Umberto de Pretto
Umberto de Pretto is Secretary General of IRU. His vision is to lead the road transport industry towards embracing innovation and ensuring that the industry, as well as the regulatory framework, is ready for the challenges and opportunities ahead.
After graduating in Political Science Economics and International Relations at Ottawa’s Carleton University, he worked in the Canadian Parliament and then moved to Paris in 1992 to become Head of the Transport Division. Shortly afterwards, he was named Deputy Director of the International Chamber of Commerce, responsible for international commercial practices and techniques. He joined IRU in 1995 and became Secretary General in 2013.