Speakers
Wednesday, 25 May 2011 - Understanding the Issues

Roberto AGUERREBERE
Roberto AGUERREBERE
Mexican Transport Institute
Roberto Aguerrebere Salido is Director General of the Mexican Transport Institute. He studied Civil Engineering from the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM) and obtained a Master's degree in Regional and Urban Development from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in France. He has authored and co-authored publications in the area of planning, transport and its relationship with foreign commerce, road transportation and regional development, among others. For 12 years he was a part-time professor in the master program of Transport and Freight Distribution Systems at the Autonomous University of the Mexican State of Querétaro.

Joris AL
Joris AL
Rijkswaterstaat Centre for Transport and Navigation
Joris Al is General Director of the Centre for Transport and Navigation (DVS), part of the Directorate-General of Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) of the Ministry of Infrastsructure and the Environment in the Netherlands.

He has a Master's Degree in liberal arts from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.

Mr. Al held several senior management positions at the Ministry of Housing, Physical Planning and Environment until 1998. From 1998 to 2005 Mr. Al was a consultant and interim manager in a number of organisations.

Since 2005 Mr. Al was managing director of the AVV Transport Research Institute of Rijskwaterstaat. He also serves as President of FEHRL, the organisation of European National Road Research Centres.

Nico S. BEILHARZ
Nico S. BEILHARZ
Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Nico Beilharz was appointed as Lufthansa's Deputy Head Aviation Security in 2010. His main responsibiities focus on developing Lufthansa's aviation security strategy and standards. He is also responsible for the coordination of political issues regarding Lufthansa's aviation security strategy and the presentation of Lufthansa in relevant organisations.

Prior to his position, Nico Beilharz was working as General Manager for Southern China of Lufthansa German Airlines. Previously, he represented Lufthansa in Vietnam as General Manager for sales and station operations. In 2004 he joined a management programme specialised in Sales and Operations at Lufthansa's Global Sales Strategy department.

Arndt BIRKIGT
Arndt BIRKIGT
DEKRA e.V., Dresden, Germany
Arndt Birkigt has been a Member of the Board and Director of the Technical Test Centre for Motor Vehicle Traffic with DEKRA e.V. Dresden since 1990, as well as Managing Director of Product Information at DEKRA Automobil GmbH.

Previously, he was an engineer and manager at the Office of Standardization, Measuring and Product Testing in Dresden, and Managing Director of vehicle regulations at the Kraftfahrzeugtechnisches Amt in Dresden.

Lawrence BURNS
Lawrence BURNS
University of Michigan
Lawrence D. Burns, Ph.D., is Professor, Engineering Practice, Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan. He is also Director of a Roundtable on Sustainable Mobility of the Earth Institute, Columbia University. He is Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Hess Corporation and Consultant at Google Inc. He is furthermore Vice Chairman of MRIGlobal and Contractor of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He is a member of the CleanTech Advisory Council, VantagePoint Venture Partners and of the Advisory Council, GreenTech Capital Advisors.

Robert CERVERO
Robert CERVERO
University of California, Berkeley
Robert Cervero is Professor of urban planning at the University of California, Berkeley, and Director of the Institute of Urban and Regional Development and the University of California Transportation Center. His work focuses on sustainable transportation systems. He chairs the International Association of Urban Environments and the Active Living Research Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, serves on the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), contributiong to the 5th IPCC assessment, and is a lead author of the forthcoming 2013 World Report on Sustainable Transportation for UN-Habitat.

Robin CHASE
Robin CHASE
Buzzcar
Robin Chase is founder and CEO of Buzzcar, a service that brings together car owners and drivers in a carsharing marketplace. Buzzcar.fr empowers individuals to take control of their mobility. Robin is also founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world, and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community.

She is on the Board of the World Resources Institute, the National Advisory Council for Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the US Department of Commerce, and the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee for the US Department for Transportation. She also served on the Massachusetts Governor's Transportation Transition Working Group, and Boston Mayor's Wireless Task Force.


David COCKROFT
David COCKROFT
European Transport Workers' Federation
David Cockroft began his professional life in 1974 in the Economic Department of the British Trades Union Congress, later moving to the Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer staff. In 1979 he joined the international trade union movement as Secretary for industrial salaried employees at the International Federation of Commercial, Clerical, Professional and Technical Employees.

In 1985 he came to the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) as Research and Publications Department Secretary and was given responsibility for the Dockers', Civil Aviation and Tourism Services' sections. In 1991 he was appointed ITF Assistant General Secretary and was appointed ITF Acting General Secretary in 1993. Under Cockroft, the ITF has developed into the most effective and dynamic of the international trace union organisations.

Paolo COSTA
Paolo COSTA
Venice Port Authority
Paolo Costa graduated in Economics at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, and was a professor of economics in several universities and rector of Ca' Foscari University (1992-1996). In 1996 he was appointed Minister for Public Works. He was later Member of the European Parliament, and Chairman of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (2003-2009). He was also Mayor of Venice (2000-2005).

Since 2008, he has been President of the Venice Port Authority and, since 2009, member of the International Transport Forum's Advisory Board.

Melinda CRANE
Melinda CRANE
Moderator
Dr. Melinda Crane, presents the news programme “Journal” and hosts the talk shows “Quadriga” and “People and Politics” on Deutsche Welle-TV. She was Senior Producer of “Global Players” on CNBC. She has moderated a wide variety of podium discussions and conferences for public organisations and private sector clients. Among her areas of expertise are transatlantic politics; women, family education issues; climate and environment; business and economics; new media and the internet.

Dr. Crane holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. in political economy form the Fletscher School of Law and Diplomacy.


Sylviane Delmas
Sylviane DELMAS
RATP
Sylviane DELMAS has been in RATP (the transport provider for the Paris region) for 35 years. She is General Inspector in RATP’s Executive Department and supervises internal audits.

As chair of the UITP’s (International Association of Public Transport) Business and Human Resources Management Commission, she is leading the strategic focus on “creating a new business culture”. In UITP, she is the leader of the international employment observatory, which gave its first results in April 2011, and is the chair of the Social Policy Expert Group to advise UITP’s EU Committee on social issues.


