New FIA presidents elected for FIA Regions I and II

New FIA presidents elected for FIA Regions I and II

06.12.2017: FIA Region I yesterday elected a new President in Thomas Møller Thomsen, following the resignation of Thierry Willemarck, who has agreed

 

FIA Region I yesterday elected a new President in Thomas Møller Thomsen, following the resignation of Thierry Willemarck, who has agreed to act as Deputy President for Mobility in FIA President Jean  Todt’s 2017 team.


Thomsen who is President and CEO of Denmark’s Forenede Danske, Motorejere (FDM), was the only candidate and was elected by acclamation during yesterday’s extraordinary plenary assembly of Region. I




Opening the meeting, President Todt acknowledged the contribution of outgoing President Willemarck. “I would like to thank Thierry for his leadership in Region I. He did not have an easy task, succeeding our good friend Werner Kraus, who did an excellent job. We have a winning team in Region I, of which I am very proud, and I am sure you will make the right choices for the development of the region.”



Of his time as President of the region, Mr Willemarck said: “Working with you over the years, exploring common challenges, has been an honour. I want to thank you all for the opportunity you have given me, for the trust you have granted me in leading the great organisation that is Region I.”




Following his election, Mr Møller Thomsen outlined his ambitions for his term in office, saying: “I am humbled and honoured to have your trust to take over the role as President of FIA Region I, and I will do my very best to fulfil that role, not alone, but together with all of you and along with a very good secretariat.



“I can tell you that my priorities are identical to the Strategy Plan that we will present today and I hope you all agree that this plan is a good framework for the future,” he added.



The Strategy Plan, which draws inspiration from the Vision 2030 study conducted by Region I, is framed around two key pillars. The first is for the region to develop itself into a knowledge hub for Mobility Clubs on key issues, while the second focuses on capacity building within the network through a collaborative approach.




Speaking of the plan, the region’s newly elected President added: “It’s important that we [develop as a knowledge hub] as that is a condition for individual Clubs to be successful.



“Beyond that, the network is the core activity. When we operate in our national markets some of us are strong, some less so and some are weak and challenged, but all of us together are stronger, so it is very important to continue building that network.”




Two other elections were held during the plenary session, with the Automovel Club de Portugal (ACP) being voted onto the Region I Management Council, and with Mirko Butulija, President of the Auto-Moto Association of Serbia (AMSS) being elected as Region I representative to the FIA World Council for Automobile Mobility and Tourism.



In Region II, Mike Noon of the New Zealand Automobile Association was yesterday elected President at the region’s plenary meeting in Paris. Mr Noon replaces JAF President Takayoshi Yashiro, who steps down after three years in the role.




Mr Noon joined New Zealand’s AA in 2005 and currently holds the position of General Manager, Motoring Affairs. His post carries responsibility for formulating policy and encompasses road safety and infrastructure, transport funding, speed limits, traffic enforcement, environmental issues and petrol prices.




-FIA PARIS, also photos

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06.12.2017 / MaP

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