Matthias Maedge has been appointed Secretary General of NGVA Europe in January 2016 and joined the Natural Gas Vehicle business in 2008. Matthias established the Brussels office of NGVA Europe and has been in charge of coordinating the European institutional relations since. Matthias is representing the gas vehicle industry in the Sustainable Transport Forum, which is the working group between Member States and industry at European level and the European Commission has just appointed Matthias as Rapporteur on alternative fuels for the implementation of Directive 2014/94/EU on deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure. Prior to his involvement in the gas vehicle business, Matthias was working in the German national parliament (Bundestag). Matthias holds a Master degree in politics, media & communications and English.