Governance

Pier Eringa

President


Pier Eringa has been CEO of ProRail since April 2015. He is an experienced executive in public service and public administration. He was chairman of the Albert Schweitzer hospital in Dordrecht and turned this into the best hospital in the Netherlands. Mr. Eringa has been responsible for the municipal organization and also held various positions in the Dutch police force. He also has experience in the rail sector. Between 1999 and 2002 he was Regional Director for the Dutch Railways (NS) being responsible for rail passenger transport in the North East Netherlands. He was also Executive Vice President Security and member of the national management team.

Lena Erixon

Vice-President


Lena Erixon has been Director-General of Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) since the 1st of September- 2015.

She has held a range of very senior positions as Director-General for the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration and Director-General for the Swedish National Road Administration and before that serving as its Vice Director-General. She started her career working within the domain of economics and finance. She has held a series of senior positions within the management of municipalities in the greater Stockholm area as well as the central organisation for municipalities and regions throughout Sweden. In this context she has held a position at the Ministry of Finance in Sweden. Following on from that she has held a number of senior positions within the Swedish National Road Administration and The Swedish Transport Administration, apart from Finance also within the domain of Market and Planning. Apart from the current task of being Director-General for Trafikverket Lena Erixon is the Chairman for Arbetsförmedlingen [Swedish Employment Administration] and the SVEDAB company [Limited public company for the Swedish transport networks feeding into the fixed transport link between Sweden and Denmark] and she is the Vice Chairman for the Øresundsbro Konsortiet [the Danish-Swedish company jointly owned by A/S Øresund and SVEDAB].

Luc Lallemand

Vice-President


Luc Lallemand has been CEO of Infrabel and Chairman of the Management Committee of the Belgian rail infrastructure manager since 29th October 2004. He is also director with RATP DEV (Paris), Member of the Strategic Committee of the University Libre de Bruxelles, and chairman of Vinçotte Group and of the Board of Directors of TUC RAIL.

His previous assignments include, amongst others, CFO with SNCB (2002-2004), deputy principal private secretary with the cabinet of the Belgian vice prime minister (1999 – 2002), budget advisor and principal private secretary with the Belgian minister of transport (1995 – 1999). Luc Lallemand holds a Bachelor seamanship and certificate of officer of long trade navigation (1987), he graduated as commercial engineer (1990) and he holds a certificate 3e cycle ‘Institut de Finance internationale et de cambisme’ (1994).

Gorm Frimannslund

Vice-President


Gorm Frimannslund has been the CEO of Bane NOR since 2016. He was formerly Executive Director of Infrastructure Management in Jernbaneverket and also has extensive experience from various management positions in SAS. Frimannslund has a degree in economics from BI Norwegian Business School and is a graduate in transport economics from Molde University College.

Monika Heiming

Executive Director


Monika Heiming has been Executive Director of EIM since October 2011. Monika has been active in Brussels as a lobbyist and manager of international associations and groupings for a number of years. Mrs Heiming, a German citizen, studied languages at the University of Cologne, and holds a Master’s degree in European Management from the University Faculties in Brussels and an Executive MBA from the Belgian Solvay Business School. Among her previous experiences, she has helped develop the association UNIFE in Brussels from 1993 to 1997. She also managed and marketed the engineering activities of European engineering group Europengineers EEIG from 1999 to 2004, before being made Secretary-General of ERFA in January 2005.

Organisational Structure


EIM is a Brussels-based, international, non-profit association which represents the common interests of European Rail Infrastructure Managers. EIM currently has 12 full and 3 associate members which accounts for 11 European countries.

The members of EIM are dedicated to improve railway infrastructure management and the service they provide to their customers. This is fulfilled by promoting self-improvement through benchmarking and the exchange of best practice. The organisational structure of EIM is designed to provide the best platform for this reason.

President and Vice-Presidents

The association has a President and three Vice-Presidents. The President represents the association externally. He is assisted in his functions by the Vice-Presidents.


General Assembly (GA)

The GA is the highest and final governance authority of the association. The GA is responsible for defining the general policy orientations of the association and decides on all major strategic and financial matters of the association including the annual budget and the Business Plan.


CEOs Club

The CEOs Club is not a governance body of EIM, but provides a forum for the leaders of European Rail Infrastructure Managers to discuss matters of mutual interest, e.g. common challenges of managing their national railway networks. The CEOs Club meets at least twice a year. Discussions include innovation and best practice; developments at national and European level; key performance indicators; and any other business CEOs may find of interest.

Policy and Management Committee (PMC)

The PMC brings together the delegates who represent the interests of EIM members within the association. The PMC represents the mechanism through which member companies exercise day-to-day influence in the activities of EIM.


Working Groups

The core EIM technical coordination between members is hosted via the running of several Working Groups. Member experts meet on a regular basis in order to work on a range of technical subjects including Infrastructure, Energy, ERTMS, Safety, Security, Environment, Asset Management, Operations, etc. They support the work of the association with their expertise from all over Europe. Moreover, most Working Groups contribute speakers to the Agency (former ERA) working bodies and represent the technical opinion of EIM on different Agency workstreams.


Technical Steering Group (TSG)

The TSG coordinates the contribution of the members to all the association’s technical engagements, including agreeing on speakers allocated to ERA working parties, cooperation on technical matters and supporting other work as determined by the technical staff of EIM.