Speakers

Tera ALLAS, UK Department for Transport
Tera ALLAS
Chief Economist & Director of Transport Analysis and Economics, UK Department for Transport
Tera Allas joined DfT in January 2009 as the Chief Economist and Director of Transport Analysis and Economics. he is an active member of the Department’s Strategy Committee and leads a multi-disciplinary team of analysts at the centre of the Department. As the Chief Economist, Tera is also responsible for developing the Department’s economics capacity and capability.

Prior to DfT, Tera was the Chief Energy Economist and Director of Energy Market Economics at DECC (previously DTI/BERR) and the Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser at BERR. Before that, Tera worked for 10 years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company.

Tera holds a M.Sc. in Technology and Industrial Economics from Helsinki University of Technology and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.

Peter H. APPEL, Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
Peter H. APPEL
Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
Peter H. Appel was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) in 2009. Since joining RITA, Mr. Appel has worked with Secretary Ray LaHood to advance key U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) initiatives by leveraging effective research and cross-modal coordination. These initiatives have included the Distracted Driving Summit, the bolstering of the USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Program; and the establishment of the Department’s Safety Council. Before joining RITA, Mr. Appel was with A.T. Kearney, Inc. He has led business improvement initiatives for clients in the private and public sectors, with a focus on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Mr. Appel has over 20 years of experience in transportation, and has supported organisations in the railroad, trucking, airline, and ocean shipping industries with growth strategy, supply chain improvement, post-merger integration, public-private partnerships, and other key business and policy issues. Previously, he served as the Special Assistant to the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, and as Assistant Director for Pricing and Yield Management at Amtrak.

Mr.  Appel earned his Bachelor's degree from Brandeis University in Economics and Computer Science, and received his Master of Science in Transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

John E. AUGUSTINE, US Research and Administrative Technology Administration
John AUGUSTINE
US Research & Innovative Technology Administration
John Augustine has been Managing Director of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO) since 2007. He was previously the Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA). Prior to joining RITA, Mr. Augustine worked in the DOT Office of the Secretary as the Acting Director of the Office of Navigation and Spectrum Policy.

From 1996-2000, Mr. Augustine worked as a manager at the Federal Aviation Administration implementing satellite navigation technology into the National Airspace System. Prior to joining DOT Mr. Augustine also worked for SAIC, Northwest Airlines, and a DC-based international consulting firm.

Mr. Augustine is a graduate of the University of Virginia

Enrique Baron Crespo, Former President of the European Parliament and Former Transport Minister of Spain
Enrique BARON CRESPO
Former President of the European Parliament and Former Transport Minister of Spain
Enrique Barón Crespo is former Minister of Transport of Spain and former President of the European parliament. He is currently Professor Jean Monnet “ad personam” at the Universidad Castilla LaMancha.

Mr Barón Crespo has held a variety of positions at the European Parliament since 1986, including President of the Foreign Affairs Committee, President of the Socialist Group and President of the International Trade Committee.

An author of many political books, Mr. Barón Crespo holds a Ph.D. in Law “cum laude” and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).

Klaus Baur, Bombardier Transportation
Klaus BAUR
Bombardier Transportation
Dr. Baur has been Chairman of the Board of Management of Bombardier Transportation Germany since 2003. He joined Bombardier Transportation in 2002, and became Vice-President Sales and Project Management of the Mainline Division in 2003. Dr. Baur is also President of the German Railway Industry Association VDB, Member of the Advisory Committee of the Association of German Transport Companies VDV, and Speaker of supporting members of Pro-Rail Alliance.

Dr. Baur's previous positions include President of Adtranz Germany at DaimlerChrysler Rail Systems GmbH, Managing Director of the Railway Industry ABB Henschel Verkehrstechnik GmbH, and Head of the power plant control ABB Kraftwerksleittechnik GmbH in Germany.

Dr. Baur holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. from Stuttgart University.

