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Breakfast Talk with Mr Henrik Hololei, Director General of DG MOVE, European Commission

Members from the Transportation Industry were invited to attend this closed-door breakfast discussion with Mr. Henrik Hololei. His Singapore visit coincided with the conclusion of the first round of negotiations of the EU-ASEAN Civil Aviation Agreement and the historic agreement reached on 6 October 2016 in Montreal to mitigate international aviation emissions.

The breakfast discussion gave an opportunity for members to exchange views with Mr Hololei on the situation of the transport sector in Singapore and in the region, the prospects for increasing our economic and trade relations, as well as the security risks faced by the air transport industry.


About Mr. Henrik Hololei

Mr. Hololei is the Brussels-based Director-General for Mobility and Transport in the European Commission. He has been working at the Commission since 2004. Before this, he was Head of Cabinet to Commissioner and Vice President Siim Kallas, both under his first mandate (2004-2010) of Administration, Audit and Anti-Fraud, and second (2010-2013) of Transport.

Mr. Hololei is a qualified economist, with a Master’s degree in Economics at Tallinn Technical University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Economy from Aarhaus University. He started his career in 1993 at the Finnish Foreign Trade Association before moving to work for the Estonian Government in Tallinn. During his career he was been won several awards including the Grand Cross of the Lion of Finland and the Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite by the President of France. In 2014, the Estonian European Movement named him the European of the Year.

*This event is strictly by invitation only.