was previously Deputy Director of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), responsible for International Commercial Practices and Techniques in Paris, France. Prior to this he worked as a Legislative Assistant for Ministers and Members of the Canadian Parliament having graduated from Ottawa’s Carleton University in Political Science, Economics and International Relations.