George DRAGNICH
George DRAGNICH
International Labour Organization
George Dragnich is the Executive Director for Social Dialogue at the International Labour Organization. His team encourages governments, employers, and trade unions to collectively and creatively address socio-economic issues of common concern. Departments under his leadership include sectoral industries (including transport), labour law, employment relations, labour administration and inspection, Better Work, and bureaus for workers' and employers' activities.

Mr. Dragnich joined the ILO in 2009, following a 33-year diplomatic career during which he was the senior-most labour officer in the US Foreign Service and served in Africa, the Middle East, Australia and the UK.


Felipe DUARTE
Felipe DUARTE
Vice-Minister of Transportation, Mexico
Mr. Duarte is the Vice-Minister of Transportation at the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Mexico. During 2008 and 2010 he was the Vice-Minister of Competitiveness and Standardization at the Ministry of Economy. In 2006 he was named by President Felipe Calderon Coordinator of the Economic Cabinet at the Office of the President. He has also worked for McKinsey and Co. and as Executive Assistant for the head of the Office of the President in the 2000-2006 administration.

Mr. Duarte has a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and Bachelors Degrees on Business and Accounting from ITAM. He has published a book on strategic cost management.


Chantal DUCHENE
Chantal DUCHENE
Consultant
Chantal Duchène, consultant, was Director General of the French Association of Local Authorities Responsible for Transport (GART) until 2010 and, in that capacity, chaired the Transport Group of the European Council of Municipalities and Regions. From 1997 to 2001, she was Director of Infrastructure and Transport in the Equipment Directorate of the Ile-de-France Region and project manager for the Urban Mobility Plan of Ile-de-France Region. An economist and lawyer, Chantal has focused on planning, financing and contracts in transport (motorways and public transport after).


Geoff DUNMORE
Geoff DUNMORE
London Underground, UK
Geoff Dunmore began his career with London Underground in 1975 and has served in a variety of operational and senior management roles. He has been the Network Security Manager for London Underground since 2002.

He was personally involved in the response to the terrorist incidents in July 2005 in London and assisted the TfL legal team during 2010 and 2011 with evidence provided for the Coroner's Inquest into the 7th July London bombings.

Geoff Dunmore was the Chair of the UITP (International Association of Public Transport) Security Commission between 2007 and 2011 and was appointed Honorary Chair in 2011.

Thomas EHM
Thomas EHM
Airbus
Thomas Ehm is globally responsible for recruitment, training, competence management and knowledge management at Airbus. In addition, he leads the Learning and Competence Directorate at EADS.

One main field of activity is the combination of managing individual competences of Airbus employees and projecting future needs. This leads to all kind of actions to close today's and future competence gaps, such as recruiting more than 3000 employees in 2011.

Thomas has a PhD in Economics and an engineering degree in Aerospace, and has over 20 years of professional experience mainly in management.

Oksana EXELL
Oksana EXELL
Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table
Oksana Exell has served as the Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table since its inception in 2008. The non-profit, regional partnership between labour, business and education/training institutions has thrived under her direction. The organization provides a platform for the cross-section of Gateway stakeholders to share ideas, concerns and perspectives, ensuring that British Columbia (Canada) will have the labour resource capacity to build and operate the Gateway.

Previously, Ms. Exell served as Chief Operating Officer of Terraprobe; President and CEO of Watertrax; President and CEO of the BC Trade Development Corporation; and Executive Director of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

Ann Frye OBE, BA, FCILT, FCIHT, TPP
Ann FRYE
University College London
Ann Frye is an international specialist on the transport needs of disabled and older people.

She has led projects on transport accessibility for the European Commission and the European Science Foundation among others. She is currently working with the United Nations on the mobility implications of a global ageing population.

Ann has worked in this field for over 25 years primarily in the UK Government Department for Transport where she delivered a major programme of research, policy and legislation.

She is currently a Visiting Professor at University College London.

Angela GLOVER BLACKWELL
Angela GLOVER BLACKWELL
PolicyLink
Angela Glover Blackwell founded PolicyLink in 1999 and, as CEO, continues to drive its mission of advancing economic and social equity. Under her leadership, PolicyLink has become a leading voice in the movement to use public policy to improve access and opportunity for all low-income people and communities of colour, particularly in the areas of health, housing, transport, education, and infrastructure.

Prior to founding PolicyLink, Ms. Blackwell served as Senior Vice President at the Rockfeller Foundation, where she oversaw the Domestic and Cultural divisions. A lawyer by training, she gained national recognition as founder of the Oakland (CA) Urban Strategies Council, where she pioneered new approaches to neighbourhood revitalization. From 1977 to 1987, Blackwell was a partner at Public Advocates, a nationally known public interest law firm.

Gabriel GUTIERREZ ARNAIZ
Gabriel GUTIERREZ
Cintra, Spain
Gabriel Gutierrez is the Project Director of Cintra, one of the largest private developers of transport infrastructure in the world in terms of the number of projects and the size of its investments.

Gabriel joined Cintra in 2006. He has been involved in the acquisition and divestment of projects and companies, and in the development of new corporate structures that allow third party co-investment and collaboration. His job comprises the origination, planning and execution of such transactions.

The most prominent transactions have been the divestment of car parks in Spain, and participation in roads in Chile and Canada.

John HANLON
John HANLON
ELFAA
John Hanlon joined British Airways in 1968 as a graduate trainee and spent 30 years in overseas Regional General Management positions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. His last position with British Airways was as General Manager Africa and the Indian Ocean.

Awarded OBE in 1993 for services to British aviation interests in Nigeria, he joined Flybe in 2000, becoming Director Alliances. He was appointed in June 2006 as Secretary General of ELFAA, the European Low Fares Airline Association.


Yasuo HOZAKI
Yasuo HOZAKI
West Nippon Expressway Company Ltd.
Yasuo Hozaki is the Executive Officer and Director General of Overseas Business Bureau at West Nippon Expressway Company Ltd. (NEXCO-West), running overseas business strategy and administration. He joined the Japan Highway Public Corporation (the predecessor of NEXCO-West) in 1978 and has extensive experience and knowledge in expressway construction.

Mr. Hozaki holds a BE in Civil Engineering from Osaka University and an MS in Civil Engineering from University of Texas at Austin. He is a Fellow of the Japan Society of Civil Engineers.


Kee Yeon HWANG
Kee Yeon HWANG
KOTI
Kee Yeon HWANG is currently the President of the Korea Transport Institute (KOTI), a central government's research arm on land transport, aviation, and logistics. He is on leave from Hongik University in Seoul, where he taught transportation planning and urban spatial policy.