Scott F. BELCHER, ITS America
Scott BELCHER
ITS America
Scott F. Belcher was appointed President and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America in 2007 after a successful legal and nonprofit management career

With more than 20 years of private and public sector experience in Washington, DC, prior to joining ITS America, Scott served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) in Washington, DC. Prior to this, Scott held senior management positions at a number of prominent trade associations, worked in private practice at the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond, PC, and at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Mr. Belcher holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia, a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Redlands.

Amar Bhidé
Amar BHIDE
Harvard University
Amar Bhidé is Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and formerly the Glaubinger Professor of Business at Columbia University. He is a member of the Center on Capitalism and Society and founder and editor of its journal "Capitalism and Society".

A leading authority on innovation, entrepreneurship and business strategy, Professor Bhidé is the author of two books on the business and leadership challenges of starting and growing new businesses around new ideas. He is widely published in both academic and mainstream business media

Professor Bhidé is a former Senior Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Co., and VP at E.F. Hutton.

Amar Bhidé
Rainer BOMBA
State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development
Rainer Bomba has been State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development since November 2009, where he is responsible for Environmental Policy, Infrastructure and Departmental Policy Issues, Construction Industry and Federal Buildings, Spatial Planning, Urban Development and Housing as well as Road Construction.

He was previously Chairman of the Executive Board of the Bavaria regional directorate at the Federal Employment Agency. Mr Bomba previously held various management positions within the Federal Employment Agency, including Managing Director of Operational Business

Mr. Bomba holds a degree in engineering from the Frankfurt/Main University of Applied Sciences, and a degree in business administration and economics from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main.

Charlotte Brogren, Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, VINNOVA
Charlotte BROGREN
Swedish Government Agency for Innovation Systems
Charlotte Brogren joined VINNOVA in September 2009 as Director General. Before joining VINNOVA, she worked for 15 years for the global electrical company ABB in various management positions within research & development, including Technology Manager for ABB's Robotics Division.

Ms Brogren holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lund. She is also a Board Member of IVA and a Member of several Swedish research foundations.

Paul Brubaker, Cisco Systems Inc.
Paul BRUBAKER
Cisco Systems Inc.
Paul Brubaker is currently the North American Lead for the Global Public Sector Organization within the Internet Business Solutions Group at Cisco Systems Inc.

Mr. Brubaker has an unusual blend of private and public sector experience. In the public sector, he has served in both the legislative and executive braches of the U.S. federal government. Paul was first appointed to the executive branch by President Clinton in 1998 where he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Deputy CIO at the Department of Defense. In 2007, he was appointed Administrator for Research, Innovation and Technology at the U.S. Department of Transportation. In the private sector, Paul has worked in leadership positions at a number of public sector focused technology companies.

Mr. Brubaker is the former Chairman of the Virginia Innovative Technology Authority; past Chairman of the Technology Committee and former President of the D.C. Chapter of the International Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. He presently serves on the boards of the American Red Cross National Capital Region and the Churchill Centre.

Mr. Brubaker holds a B.A. from Youngstown State University and an M.P.A. from Kent State University.

Dominique Bussereau, Secretary of State for Transport, France
Dominique BUSSEREAU
Secretary of State for Transport, France
Dominique Bussereau has been the Secretary of State for Transport at the French Ministry of Energy, Ecology, Sustainable Development and the Sea since June 2009, where he is responsible for green technologies and climate negotiations. He is also Regional Adviser of Poitou-Charentes, and President of Charente-Maritime County Council.

Mr. Bussereau was previously Secretary of State for Transport at the Ministry of Energy, Ecology, Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning between 2007 and 2009. He was Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Rural Affairs until 2005, when he was appointed Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. Prior to this, Mr. Bussereau was Secretary of State for Transport, Secretary of State for Transport and the Sea, and Secretary of State for Budget and Budgetary Reform.

Dominique Bussereau is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris.

