Mr. Ralf-Charley Schultze is 57 years old and lives in Germany with his family, after moving from Vienna. Before going to Austria, he was responsible during five years within the freight department of the Swiss railways (SBB Cargo) for the combined traffic, the automotive business and the partner management. In this time he had the opportunity to practice liberalization and to experience so-called coopetition. He has an international background, speaks fluently five languages and studied law in Germany, France and England. 10 years in different logistics and forwarding companies in Europe gave him a solid logistics background and enabled him understanding, organizing and implementing logistic processes, meeting the real needs of the market. From 2009 to 2013 he was director for multimodal logistics within the GEFCO group, responsible for the development of multimodal business all over Europe, with a strong focus on Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia. Since 1 January 2014, Mr. Ralf-Charley Schultze is President of the UIRR, the international union for road-rail combined transport in Brussels.