Rein Westra has some 30 years of management experience in leading organizations world-wide such as KLM, KPMG Consulting and Booz-Allen & Hamilton, as well as the World Bank in Washington DC.

He was appointed CEO of the public transport system in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia where he led the start up of RapidKL and the transformation of the bus network into an effective hub and spoke system, significantly increasing bus ridership.

At the World Bank he led investment and policy engagements in China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia, focused on road development, urban transport and national transport policy and institutional development.

In Europe he was responsible for the design of the Railway Market Monitoring Scheme of the European Commission, as well as a strategy for quality enhancement in the intermodal sector.

In the private sector he led operational audits and strategy development in the logistics sector, including post merger integration.

Currently he is also Director in Giventis International, Europe’s leading provider of collaborative transport planning technologies ELG-Web, serving public and private sector needs to reduce empty running of trucks and trains, to reduce cost and GHG emissions. Giventis International has leading roles in a number of EU programs such as Nextrust and AEOLIX, which are aimed at enhancing logistics efficiency and reducing carbon emissions in freight.

Links, Quotes, Publications

Rail Market Monitoring Scheme (PDF)

Interview TROUW:
Trein: elk land kampt met dilemma’s

Rein Westra, World Bank discusses the metro rail industry