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PIARC (World Road Association), founded in 1909 and comprising 125 member governments from all over the world, is the global forum for exchange of knowledge and experience on roads, road transport policies and practices. With consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, the Association is contributing to a stable and sustainable global development of the road and transport sector.

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Honorary members

PIARC distinguishes Honorary members, in recognition of outstanding services to the Association or of distinguished contributions to progress in matters relating to roads or road transport.

The title of Honorary President may be conferred on a Past President. The title of Honorary Vice-President may be conferred on a Past Vice-President.

The criteria to be considered to raise a person to Honorary Membership status are:

  • Sustained and demonstrated commitment to the Association’s Vision, Mission and Values,
  • Length and excellency of service to the Association,
  • Leadership shown,
  • Number, quality and importance of tangible contributions to the Association and its outputs,
  • Innovation in matters relating to roads and road transport consistent with the PIARC’s Mission and complementary to its work and/or to the management and operation of the Association and furtherance of its aims.

  • Víctor Mahbub (Mexico)
  • Olivier Michaud (Switzerland)
  • Colin Jordan (Australia)
  • Anne-Marie Leclerc (Canada-Québec)
  • Óscar de Buen (Mexico)
  • Ms Maria Pia Cerciello (Italy)
  • Keiichi Inoue (Japan)
  • Francisco Criado (Spain)
  • Tchona Idossou (Burkina Faso)
  • Friedrich Zotter (Austria)
  • Shigeru Kikukawa (Japan)
  • Bernard Fauveau (France), PIARC Secretary General
  • Christian Leyrit (France)
  • Jean-François Coste (France), PIARC Secretary General
  • Raymond Landry (Canada-Québec)
  • John Miles (United Kingdom)
  • Têlé David Olodo (Benin)
  • Claude Van Rooten (Belgium)
  • Hans-Joachim Vollpracht (Germany)
  • Robert Wilson (Australia)
  • Francisco Criado (Spain)
  • Gheorghe Lucaci (Romania)
  • Daniël Verfaillie (Belgium)
  • Pierre Schmitz (Belgium)
  • Jim Barton (United Kingdom)
  • Michel Boulet (France)
  • Joe Burns (United Kingdom)
  • Jeffrey Paniati (USA)
  • Jean-François Corté (France), PIARC Secretary General
  • Yves Robichon (France)
  • Joseph Haule (Tanzania)
  • María Carmen Picón (Spain)
  • Pietro Giannattasio (Italy)
  • Roy Brannen (United Kingdom)
  • Yolande Daniel (France)
  • Richard Charpentier (Canada-Québec)
  • Marc Tesson (France)
  • Bojan Leben (Slovenia)
  • Véronique Anselin (France), PIARC Head Secretary
  • Didier Giloppé (France)
  • Pedro Gómez (Spain)
  • Roberto Aguerrebere (Mexico)
  • Héctor Bonilla (Mexico)
  • Óscar Gutiérrez Bolívar (Spain)
  • Marie-Claude Petit (Canada)