Martin Rojas is Senior Adviser for the Americas for the International Road Transport Union (“IRU”), based in Washington, DC. IRU, founded in 1948 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, is a global industry federation upholding the interests of road transport operators in over 100 countries. Mr. Rojas coordinates IRU’s initiatives in the Western Hemisphere, focused on implementing transport, trade, border, and customs facilitation instruments.
Prior to joining IRU in June of 2015, he was Vice President for Security and Operations at the American Trucking Associations (“ATA”), where he managed ATA’s cross-border/international issues, including trade, security, immigration, safety and other technical and operational matters in North America. He joined ATA in 1996 as its Director for International Affairs. ATA is the national trade organization representing the interests of the U.S. trucking industry, and a longstanding member of the IRU.
Rojas has served as a member of various government advisory bodies, including:
- First Chairman of the Highway and Motor Carrier Sector Coordinating Council (“SCC”) established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”);
- Subcommittee on Transportation of the Commercial Operations Advisory Committee (“COAC”) designing the Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (“C-TPAT”) and the Free and Secure Trade Program (“FAST”);
- Industry representative to the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Coordination Council (RCC) and the Beyond the Border (BTB) initiative.
Mr. Rojas holds a BA in International Affairs and a Masters in Public Administration, both from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.