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ITA Elects First Female President

ITA Elects First Female President

16 May 2019

The International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES) elected Professor Jenny Yan, deputy general manager at China Railway Academy Company, to be its president this week.

Yan, who beat France's Eric Leca to the presidency, is the first woman to lead the ITA since it was formed in 1974. She has over 30 year's experience as a consulting engineer and researcher on major

tunnelling projects and has won many awards, including China's Ten Brand Women in 2018.