Before joining the university, he was a senior research fellow and the Director of the Seoul Development Institute (SDI), the think-tank organization for the Seoul Metropolitan Government. In SDI, he was in charge of developing a master plan of the Cheonggye stream restoration and CBD redevelopment.


Karlstrom
Urban KARLSTROM
Swedish Forum for Innovation and Strategies in the Transport Sector
Urban Karlström is Chairman of the Swedish Forum for Innovation and Strategies in the Transport Sector. He was previously State Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, and Director General at the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) and the Swedish Transport and Communications Research Board (KFB). He also held various positions at the Ministry of Transprot and Communications, Ministry of Finance and Swedish National Debt Office.

He received a PhD in Economics in 1985 from the Stockholm School of Economics.


Zoltan KAZATSAY
Zoltan KAZATSAY
European Commission
Mr. Zoltan Kazatsay joined the European Commission in 2004 as Deputy Director-General coordinating transport activities in the sectors of aviation, land transport and maritime, including transport-related security matters.

After his graduation in 1978 from the Technical University of Budapest as a civil engineer, he started working as a consultant specialized in motorway and airport developments. In 1989 he joined the Hungarian Ministry of Transport, Communications and Water Management, dealing with project financing and transport policy issues.

In 1997 he was appointed to the post of Deputy State Secretary, responsible for all transport policy issues and related investments.

He has been decorated with the officer grade of the Hungarian Légion d'honneur.

Marta LESTAU SAENZ
Marta LESTAU SAENZ
Safety & Security State Agency, Spain

Marta Lestau Saens trained as an aeronautical engineer at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and has been the Director of Civil Aviation Security and User Protection since the establishment of the Spanish Safety and Security State Agency in 2008.

She is responsible for support to the Secretary of State for Transport in the coordination of the national aviation security programme. She is also leading the strategy for the action plan for improving air passenger rights and is in charge of air passenger rights enforcement. She deals with financial supervision of airlines and air navigation services providers in the Single European Sky framework.

Dr. Tim LEUNIG
Tim LEUNIG
London School of Economics, UK

Dr. Tim Leunig is a prize winning academic economist, who teaches at the London School of Economics. He has written widely on the history of transport, applying modern economics to historical data. He has analysed the effects of nineteenth century railways in the UK, and has recently assessed the value of Henry Ford's invention of the production line. In addition, he is chief economist at a London think-tank, CentreForum, and co-authored a paper for the UK government's Eddington Report on transport and the economy.



David LEWIS
David LEWIS
HDR Corporation

A Senior Vice President of HDR Corporation, David Lewis lives in Ottawa, Canada and Washington D.C., USA. He specializes in transportation economics and planning, cost-benefit analysis and regulatory assessment. He served previously as Chief Economist of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada, prior to which he was a Principal Economist of the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. Trained at the London School of Economics, he is the recipient of several professional awards, including the Transportation Research Board's William G. Bell Award for research in specialized transportation.

Rt Hon Lord Macdonald of Tradeston
Lord MACDONALD
Macquarie
Lord Macdonald is Senior Adviser to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and is also a Director of Scottish Power.

In 1998, after a successful business career, Lord Macdonald was appointed to the House of Lords and served successively as UK Government Minister for Business and Industry in Scotland (1998-1999), Minister for Transport (1999-2001) and Minister for the Cabinet Office (2001-2003).

He has advised the OECD Future Projects on 'Infrastructure to 2030' and, currently 'Transcontinental Infrastructure 2030-2050'. Lord Macdonald is also on the Advisory Board of the International Transport Forum.

Martin MATTHEWS
Martin MATTHEWS
Ministry of Transport, New Zealand
Martin Matthews has held the position of Chief Executive of the New Zealand Ministry of Transport and Secretary for Transport since September 2008. The Ministry is responsible for leading the development of, and advising the government on transport policy matters, including road, rail, aviation and maritime. The Ministry also oversees the collection and expenditure of approximately NZ $3 billion, and the performance of transport crown entities.

From 2000 to 2008 Martin was the Chief Executive, Ministry of Culture and Heritage and prior to this was Assistant Auditor-General. Martin is a Chartered Accountant with an honours degree in Economics.

Dr. David Metz
David METZ
University College London
Dr. David Metz is currently visiting professor in the Centre for Transport Studies, University College London.

He spent the main part of his career as a senior civil servant in a number of UK Government Departments concerned with energy and transport, as policy advisor, administrator and scientist. He was Chief Scientist at the Department of Transport for five years. Earlier, he had been a biomedical research scientist after training in chemistry, biochemistry and biophysics.


Martin MEYER
Martin MEYER
Deputy Prime Minister, Liechtenstein
Martin Meyer, after completing his studies in Business Administration with a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Berne, worked for the private sector in banking and management consulting. In 2003, he became Interim Chief of Police, and in 2004, he was made Director of the Economic Affairs Unit. In 2005, the Liechtenstein Parliament elected Martin Meyer as Minister. Since 2009, he holds the position of Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the Ministries of Economic Affairs, Construction and Public Works, and Transport.

William MILLAR
William MILLAR
APTA
William Millar is president of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Prior to joining APTA in 1996, Bill served 19 years at the Port Authority of Allegheny County, including serving as executive director from 1983 to 1996. From 1973 to 1977, Bill worked for the Pennsylvania DOT. He began his career as the county transportation planner in Lancaster, PA.

A well-known expert in the field of public transportation and transportation policy, Bill has a BA from Northwestern University and an MA from the University of Iowa majoring in urban transportation planning and policy analysis.


Hélène MIZRAHI-WALDEN
Hélène MIZRAHI-WALDEN
BNP Paribas
Hélène Mizrahi-Walden is head of Transportation Securitisation at BNP Paribas. She has 16 years experience in the banking industry, mainly in the aircraft and shipping financing sectors.

She joined Securitisation in 2000 from Corporate Banking at BNP Paribas and has structured award winning deals: Iberbond 2004 - the financing of 20 aircraft for Iberia; and Vega Containervessel 2006 - the first ever securitisation of 12 container vessels for CMA CGM.

She holds a Masters degree from Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales (ESSEC).


