In an emailed message IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto last Thursday informed the IRU membership that Michael Nielsen, recently promoted to IRU’s Chief Advocacy Officer and on the move from the IRU Brussels office to Geneva, had left the organization with immediate effect.
Previously Nielsen was responsible for the IRU’s Brussels EU liaison office. De Pretto indicated he would oversee the advocacy role on an interim basis. In Brussels spokesman Stuart Colley told MobilityIntell that “we wish Michael well in his further career. IRU is obviously bigger than one man and IRU will continue to look after the interests of our membership.”