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Virginia Tanase

Director, Road Safety and Global Advocacy, Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA)

Virginia Tanase is Director, Road Safety and Global Advocacy, at the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA); she is responsible for oversight and management of key aspects of the FIA’s road safety strategy and for broader advocacy on sustainable and accessible mobility. Virginia has extensive international experience, having worked for the United Nations; for the World Bank Group; and for the International Road Transport Union. While at the World Bank, she co-authored the “Quantitative Analysis of Bilateral Road Transport Agreements” (QuARTA) study and was the main co-author of “Road Freight Transport Services Reform-Guiding Principles for Practitioners and Policy Makers”. From 1984 to 2003, Virginia worked in the Romanian public administration; she was Director General in the Ministry of Transport for eight years. Virginia holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Bucharest. In 2000, she was awarded a Knighthood of the National Order “For Merit” by the President of Romania.