Eva MOLNAR
Eva MOLNAR
UNECE
Dr. Eva Molnar has been Director of the Transport Division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) since 2007.

She has spent more than twenty years in transport, gaining experience in government, private sector, academia and intergovernmental organisations.

Before joining the UNECE, she lectured at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Before that she was Sector Manager for Transport in the Europe and Central Asia region at the World Bank. As Director General for International Affairs in the Hungarian Ministry of Transport, Ms. Molnar was in charge of negotiating bilateral and multilateral agreements.


Jan MÜCKE
Jan MÜCKE
Federal Ministry of Transport, Germany
Mr. Jan Mücke has been Parliamentary State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development since 2009. From 2005 to 2009 he was Parliamentary Secretary of the FDP Parliamentary Group.

Mr. Mücke began his political carrier 1993 as Assistant District Chairman of the FDP in Dresden. He was member of the FDP State Executive from 2000 to 2003, and from 2007 onward member of the national party executive. He became Secretary of the FDP Parliamentary Group in the Saxon Parliament in 2004-2005.

From 1996 to 2009 Mr. Mücke was City Councillor in Dresden and Parliamentary Group Chairman from 1999 to 2009.

Manfred Neun
Manfred NEUN
European Cyclists’ Federation
Manfred Neun has been President of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) since 2005.

He has been involved in research studying economic and psychological aspects of public and private transport in an urban environment, president of the German Two-Wheel Wholesalers’ Association, Executive Vice-President of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and a member of the Plenary Assembly of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of Swabia.

Manfred Neun started with a Banker’s apprenticeship and studies in Economy and Psychology. As manager of a cycling company, in 1986 he became the “father of the Trekking Bike”.

Professor Haixiao Pan
Haixiao PAN
Tongji University
Pan Haixiao is Professor of Urban Planning at Tongji University in Shanghai. He is one of China's leading researchers in urban land use and transport planning and has published several books and numerous articles in this area.

He has been involved in many urban planning projects and transport planning studies commissioned by local governments, including Transport and Towns Development in Shanghai region, Shanghai 2010 Expo Transport Management Framework, Metro Transport and Urban Spatial Structure, and Urban Spatial Strategy Toward Low Carbon City.


Enrique PENALOSA
Enrique PEÑALOSA
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
Enrique Peñalosa is an influential thinker on urban challenges whose vision and proposals have significantly influenced policies in numerous cities throughout the world. He is currently a consultant on Urban Vision and Sustainability Strategy and President of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.

As mayor of Bogota, Colombia, between 1998 and 2000 he implemented profound changes which transformed the city and its citizens' attitude towards it. He holds a BA in Economics and History from Duke University, a Master's Degree in Government from IIAP in Paris and a DESS in Public Administration from the University of Paris II.


Susan PIKRALLIDAS
Susan PIKRALLIDAS
FIA
Susan Pikrallidas is the Secretary General for Automobile Mobility and Tourism for the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). Prior to joining the FIA, Susan worked for the American Automobile Association for 30 years, where she served as Vice President for Public Affairs. She also served on the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety's Board of Trustees and Research and Development Committee.

Prior to her career at AAA, Susan worked in the U.S. House of Representatives.

She is graduated of Gustavus Adolphus College and the Georgetown University Law Center. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the American Bar Association.

John PORCARI
John D. PORCARI
Deputy Secretary of Transportation, USA
John D. Porcari is the 19th United States Deputy Secretary of Transportation, an appointment he has held since June 1, 2009. As Deputy Secretary, Porcari serves as the U.S. DOT’s chief operating officer and has responsibility for the day-to-day operations of 10 modal administrations and the work of more than 55,000 DOT employees nationwide and overseas. Porcari served previously as Maryland’s Secretary of Transportation both from 2007 to 2009 and from 1999 to 2003.


Jeremy RIFKIN
Jeremy RIFKIN
Foundation on Economic Trends
Jeremy Rifkin is president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and the author of eighteen bestselling books on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. Mr. Rifkin is also a senior lecturer at the Wharton School’s Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

For the past decade Mr. Rifkin has been serving as an economic advisor to the European Union. In that capacity, he was privileged to design the European Union’s Third Industrial Revolution long-term economic sustainability plan to address the triple challenges of the global economic crisis, energy security and climate change.

Sandra ROSENBLOOM
Sandra ROSENBLOOM
University of Arizona
Dr. Sandra Rosenbloom is Professor of Planning and Civil Engineering at the University of Arizona. She is internationally known for her research on women's travel issues and the ageing of society. She is Vice Chair and International Secretary of the US Transportation Research Board.

Jan SCHERP
Jan SCHERP
European Commission, Brussels
Since 2000 Mr. Scherp has been a Principal Administrator in the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission in Brussels. He has responsibilities in the field of public transport services and passenger rights in transport by rail, water and road. Previously, he was in charge of economic and legal aspects related to the development of legislation for rail market access.

Mr. Scherp has degrees in Economics and European Affairs in Germany and France.

Helle SOHOLT
Helle SØHOLT
Gehl Architects, Denmark
Helle Søholt is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of Gehl Architects. She has extensive international urban design experience from many projects on all scales. Ms. Helle Søholt furthermore has teaching experience in both Urban Design Theory and Studio Work, and has been representing the office at a wide range of internationally renowned conferences as a keynote speaker. She has an MA in Architecture and Urban Design from Copenhagen, Denmark as well as an MA from the University of Washington in Seattle, USA.


Jean-March SUCHIER
Jean-March SUCHIER
Morpho, SAFRAN Group
Jean-Marc Suchier is Senior Vice President, Special Affairs, Technology & Strategy, at Morpho (SAFRAN Group) in Paris. Morpho is a world leader in technologies for the security of people and goods (biometrics, ID management, explosive detection...).

For several years, Mr. Suchier led the R&T Collaborative Programmes department of the company.

Mr. Suchier is deeply involved with the European Commission in defining the future needs for security research. He has been rapporteur in the ESRAB and ESRIF activities, and he is currently a member of the Security Advisory Group of the European Commission.

Geetam TIWARI
Geetam TIWARI
Indian Institute of Technology
Geetam Tiwari has extensive research experience in dealing with the transport issues of low income countries, and the development of systems and designs to make transport more efficient, safer and less pollutant, focusing on vulnerable road users and commuters. She has published over 60 research papers on transport planning and safety in national and international journals. She received the International Velocity Falco Lecture Prize in Barcelona, the Stockholm Partnerships Award, the Centre for Excellence grant from Volvo Research and Educational Foundations, and the Prince Michael's award for promoting road safety research. She has a B. Arch from the University of Roorkee and Master of Urban Planning and Policy, and Ph.D. in Transport Planning and Policy, from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Jean-François TOUSSAINT
Jean-François TOUSSAINT
IRMES, France
Jean-François Toussaint is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Paris Descartes, France. He is a cardiologist, and chairs the Adaptation Group of the High Council of Public Health, as well as participating in other public health activities. He is a former French volleyball champion, and director of IRMES (a French public agency dedicated to biomedical and epidemiological studies on sport), where he directs studies of physiology, genetics, the environment and psychology related to elite athletes. He is interested in the behaviour of living systems, the limits and details of the evolution of ancient humans, and institutional performance.


José Manuel VIEGAS
José Manuel VIEGAS
Transportes, Inovaçao e Sistemas (TIS)
José Viegas is Professor of Transportation, and President of TIS - Transportes, Inovaçao e Sistemas - a consultancy based in Lisbon.

He has worked in various aspects of transport, and particularly in urban mobility and in financing and policy, having been responsible for national and international research and consultancy projects in these areas, in several countries and for different multilateral organizations. He leads the Portuguese Transportation Systems area in the MIT Portugal program.


Martin WACHS
Martin WACHS
RAND Corp.
Martin Wachs is Senior Principal Researcher at the Rand Corporation, a not-for profit policy research organisation. He is Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering and City & Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, where he directed the Institute of Transportation Studies. He earlier spent 25 years at UCLA, where he was Chairman of the Department of Urban Planning.

Wachs has published on transportation finance, relationships between transport, land use and the environment, transport needs of the elderly, and performance measurement in transport planning.

Thursday, 26 May 2011 - Taking Action

Lawrence BURNS
Lawrence BURNS
University of Michigan
Lawrence D. Burns, Ph.D., is Professor, Engineering Practice, Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan. He is also Director of a Roundtable on Sustainable Mobility of the Earth Institute, Columbia University. He is Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Hess Corporation and Consultant at Google Inc. He is furthermore Vice Chairman of MRIGlobal and Contractor of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He is a member of the CleanTech Advisory Council, VantagePoint Venture Partners and of the Advisory Council, GreenTech Capital Advisors.

B.K. CHATURVEDI
B.K. CHATURVEDI
Planning Commission, Government of India
Mr. Chaturvedi was appointed by the Government of India as Member, Planning Commission in June 2007, and of the Finance Commission in November 2007. He has a Master's degree in Physics. He was previously Cabinet Secretary (2004-2007), the highest position in the Civil service of India. Mr. Chaturvedi's experience is rich, multifaceted and includes both Government and the corporate world. He has been Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministries of Finance, Education and Petroleum & Natural Gas. He was also a Member of the India's Atomic Energy and Space Commissions.

Melinda CRANE
Melinda CRANE
Moderator
Dr. Melinda Crane, presents the news programme “Journal” and hosts the talk shows “Quadriga” and “People and Politics” on Deutsche Welle-TV. She was Senior Producer of “Global Players” on CNBC. She has moderated a wide variety of podium discussions and conferences for public organisations and private sector clients. Among her areas of expertise are transatlantic politics; women, family education issues; climate and environment; business and economics; new media and the internet.

Dr. Crane holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. in political economy form the Fletscher School of Law and Diplomacy.


Jean-Claude DELEN
Jean-Claude DELEN
CLECAT and FIATA
Jean-Claude Delen is President of CLECAT (Committee of Liaison for the Transport world with the European Commission) and of FIATA (International Federation of Forwarders and Auxiliary of Transport).

He is also Managing Director of DHL Global Forwarding in Belgium and Luxembourg and CEO for BeNeLux and France.

Catharina ELMSÄTER-SVÄRD
C. ELMSÄTER-SVÄRD
Minister for Infrastructure, Sweden
Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd is Sweden's Minister for Infrastructure.

She was previously Country Finance Commissioner at Stockholm County Council. She joined the County Council in 2008 from the Riksdag, where she was Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on the Labour Market, and previously of the Parliamentary Committee on Environment and Agriculture.

Ms. Elmsäter-Svärd had a seat in the Riksdag between 1997 and 2008. From 1994 to 1997 she was a Municipal Commissioner in Södertälje, her home town. Before entering politics, Ms. Elmsäter-Svärd had a career as a hotel manager. She holds a diploma in market economics from Berghs School of Communication.


Alain FLAUSCH
Alain FLAUSCH
STIB
Alain Flausch is CEO of the Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles (STIB), the Brussels public transport company, and President of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP). He is also the president of the Belgium Union of Regional Public Transport which gathers together the three national public transport companies.

Mr. Flausch is a qualified lawyer and holds an Masters from the University of Berkeley (California).

Mr. Flausch was first an attorney at the cabinet Simont, Gutt & Simont in Brussels and held then the position of Deputy General Manager with the Chemical Belgian Group Prayon-Rupel. From 1990 to 1999, he was Managing Director of IP Belgium, the first media sales house in Belgium.

Hongfeng GAO
Hongfeng GAO
Vice Minister of Transport, China
Mr. Hongfeng Gao has been Vice Minister of Transport of the People's Republic of China since March 2008.

Before that, he became Vice Minister of the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) in April 2000. Previously, Mr. Gao served as Director General of the Personnel & Education Department and concurrently Director General of the Political Department of CAAC. Between 1981 and 1994 Mr. Gao worked in the Organizational Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Mr. Gao also worked in inner Mongolia Chemical Fiber Plant and then the former Eight Machinery Industry Ministry.

He received a college education and studied at Inner Mongolia's Water Conservancy and Electrical Power School, Central South College of Nationalities and the Party School of the Central Committee of the CPC.

Nik Gowing
Nik GOWING
Moderator
Nik Gowing is the main anchor for 'The Hub' on BBC World News. He has been deeply involved with major world news events over the past three decades and is a highly sought after chair and moderator at international conferences.

Nik's latest book, "Skyful of Lies and Black Swans" is widely acclaimed. The Financial Times labelled this peer-reviewed study 'important' for all those responsible for reputational and change management.

