Caroline Visser is working with the International Road Federation in Geneva, Switzerland, as Deputy Director General. The Federation brings together road sector stakeholders from the public, private and academic sectors to promote the development and upkeep of sustainable, safe and efficient roads and road networks worldwide. IRF’s activities in the domain of Intelligent Transport Systems encompass the coordination the IRF Policy Committee on ITS, dissemination of knowledge and good practices through publications and events, advocacy and representation of IRF at international conferences. IRF holds a seat in the EU ITS Advisory Group. The IRF Policy Committee on ITS was launched in 2008 with the aim to foster the deployment of ITS by supporting the development of national and regional ITS strategies and by encouraging governments to integrate ITS as a major tool to achieve their transport policy objectives in safety, sustainability and efficiency.
Before joining IRF January 2008, Caroline worked in the Dutch ministry of Transport on several posts, among others as Dutch representative to the CENTRICO-project, an EU co-funded project for harmonized ITS deployment on the European road network. In 2006, she was seconded to the Direction des Routes of the French Transport Ministry in Paris, where she worked on road concession contracts. Caroline graduated in 1999 with a master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration at Twente University, the Netherlands.