Matthias Maedge is Director of Advocacy for IRU, based in Geneva. He was previously head of IRU’s Permanent Delegation to the EU, in Brussels, where he led efforts to further increase IRU’s voice for commercial road transport in Europe and to ensure that the industry is ready for the challenges and opportunities ahead.
Before joining IRU, he spent nearly 10 years in the vehicle and energy business holding several positions and eventually becoming Secretary General of the Natural Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA). Prior to his involvement in the alternatively fueled vehicle business, Matthias worked in the German parliament (Bundestag) and served as research associate to the shadow Secretary for Education. Matthias started his professional career as an Officer in the German army.