Péter Rónai Stepping Down as Vice President

After more than a decade of service and leadership, we bid farewell to Péter Rónai as he stepped down from his role as Vice President of RailNetEurope (RNE) on 30 June 2024.

Péter Rónai’s Key Positions at RNE

Péter Rónai began his contribution by joining the RNE Managing Board in 2013.

Since then, his leadership in the Network Statement and Corridor Information Document Working Group, and later in the Legal Matters Working Group, has been instrumental in navigating the complexities of legal matters and fostering strong relations with key stakeholders such as OTIF, CIT, CER, EIM and the Rail Freight Corridors.

Balancing Roles between RNE and MÁV

Managing responsibilities between RNE and MÁV Hungarian State Railways Co. presented some challenges.

In a recent interview, Péter highlighted that the ever-changing regulatory environment required a continuous infusion of energy and an innovative perspective.

His adaptability and resilience have been key to his and RNE’s success.

Achievements under Péter’s Guidance

Under Péters supervision, legal experts of RNE’s Members and the RNE Joint Office have launched landmark projects, including:

  • Harmonisation of the understanding of authorised/non-RU applicants.
  • Standardisation of the contractual framework for the use of railway infrastructure across Europe.
  • Identification and definition of conditions for improved sharing of data in the railway sector.
  • Provision of key inputs for the redesign of the European legal framework for management of rail infrastructure capacity.
  • Oversight the adaptation of RNE’s founding documents (RNE Statutes and IROGs) to the ever-challenging crises of the last decade.

Thank you

As Péter transitions from his role, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for his visionary leadership outstanding commitment towards RNE’S work, and remarkable service.

Thank you, Péter, for your exceptional contributions to RNE.