First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
The IRF in Washington has given its IRF professional of the year award to Dr Kyung-Soo Yoo. A IRF fellow from the class of 1979 Dr Yoo has been one of the chief architects behind Korea's world-class road connectivity programmes.
Established in 1951, IRF's Professional of the Year award recognises eminent public, private and education sector professionals with an outstanding track record of leadership and commitment to the road transport industry. Over the years, the award has recognised some of the world's most influential transport leaders for their work in the field of advocacy, policy, research and educational programs in support of better, safer, and more sustainable road networks globally.
Dr Yoo graduated from Ohio State University in 1980 before returning to the Korea Highway Corporation as a Highway & Traffic Engineer. In 2005, Dr Yoo was appointed to run the Highway & Transportation Technology Institute affiliated to the Korea Highway Corporation. He later took on a series of leadership roles across Korean and International Associations, including the Korea Road Association, the Korea Society of Intelligent Transportation Systems and the Road Engineering Association of Asia & Australasia. These positions were successively held as Korea grew in the international ranking of countries with the highest performing road system and a continuous record of declining road traffic injuries.
The award will be presented during the IRF Middle East & North Africa Regional Congress & Exhibition which takes place on October 29-31, 2017 in Dubai, UAE.