Laurent Dauby studied political sciences in Belgium, Scotland and Germany. In 1996, he joined the UITP Rail Department. From January 2006, he was appointed Senior manager for all rail-bound activities at UITP, including the Metro Division, and the “rail side” of the supply industry. In 2008, Laurent has been appointed Director of Knowledge and Membership Services Department – UITP’s department responsible for developing knowledge-related services for UITP members. He was key instrumental to devising UITP’s “PTx2 strategy” aiming at no less than a global challenge to double market shares of public transport worldwide by 2015. Laurent is now Rail Director within the Knowledge and Innovation Department.