Expert/First Officer – Technical Interoperability Department, Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF)
Maria’s current responsibility at OTIF is to promote and facilitate the implementation of the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF). This is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to international rail transport which currently has 51 member states from Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. She is employed as a subject matter expert and her team is currently updating and revising the appendices to the convention that deal with the technical provisions on harmonisation and technical interoperability. She works closely with the European Commission and ERA with the view to establishing and maintaining equivalence between international and European Union legal provisions. She also deals with cross cutting activities between the Technologies, Legal and RID departments on issued related to digitalisation and dangerous goods. You can read more about Maria here.