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Europe’s Rail Executive Director


Mr Carlo Borghini is responsible for the overall management of Europe’s Rail, successor of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking, activities since he took up the position of Executive Director in February 2016; in 2021, his mandate has been extended up to May 2026.

Prior to this posting, Mr Borghini held senior management positions in different domains in private and international organisations, at corporate level. He was the Deputy Executive Director for the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) in Brussels from 2008 to 2014, and prior to this was Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialised Agency of the United Nations based in Rome.

Mr Borghini holds a Master’s Degree equivalent in Business Economics and speaks Italian, French and English. He is married with three children.

In accordance with Article 14 of GB Decision 03/2018, the annual declarations of interest of the Executive Director are accessible at the HR office of the EU-Rail JU. Requests to view these documents can be made at the following email address: