ROADPOL Executive Committee

The ROADPOL Executive Committee is responsible for implementing the decisions of the Council.
It comprises of the President, General Secretary and other selected members.


Volker Orben 300ROADPOL
Volker Orben (Germany)

ROADPOL President from March 2020 Volker Orben has been TISPOL President from April 2019, the predecessor from ROADPOL.
Volker Orben is experienced in state and federal traffic and constitutes his main area of expertise.
His career led him to the situation room at the Headquarters in Mainz, as deputy head of a motorway police and on to the Ministry of the Interior Rhineland-Palatinate. He took over the traffic policing portfolio at the Ministry when he worked for the Head of the Rhineland-Palatinate Police Service.

For many years he was part of the Committee for Internal Leadership and has played a significant role in implementing the cycle of leadership. Orben is representative of the Rhineland-Palatinate Interior Ministry´s Road Traffic Group in the committee representing both the states and the federation and also headed the subproject "Traffic Safety 2017".

In 2016, Orben was named the German representative in the European Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) TISPOL and was elected into the board by the member states of TISPOL. Almost at the same time he was made privy to the leadership of the working Group "Operations" - OPG.

Volker Orben with his German TISPOL office organizes the annual one-week TISPOL conference with international participants and speakers at the Rhineland-Palatinate Police University in cooperation with the Rhineland-Palatinate Police University.

Since April 2019 Orben has been TISPOL President. As a main topic during his presidency he is highlighting the necessity of harmonising traffic rules in Europe. From March until July 2019 he was seconded to European Commission DG MOVE where he was working among other things on Cross Border Enforcement Directive.

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Sanja Veic 300ROADPOL Vice President
Sanja Veic (Croatia)

I'm working at Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia, in the General Police Directorate - Road Safety Service for more than 20 years, as independent police inspector. After high school I graduated as security engineer. My job position is on national level, so includes coordination and cooperation with all regional traffic police forces.

Two main parts of my work are collection, analysis and dissemination of road traffic accidents statistics and international cooperation on road safety issues. I was involved in Croatian negotiation process for membership in the European Union since its beginning as member of interministerial experts group dealing with implementation of EU Directives in the road transport area.

Also I was involved in creation of National road safety programme of the Republic of Croatia 2011-2020 which was based on EU 4th Action Programme for the road traffic safety 2011-2020 and UN Decade of Action.

During 2004 and 2005 I was representative of Croatia at UNECE WP1 - Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety. With years of experience I became a member of European Commission’s expert group CARE- the European Union's road accidents database as well as ETSC PIN panellist for Croatia.
In December 2017 together with ETSC I organised ETSC PIN talk in Zagreb, Croatia. Last few years I also participate as Croatian representative at High Level Group on Road Safety of the European Commission.
My free time is reserved for pilates classes for which I’m licenced instructor.

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Heinz Albert Stumpen 300ROADPOL
General Secretary
Heinz-Albert Stumpen (Germany)

In a police career spanning 42 years Mr Stumpen served in the German federal state of Northrhine-Westphalia, where he rose to be Deputy Head of Traffic Police for the city of Münster. Since 2013 Mr Stumpen has been Deputy Head of Faculty and a lecturer for traffic science and traffic psychology at the German Police University.

August 2020 he retired and became officially Guest Lecturer at the German Police University.
Mr. Stumpen is certified Auditor for Total Quality Management (ISO 9000 et seq.) and Lead Auditor Road Traffic Safety Management Systems (ISO 39001).
He publishes in different trade journals and is peer reviewer for publications in the field of Road Traffic Safety for CEPOL's European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin.

“The activities of ROADPOL are very important all over the EU and for each Member State. As we all know, traffic safety activities are often not the number one priority in policing, and stand back behind other tasks, such as combatting terrorism, organised crime and other threats,” he said.
“But there is no similar field of activities which can be as successful as road policing in safeguarding our citizens and communities, and helping them to avoid losing loved ones or suffering from lifelong disability because of a single moment.”

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Elvira Zsinkai 300Elvira Zsinkai

I have been working for the police for 22 years now. I started as a patrol at one of the public order units at the Budapest Police Headquarters and later I worked different fields of the police (call centre and custody but as a response officer also).

Besides my work I started my studies at the National University of Public Service. I graduated as Law Enforcement Administrator in Traffic Policing so after my graduation l was appointed as traffic accident investigator at the traffic unit and I dealt with investigating of serious traffic crimes for more than 11 years, which had big influence on me.

In 2015 I became the member of RAILPOL (European Association of Railway Police Forces) Railway Accident Working Group as an expert and the Hungarian representative.
In 2016 I was appointed at the Traffic Enforcement Department of National Police Headquarters. My present position is on national level and my main tasks are coordinating and giving guidelines to all regional traffic forces.
I don’t have too much free time but if l have l like travelling, sightseeing, getting to know more about local foods and traditions. I do sport also.

I am a fanatic of Kangoo Jumps and l like running as well. Doing sport inspired me to learn as an aerobic trainer but because the lack of free time unfortunately I don’t keep trainings.