Robin Chase, Meadow Networks
Robin CHASE
Meadow Networks
Robin Chase leads Meadow Networks, a consulting firm that advises advises city, state, and federal government agencies about wireless applications in the transportation sector, and impacts on innovation and economic development. She is also founder and former CEO of GoLoco, an online ridesharing community, and Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world.

Ms Chase is on the Board of the World Resources Institute, as well as Transportation Advisory Boards for the US Department of Transportation and the World Economic Forum. She also served on the Massachusetts Governor’s Transportation Transition Working Group, and Boston Mayor’s Wireless Task Force.

Ms Chase lectures widely, has been frequently featured in the major media, and has received many awards in the areas of innovation, design, and environment, including Time 100 Most Influential People, Fast Company Fast 50 Innovators, and BusinessWeek Top 10 Designers &

Robin graduated from Wellesley College and MIT's Sloan School of Management, and was a Harvard University Loeb Fellow.

Shri B.K. Chaturvedi, Planning Commission, Government of India
Shri B.K. CHATURVEDI
Planning Commission, Government of India
Shri B.K. Chaturvedi has been Member of the Planning Commission and of the Thirteenth Finance Commission since 2007.

He was previously Cabinet Secretary, advising the Cabinet’s Appointments Committee on all major assignments in the Central Government, working as Secretary to the Union Cabinet, advising the Prime Minister on all major policy issues and acting as Head of the National Crisis Management Committee

Prior to this, Shri B.K. Chaturvedi was Secretary to the Government of India in several Ministries. His positions in the Union Government include Chairman & Managing Director of the State Trading Corporation of India, and Executive Director of the Trade Development Authority of India

He holds a Masters Degree in Physics from Allahabad University, with a specialisation in Electronics. He also studied Public Administration at Manchester University, U.K.

Gabriel COLCEAG, THALES
Gabriel COLCEAG
THALES
Gabriel Colceag has been Vice-President of Urban Rail Signalling at THALES’s Transportation Systems Division since March 2010

He was previously General Manager of the first operational business of the Thales group in the Eastern Europe region, Thales RSS S.R.L., and Romania’s Country Director for Thales. Prior to this, Mr. Colceag was Vice President of Strategy, Marketing & Product Management for Thales Rail Signalling Solutions Canada Inc., with global responsibility for the Urban Rail Business Strategy and a special focus on its transition from Alcatel-Lucent to integration within the new Thales group

A graduate of the Aeronautical Faculty of the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, he obtained an International Business Master with EM Lyon / INSEAD / Alcatel

Melinda Crane
Melinda CRANE
International Journalist and Broadcaster
Dr. Melinda Crane presents the news programme "Journal" and hosts the talk shows "Quadriga" and "Capital Cities" 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 and 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 from the Fletcher School of Law Diplomacy in Medford, Massachusetts, USA.

Yves CROZET, University of Lyon
Yves CROZET
University Lyon
Professor of Economics at the University of Lyon, Yves Crozet used to be the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management (1992-1996). He then became the Head of the Institute of Transport Economics (Laboratoire d'économie des transports - LET) from 1997 to 2007. Still active within this institute, his main research topics are: cost-benefit analysis, project assessment, external cost and benefits assessment; infrastructure charge for rail, road and airport; accessibility, urban public transit and urban sprawl; and sustainable mobility and climate change, forecasting and public policies.

Rita DAGUILLARD, US Department of Transportation
Rita DAGUILLARD
US Department of Transportation
Rita Daguillard serves as the Director, Office of Research Management, of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of the US Department of Transportation. The Office of Research Management supports the development and implementation of tools for the deployment of major FTA programs, such as bus rapid transit (BRT), Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), alternative fuel vehicles, the International Public Transportation Program, and the development of transit vehicle and safety standards.

Ms. Daguillard holds a law degree from the George Washington University, an LL.M.from the University of Paris, and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.

