Sergi Alegre, President

Sergi Alegre Calero is the Vice-Mayor of El Prat de Llobregat in Spain, where he is in charge of spatial planning and environmental issues. The Barcelona El Prat airport is one of the fastest growing European airports, and Mr. Alegre Calero has been responsible for accommodating the needs and constraints of a fast growing business. Mr. Alegre Calero has been serving on the ARC Executive Committee since 2002. He became the ARC president in 2011.

 

Erich Valentin, Vice-President

Erich Valentin is a member of the Vienna City Council and Provincial Parliament, where he serves as Chairman on the Environment Committee. He is in charge of spatial planning and environmental issues at municipal and district level. Thanks to his role in the cooperation with Vienna International Airport, including the mediation process, planning and land use, he represents the City of Vienna in the ARC Executive Committee. He became Vice President in 2011.

 

Anne Devitt, Honorary President

Councillor Anne Devitt has been the political representative of Fingal County Council, Ireland to the ARC since Fingal joined in 2001. Cllr Devitt was the first chairperson of the newly formed Northern Area Health Board and held that position over a two year period. She also holds the Chair of the Strategic Policy Committee for Community, Recreation and Amenity of Fingal County Council. She was elected as ARC president between 2002-2011. Since 2012 Cllr Devitt is an honorary member on the ARC Executive Committee.

 

Lars Birger Salvesen, Vice-President

Lars Salvesen is a Norwegian politician and the Deputy County Mayor of Akershus. Akershus is the region surrounding the capital city of Oslo. Salvesen’s main field of expertise is transport politics. He has formerly been elected president of The Norwegian Youth Council (LNU), and General Secretary of the Young Christian Democrats. He also worked as a political advisor in the Parliament for the Christian Democratic Party and as adviser for the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS).

 

Vladimir Vytiska

Vladimír Vytiska is the Mayor of Únetice, outside of Prague in the Czech Republic. Vytiska, with a diploma in economy, has been elected as Mayor of Únetice for the last twenty years. He has also studied music, and is an active musician. Vytiska represents Prague Airport Region (association of municipalities around Prague Airport) in ARC, and he has been a member on the Executive Committee since 2010.

 

Maria Ryden

Ms. Maria Ryden is a Member of the City of Gothenburg’s Executive Board for the Moderate Party since 2010. Her political responsibilities concern areas such as geriatric care, public health care and human rights amongst other things. These issues are consistent with Ms. Ryden’s political commitment in many ways. She focalises the individuals’ perspective; their right to be different and the importance of giving people the ability to make their own choices in life. Ms. Ryden is also currently a member of the City Council.

 

Ludger Stuve

Ludger Stüve is Director of Regionalverband FrankfurtRheinMain, a regional authority responsible for land use planning and regional development in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main area. Mr Stüve also is non-executive director of different regional corporations for business development, marketing and culture. Before Ludger Stüve was elected as Regionalverband’s
director in 2012 he served as mayor of Schöneck – a town near Frankfurt – for eleven years. Prior to this he worked in IT and controlling departments of several major banks.

 

Alexandre Pueyo

Alexandre Pueyo is councillor of the Val d’Oise County Council. Graduate of Business School, he is in charge of the public relations of an energy company, and has one representative mandate. His political responsibilities concern areas such as environmental questions, particularly noise (he is Vice President of Bruitparif), and social housing (he is board member of public social housing operators). He is also in charge of the “Charter of sustainability in Val d’Oise” signed by the local authorities of the County.