He was head-hunted by the BBC from ITN, where he was award-winning Diplomatic Editor for Channel 4 News in London and for 18 years covered most of the world's major news events.

The Rt Hon Philip HAMMOND MP
Philip HAMMOND
Secretary of State for Transport, UK
The Rt Hon Philip Hammond, MP for Runnymede and Weybridge, is Secretary of State for Transport for the United Kingdom.

Mr. Hammond was raised in Essex, attending school in Brentwood before going on to read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at University College, Oxford. Prior to his election to the House in 1997, he followed a business career in small and medium-sized companies in manufacturing, consultancy, property and construction and oil and gas, both in the UK and abroad.

In recent years, Mr. Hammond has held a number of shadow portfolios, most recently as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

José Luis IRIGOYEN
José Luis IRIGOYEN
World Bank
José Luis Irigoyen is the Director of the Transport, Water, Information and Communications Technologies Department at the World Bank. He was the Senior Manager for the Sustainable Development Department of the Africa Region between 2008 and 2010.

He joined the Bank in 1990 as a Highway Engineer in the Latin America and Caribbean Region Infrastructure & Energy Division. In 2001 he became the Transport Sector Manager of the Latin America and Caribbean Region. He led a Bank-wide team of specialists in the development of the Tool Kit on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)in Highways and is currently Head of the Global Expert Team on PPPs.

Catherine KING
Catherine KING
Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport, Australia
The Hon Catherine King, MP was first elected in Federal Parliament in 2001. In 2010 she was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport with responsibility for National Road Safety Policy, Vehicle Safety Standards, and the Regional Aviation Access Programme. She is also Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing.

Ms. King holds a Degree in Social Work and a masters in Public Policy from the Australian National University. Prior to entering Parliament she was a senior manager at KMPG Consulting in Melbourne.

Boris KOLESNIKOV
Borys KOLESNIKOV
Minister of Infrastructure, Ukraine
Borys Kolesnikov has been a Member of Parliament of Ukraine since 2006 and is currently Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure.

He is a member of the inter-parliamentary Commission for cooperation between the Supreme Council and the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and is Deputy Head of Ukraine's permanent delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Since March 1998, he has been a member of the Donetsk Oblast Council and Chairman of the Permanent Commission for social and economic development, investment, foreign economic policy, and development of small and medium-size business.

Mr. Koslesnikov is Founder and President of the Borys Kolesnikov Fund charitable foundation.

Etienne KRUG
Etienne KRUG
World Health Organization
Since 2000 Dr. Etienne Krug has served as Director of the Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He has overseen the development of several world reports and guidelines, major intergovernmental resolutions, and preparations for global advocacy events such as World Health Day 2004 and the first UN Global Road Safety Week. He chairs the International Organizing Committee for World Conferences on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion and the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration and is member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals.

Dr. Krug was an epidemiologist at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, USA. Prior to that he worked for Médecins sans frontières and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Dr. Krug holds a medical degree from the University of Louvain in Brussels, and a Masters Degree in Public Health from Harvard University.

Jan KUBIS
Ján KUBIŠ
UNECE
Ján Kubiš is Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.

He previously served as Minister for Foreign Affairs of Slovakia in 2006-2009, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in 2007-2008, and Secretary-General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 1999-2005.

Mr. Kubiš was the European Union's Special Representative for Central Asia in 2005-2006. Previously, he was the Personal Representative of the Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE for Central Asia, Director of the OSCE's Conflict Prevention Centre, and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Tajikistan and Head of the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan.

Igor LEVITIN
Igor LEVITIN
Minister of Transport, Russian Federation
Igor Levitin has been the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation since 2004. He is included in the Public Council under the Governmental Commission for the Reform of Railway Transport.

He graduated in 1973 from the College of Military Railway Troops and Military Communication in Leningrad, and first served in the Armed Forces on the Dnieper railway line. He was a serviceman with the Southern Group of Forces and graduated from the Military Academy of Rear Services and Transprot with a specialisation as a railway engineer.

Mr. Levitin worked at Moscow Railway as Military Commander and was subsequently Deputy Commander of Military Communications. From 1996 to 2004 he worked in the company Severstaltrans.

Henry LI
Henry LI
BYD AUTO
Mr. Henry Z. Li joined BYD Company Ltd. in 1998 as Deputy General Manager of BYD Europe BV, taking charge of BYD batteries and IT product sales management in Europe. Since November 2006, Mr. Li has been assigned as General Manager of BYD AUTO Export Trade Division, fully responsible for BYD AUTO global sales outside Greater China and North America, with focus on the European market.

Henry Z. Li graduated from Harbin Engineering University in 1990.

Thierry MARIANI
Thierry MARIANI
Secretary of State for Transport, France
Thierry Mariani is the Secretary of State for Transport for the Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet in the François Fillon III government in France.

He started a career in politics in 1976, alongside Nicolas Sarkozy. He was the mayor of Valréas from 1989 to 2005. He also served as Vice-President of the general council of the Vaucluse for 13 years. He was a member of the Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe and an observer of the Organization of the Black Sea Eocnomic Cooperation.

Anthony D. MAY
Anthony D. MAY
Emeritus Professor
University of Leeds
Professor Tony May has over 40 years' experience in transport planning and traffic engineering. He has been a professor at Leeds since 1977, where his principal research interests have focused on urban transport and sustainability. He was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 1995, and awarded the OBE for services to transport engineering in 2004. Between 1985 and 2001 he maintained a link between research and teaching at Leeds and practical experience in consultancy with MVA Ltd., of which he was a director.

He is currently President of the World Conference on Transport Research Society.


Wubbo Johannes OCKELS
Wubbo Johannes OCKELS
Delft University of Technology
Prof. Dr. Wubbo Johannes Ockels is a Dutch physicist and a former ESA astronaut. In 1985 he participated in a flight on a space shuttle, making him the first Dutch citizen in space. Ockels is currently the director of the Institute, Applied Sustainable Science, Engineering and Technology (ASSET) at the Delft University of Technology.

Prof. Ockels obtained his MSc degree in 1973 and subsequently a PhD degree in physics and mathematics in 1978 from the University of Groningen. From 1973 to 1978, Ockels performed experimental investigations at the Nuclear Physics Accelerator Institute of Groningen.