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Paolo Cestra neu 300

President of Honour
Paolo Cestra (Italy)

Paolo CESTRA has been TISPOL President from October 2016 to April 2019 and was awarded the title of TISPOL President of Honour.

Since ROADPOL, as the successor to TISPOL, took over all TISPOL titles and prizes awarded (according to article 8, point 16 of the new ROADPOL Statute), he may now call himself ROADPOL President of Honour.
Paolo CESTRA is graduated in Law, Science of Public Administration and International Relations, International Security Ph.D candidate.   He is First Executive Officer (Colonel) of the Italian National Police (Polizia di Stato),  actually designed as Police Attaché at the Italian Embassy in Bucharest (Romania) with the role of Coordinator for the Balkans and Eastern Europe area and Italian Point of Contact at the SELEC (Southeast European Law Enforcement Center).
Consultant for the International Cooperation at the National Traffic Service of the Italian National Police (Servizio Polizia Stradale).
He holds a Master Degree in Peacekeeping and Security Studies and a Master on International Policing. Paolo performed successfully, among others, the Senior Police Officers Planning and Command Course for Crisis Management Missions/Operations at the European Academy of Police and the Peacekeeping Mission Commander Course the United Nations Institute for Training and Research - POCI.
He is an expert in Traffic and Road Policy, International Law of Armed Conflict and Peace Support Missions. He  has attended at the CASD the Ministry of Defence the 7th Course for Legal Advisor  to the Armed Forces and the 29th Civilian and Military Cooperation Course. From 2014 to 2015 he was in service at the Department of Public Security of the Ministry of Interior as Acting Head of the Investigative Division of the National Traffic Service.
Paolo is a member of ROADPOL Executive Committee. He was President of CARPOL Subgroup within the LEWP of the Council of the European Union in Brussels during the period July to December 2014.
From 2012 to 2019 he was the Italian Representative to the LANDSEC Committee within the DGMove at the European Commission in Bruxelles and also Member of the Experts Committee on Road Transport-Social Rules.

From May 2001 to March 2002 he was Deputy Commander of the Italian State Police Contingent within the UNMIK Mission in Kosovo.

Author of several publications on road safety and road policing and lecturer at Universities and Police Academies.

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Marijke Eskes

Chair of ROADPOL Operational Working Group (OPG)
Marijke Eskes 


Chief Inspector Marijke Eskes (1960) is a police officer with more than 30 years of experience in leadership within the Dutch police. She is currently chief of the Infrastructure department of the regional police unit Central Netherlands.

After a short career as a teacher in sports she decided to join the police.

After completing the training at the police academy, Marijke worked in different departments like community policing and the crisis management department.

She also has a lot of experience in riot control and in big scale police operations

She is a Tispol/Roadpol member since 2015

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CY Tasos AshikisTasos Ashikkis



First Sergeant at Traffic Department, Cyprus Police.

Professional experience

I joined the Police on the 18th of May, 1992. Since 1995 I am working in the Traffic Department, with a certain background and involvement in other, additional police activities.


  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration
  • Degree in Police studies
  • Praise for excellent academic achievement in Police Studies (Open University of Cyprus)
  • Diploma of Honor for excellent academic achievement in Police Studies (Open University of Cyprus)
  • Praise for achievement in Road Safety by the Chief of Police (preparation of TISPOL GUIDE intended to inform tourists in order to drive and move safely on the Cyprus Roads).            
  • Meritorious Service Medal Order A’ Police
  • GCE O Level with Grade B+ in English Language
  • Introductory certificate in Management (Thames Valley University)
  • Member of the Expert Group established to support the enforcement of road safety related traffic rules.
  • Involved in road safety legislation and the obligations of Traffic Department to apply the existing laws or participate in meetings for their amendment or application.
  • Member of the Operational Group of ROADPOL Organization.
  • Responsible in the sector of transmitting knowledge to the public on road safety related issues.
  • Responsible in making studies on various subjects on road safety.
  • Responsible in preparing all relevant correspondence in English or Greek as regards policy matters.
  • Responsible for preparing draft legislation or proposals for amendments in legislation on Road Safety issues.
  • Participated in educating aliens on Road Safety, based on a programme of the European Union.


  • Professional behavior and effective communication
  • Training on alcohol device detection
  • Sergeant Course
  • Registry Structure and Management Course
  • Sociology Course
  • Consolidation Professional Behavior Course
  • Participation in many seminars abroad on Road Safety, as well as on Road Policing, as a member of the ROADPOL (previous TISPOL) Organization)
  • Policing and Diversity course
  • Public Relations (Henshall Center)
  • EU Program Concerning the means to Facilitate Transitional Law.

Core Skills:

  • Fluent in Greek and English languages.
  • Well organized – giving priority to mandatory tasks.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan effectively.
  • Payment of attention to legal provisions, given orders and detail.
  • Responsible and persevering person.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Cooperative with other people
  • Well-adjusted in different tasks and responsibilities

For the above qualifications / tasks / participations, I possess the relevant documents (certified copies etc.) in my personal file.

Revised and finalized on the 24th of April, 2020

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