ARC Executive Committee

Erich Valentin, President


Erich Valentin is a member of the Vienna City Council and Provincial Parliament, where he serves as Chairman of the Environment Committee and City Services. He is also in charge of spatial planning, environmental issues and public transport in Vienna and in the Centrope Region. Thanks to his role in the cooperation with Vienna International Airport, including the mediation process, planning and land use Mr Valentin has been active in the ARC for many years. He was elected ARC President in 2018.

Lars Birger Salvesen, Vice-President


Lars Salvesen is a Norwegian politician and the Deputy County Mayor of Akershus. Akershus is the region surrounding the capital city of Oslo. Mr Salvesen’s main field of expertise is transport politics. Previously he was the elected president of The Norwegian Youth Council (LNU) and General Secretary of the Young Christian Democrats. He has also worked as a political advisor in the Parliament for the Christian Democratic Party and as an adviser for the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS).

Anne Devitt, Honorary President


Councillor Anne Devitt has been the political representative of Fingal County Council, Ireland to the ARC since Fingal joined in 2001. Cllr Devitt was the first chairperson of the newly formed Northern Area Health Board and held that position over a two year period. She also holds the Chair of the Strategic Policy Committee for Community, Recreation and Amenity of Fingal County Council. She was elected as ARC president between 2002-2011. Since 2012 Cllr Devitt is an honorary member of the ARC Executive Committee.

Vladimir Vytiska


Vladimír Vytiska is the Mayor of Únetice, outside of Prague in the Czech Republic. Mr Vytiska, with a diploma in economics, has been the elected Mayor of Únetice for the last twenty years. He has also studied music and is an active musician. Mr Vytiska represents Prague Airport Region (association of municipalities around Prague Airport) in ARC and has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2010.

Alexandre Pueyo


Alexandre Pueyo is Councillor of the Val d’Oise County Council. A graduate of Business School, he is in charge of the public relations of an energy company and has one representative mandate. His political responsibilities involve areas such as environmental questions, particularly noise (he is Vice President of Bruitparif), and social housing (he is a board member of public social housing operators). Mr Pueyo is also in charge of the “Charter of sustainability in Val d’Oise” signed by the local authorities of the County.

Rouven Kötter​


Rouven Kötter is Deputy Director of Regionalverband FrankfurtRheinMain, a regional authority responsible for land use planning and regional development in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main area. Mr Kötter also is Chairman of the European Office of the Metropolitan Region FrankfurtRheinMain and non-executive director of different regional corporations for business development and culture. Rouven Kötter holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master in Public Administration. He served as mayor of Wölfersheim – a town near Frankfurt – for ten years. Mr Kötter was elected member of ARC’s Executive Committee in April 2018.

Jordi Candela Garriga


Master of Science in Transport Engineering, Degree in Management & Business Administration and Degree in Law. Previous professional experience at Ifercat (regional railway operator of Catalonia), Abertis Infraestructuras, and Everis consulting. In the airport sector, he was involved in the acquisition and management of the airport group TBIplc by Abertis, the development of Abertis Airports, as well as many airport tender processes. Additionally, he works as a teacher in various masters and postgraduates programs in infrastructure management and is the author of several articles and studies in aviation. Managing Director of Aeroports de Catalunya, Airport operator of the airports belonging to the Generalitat of Catalonia since 2010.

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