Rainer OHLER
Rainer OHLER
EADS
Rainer Ohler was appointed Senior Vice President Government Relations, Communications and External Affairs in 2006. Previously, he was Vice President Corporate Media Relations and Head of Corporate Communications (EADS) Germany.

Rainer Ohler began his career as a civil servant with the German Bundestag (parliament) in 1992. He then moved to the Federal Chancellery in Bonn, where he became Parliamentary Assistant for Domestic Affairs.

In 1995, Mr. Ohler became Assistant and Speechwriter to the CEO of Daimler-Benz Aerospace (Dasa). He was appointed Vice President Press and Information in DaimerChrysler Aerospace's corporate communications department in 1998

In 2000, Mr. Ohler became EADS Vice President International and German Media Relations - Communications, Marketing and Strategy.

Michael PARKER
Michael PARKER
International Chamber of Shipping
Michael Parker has been Chairman of CMA CGM UK Ltd. since 2003. CMA CGM is the third largest container shipping company in the world with its headquarters in France. The company operates 400 vessels and moves 9 million containers a year serving 150 countries. Mr. Parker is a board member of the International Chamber of Shipping and is the President of the UK Chamber of Shipping. Mr. Parker is a committee member of Lloyds Register and board member of Class NK with interests in safety and the environment.


John PORCARI
John D. PORCARI
Deputy Secretary of Transportation, USA
John D. Porcari is the 19th United States Deputy Secretary of Transportation, an appointment he has held since June 1, 2009. As Deputy Secretary, Porcari serves as the U.S. DOT’s chief operating officer and has responsibility for the day-to-day operations of 10 modal administrations and the work of more than 55,000 DOT employees nationwide and overseas. Porcari served previously as Maryland’s Secretary of Transportation both from 2007 to 2009 and from 1999 to 2003.


Michael PORTILLO
Michael PORTILLO
International Journalist
The Rt. Hon. Michael Portillo was a Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom for 13 years, and served in government in a number of roles including Minister of State for Transport, Minister of State for Local Government and Inner Cities, Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Secretary of State for Defence. Since leaving politics he has enjoyed a multi faceted career as a broadcaster, commentator and public speaker. He is a regular contributor to the BBC and has a weekly column in the Sunday Times.


Peter RAMSAUER
Peter RAMSAUER
Federal Minister of Transport, Germany
Dr. Peter Ramsauer has been Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development since October 2009. He is also Member of the Presidium of the Christian Social Union (CSU), Member of the Executive Committee of the CSU, Deputy Party Leader, and Member of the Upper Bavarian Regional Executive of the CSU. Dr. Ramsauer has been a Member of the German Bundestag as the directly elected Member of Parliament for the constituency of Trauenstein/Berchtesgadener Land since 1990. Between 2005 and 2009, he was leader of the Group of CSU parliamentarians in the German Bundestag and First Deputy of the Leader of the CDU/CSU parliamentary party. Dr. Ramsauer holds a degree in business administration and a Ph. D. in governance and public policy from Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich.


J. Sachs
Jeffrey SACHS
The Earth Institute, USA
Jeffrey Sachs is the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and has held several other high-level advisory positions in the international sphere.

He is the author of Common Wealth and The End of Poverty. Professor Sachs has advised governments in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Asia and Africa, as well as a host of international development agencies.

Teofilo SERRANO BELTRAN
Teófilo SERRANO BELTRÁN
RENFE, Spain
Mr. Serrano Beltrán is a Civil Engineer and has been Chairman of RENFE-Operadora since May 2009.

Previously, he was Managing Director of the Public Infrastructure Management Body and Managing Director of Railways of the regional government of Andalusia. He was also counsellor for Labour and Immigration at the Spanish Embassy in the UK.

Previously, Mr. Serrano was Managing Director of Urban Transport at Seville, as well as Director of the Technical Cabinet of the Labour and Social Security Ministry, Secretary of State for Public Administration and Managing Director of the national Geographic Institute.

In 1991 he was elected Senator by the Spanish Socialist Party for the regional government of Madrid.

Helle SOHOLT
Helle SØHOLT
Gehl Architects, Denmark
Helle Søholt is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of Gehl Architects. She has extensive international urban design experience from many projects on all scales. Ms. Helle Søholt furthermore has teaching experience in both Urban Design Theory and Studio Work, and has been representing the office at a wide range of internationally renowned conferences as a keynote speaker. She has an MA in Architecture and Urban Design from Copenhagen, Denmark as well as an MA from the University of Washington in Seattle, USA.


Peter VOSER
Peter VOSER
Royal Dutch Shell plc
Peter Voser became Shell’s Chief Executive Officer on July 1, 2009. Before his appointment, he had been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and an Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell since 2004. He was CFO of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies from 2004 to 2005. He joined Shell in 1982 after graduating in business administration from the University of Applied Sciences, Zürich.

Mr. Voser was CFO and an Executive Committee Member of the Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) Group of Companies from 2002 until 2004. From 2004 until 2006, he was a member of the Supervisory Board of Aegon N.V. He served on the Board of Directors of UBS AG from 2005 to 2010. He was a member of the Swiss Federal Auditor Oversight Authority from 2006 until 2010. In March 2011 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Roche.

Since April 2010 Mr. Voser has been a director of Catalyst, a non-profit organisation which works to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women and business.

Matthias WISSMANN
Matthias WISSMANN
German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)
Matthias Wissmann has been the President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) since June 2007.

Previously, he had a distinguished career in politics. In 1976 he was the youngest person ever to enter the German Federal Parliament, and went on to be Minister of Research and Technology, and went on to be Minister of Research and Technology, and in Transport, as well as Chairman of the Committee of European Affairs. He was also a lawyer with the international firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LPP.

Mr. Wissmann studied law, economics and political science at the Universities of Tübingen and Bonn. He is the author of a number of books.

Friday, 27 May 2011 - Better Transport, Better Communities

Peter BROWN
Peter BROWN
BetterHouston, USA
Peter Brown is a Co-Founder and Director of BetterHouston, a non-profit action organization dedicated to better neighbourhoods, better transit and better urbanism. Mr. Brown served on Houston City Council from 2006 to 2010. As the Chair of the Mayor's International Trade and Development Council, Mr. Brown oversees the local business and cultural organizations representing seven major regions of the world.

As an architect and urban planner he has been responsible for major international projects in Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia and France. A special concern for Mr. Brown is the restoration of declining neighbourhoods, rail transit and combating the adverse impact of sprawl on our cities, suburbs and the environment.

Jérémie DESJARDINS
Jérémie DESJARDINS
Bombardier Transportation
Mr. Desjardins started his career as a consultant for industrial performance improvement in Paris. He joined Bombardier France in 2006 as a Marketing Manager for the European market, where he was responsible for the service strategy for maintenance in Europe.

He then took on the role of the Services Sales Director for Germany in Berlin.

In April 2010, he was appointed leader of a business unit focused on the new induction technology PRIMOVE for the bus and automobile sector and has since developed the first proof of concepts and prepared the commercialization worldwide.

Nik Gowing
Nik GOWING
Moderator
Nik Gowing is the main anchor for 'The Hub' on BBC World News. He has been deeply involved with major world news events over the past three decades and is a highly sought after chair and moderator at international conferences.

Nik's latest book, "Skyful of Lies and Black Swans" is widely acclaimed. The Financial Times labelled this peer-reviewed study 'important' for all those responsible for reputational and change management.

He was head-hunted by the BBC from ITN, where he was award-winning Diplomatic Editor for Channel 4 News in London and for 18 years covered most of the world's major news events.

Ulla HAMILTON
Ulla HAMILTON
City of Stockholm, Sweden
Ulla Hamilton is Vice Mayor of the City of Stockholm. She has a background in both politics and the private sector. Ulla Hamilton is a member of the Stockholm City Council since 1995 and a former member of the Local Governments Councils of both Uppsala and Lund.

She has been political advisor at former Prime Minister Carl Bildt's chancellery and a consultant in public relations and public administration. She has also been Communication Manager at the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise. Ulla Hamilton holds a Bachelor degree in Law.

Seishi KOHYAMA
Seishi KOHYAMA
Mayor of the City of Kumamoto
Mr. Seishi Kohyama is the 31st Mayor of the City of Kumamoto. Mr. Kohyama has been Mayor of Kumamoto since November 2002 when he first was elected. He first was elected to Kumamoto Prefectural Assembly in April 1995 and stayed for a 2nd term in April 1999. He worked previously from 1989 until 1994 for the Nippon Credit Bank, which is currently named Aozora Bank.


Jaime LERNER
Jaime LERNER
Instituto Jaime Lerner
Jaime Lerner is an architect and urban planner and founder of the Instituto Jaime Lerner. Former president of the International Union of Architects, and three-time mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, he led the urban revolution that made the city renowned for urban planning in public transportation, the environment, and social programs. He served as governor of Parana State twice and conducted an urban and rural economic and social transformation.

His international awards include the highest United Nations Environmental Award (1990), Child and Peace Award from UNICEF (1996), The 2001 World Technology Award for Transportation, and the 2002 Sir Robert Mathew Prize for the Improvement of Quality of Human Settlements. In 2010 was nominated among the 25 most influential thinkers in the world by the Time magazine.


Matthias RUETE
Matthias RUETE
European Commission
Matthias Ruete is the European Commission's Director General for Mobility and Transport. He joined the European Commission some twenty years ago and held a variety of positions dealing with the internal market, EU enlargement, industsrial and research policy. He was Director General for Energy and Transport since 2006 before attaining his current role.

Matthias Ruete holds several law degrees including a Ph.D in law following studies in Germany and the UK. Before joining the European institutions, he lectured European law in the UK.


Andreas SCHEUER
Andreas SCHEUER
Federal Ministry of Transport, Germany
Dr. Andreas Scheuer has been Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development in Germany since 2009 and Coordinator for Freight and Transport and Logistics since 2010. He was member of the Transport, Building and Urban Affairs Committee from 2005 till 2009, Spokesman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary party on the Parliamentary Advisory Committee on Sustainable Development, and Deputy Member of the Health Committee, the Budget Committee and the Sub-Committee on Civic Engagement.

Dr. Scheuer studied at the University of Passau, graduating with the degree of Magister Artium and was awarded a doctorate by the Institute of Political Sciences of the Charles University in Prague.


Arvinder SINGH
Arvinder SINGH
Minister for Transport, Government of Delhi, India
Shri Arvinder Singh is the Minister for Transport, Education, Gurudwara Election and Gurudware Administration in the Government of Delhi, India. He is a graduate from University of Delhi in Political Science. He was elected to the Delhi Legislative Assembly for the first time in 1998, and made a Cabinet Minister in 2003 and now holding the charge of above mentioned portfolios.

Maria VASSILAKOU
Maria VASSILAKOU
Deputy Mayor, Vienna, Austria
Maria Vassilakou started her political career as Secretary General of the Austrian Students' Union. In November 1996 she became Member of the Vienna Provincial Parliament and in 2004 Head of the Parliamentary Group of the Green Party.

Since November 2010 Maria Vassilakou has been Deputy Mayor of Vienna and Executive City Councillor for Urban Planning, Traffic & Transport, Climate Protection, Energy and Public Participation. Maria Vassilakou is the first Executive City Councillor with an immigrant background. She was born in Greece and sees Vienna as an open, modern and diverse city.

Marta VINCENZI
Marta VINCENZI
Mayor of Genoa, Italy
Marta VINCENZI has been the first woman Mayor of Genoa, Italy, since 2007.

She became President of the province of Genoa for two mandates from 1993 to 2001. In 2002 she was deputy Mayor for urban agglomeration, science culture and work and was involved in the preparation of "Genoa European Capital of Culture 2004".

In 2003 she became Vice-President of the company "Sistema Logistico dell'Arco ligure Alessandrino srl" and member of the Board of Directors of the "International Communications Institute". In 2004 she was elected Member of the European Parliament and became member of the Transport and Tourism Committee.

Michèle VULLIEN
Michèle VULLIEN
Urban Community of Lyon, France
Michèle Vullien has been Mayor of Dardilly (France) since 1995. She has been Vice-President in charge of urban transport issues in the Communauté urbaine de Lyon since 2001, where she is responsible for "political movement and mobility". She also sits on the executive committees of the local energy agency, the joint union of urban transport, and the union of study and programming of Lyon.

Michèle Vullien is a reference point in Lyon for issues related to mobility, urban transport and the promotion of soft modes of transport.


 

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