Yves-Thibault DE SILGUY, VINCI
Yves-Thibault DE SILGUY
VINCI
Yves-Thibault de Silguy has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of VINCI since 2006. He is also Director of the SMEG (Société Monégasque de l’Electricité et du Gaz), ASF (Autoroutes du Sud de la France), Suez Tractebel (Brussels), and LVMH.

Mr. De Silguy started his career at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1976, and has held a variety of positions within economic and monetary affairs at European Commission, and at the Office of the Prime Minister. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. De Silguy held a variety of posts at the Suez Group, including Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee (March 2003-June 2006), and Vice-Chairman of International Development at Suez Environnement (2004-2006). He also chaired Suez’s Sino-French holdings in Hong-Kong and Aguas Argentinas in Buenos Aires, as well as MEDEF

An author of various publications related to economics and European defence, Mr. De Silguy holds a Laureate in public law and economics from the Rennes Faculty of Law and Economics, and a Laureate in civil law from the French law faculties, general competition. He also attended the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (1972-1976), and obtained a Diploma the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (1972). He holds a Bachelor's degree in law (1971) from the University of Rennes and a Master's degree in public law (1972) from Paris I University.

Florence Diss, Google France
Florence DISS
Google France
Florence DISS is Strategic Partner Development Manager at Google. She takes care of Google’s Geo partnerships (Google Maps and Google Earth) and more specifically Google’s Transit partnerships across EMEA. She joined Google over two years ago and has spent most of her professional life establishing partnerships in the Internet business.

Her career started at the Boston Consulting Group after finishing her Economics degree in the UK..

Sean DOHERTY, World Economic Forum
Sean DOHERTY
World Economic Forum
Sean Doherty is Head of Logistics & Supply Chain Industry at the World Economic Forum. He was previously Manager of Chemicals and Mining & Metals Industry Communities. He formerly worked with energy practice, Booz & Co. and IBM Business Dynamics.

Mr. Doherty holds an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs, a Master in Structural Molecular Biology from the University of London, and a Master in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College.

George Dragnich
George DRAGNICH
International Labour Organisation
George Dragnich is responsible for Social Dialogue, one of the ILO's four "pillars". Under the ILO's unique tripartite structure, his team encourages governments, trade unions, and employers to collectively and creatively address socio-economic issues of common concern. Departments under his leadership include sectoral activities (including transportation), Labour Law, Industrial Relations, Labour Administration & Inspection, Better Work, and separate bureaus for Workers and Employers activities.

Mr. Dragnich joined the ILO in January 2009, following a 33-year diplomatic career, during which he was the senior-most labour officer in the US Foreign Service.


Christian Dumas, Airbus SAS
Christian DUMAS, Airbus SAS
Christian Dumas has been Vice President of Environmental Affairs with SAS since 2008. He joined Airbus in 2003 as Vice President of Air Traffic Management, where he also acted as Project Director for the European SESAR project.

Building on his aeronautical engineering background, Christian Dumas started his career as commercial manager within "Aerospatiale". In 1985 he joined "Air Inter" airline, being involved in aircraft and engine acquisitions. He went back to Aerospatiale in 1989, holding several commercial and strategy positions within Aircraft Division, ATR and finally Sogerma (aircraft maintenance). In 2000, he joined EADS as VP International Development.


Cyrille Du Peloux, Veolia Transport
Cyrille DU PELOUX
Véolia Transport
Cyrille Du Peloux has been CEO of Veolia Transport since 2007. He is also a Member of the Executive Committee of Veolia Environnement and Veolia Environnement Delegate for the Northern Europe region. He joined the Veolia Environnement group in 2002 as Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Environmental Services in the United Kingdom and Northern Europe (Scandinavia, the Benelux countries and Germany).

Prior to this, he was Chief Operating Officer for Bull, and CEO of Lyonnaise Communication from 1992 to 1998. Mr. du Peloux began his career with the Ministry of Industry, in the Department of Industry and then in the Department of Energy and Raw Materials. He joined Bouygues in 1985, where he served as head of the diversification department (1985–1987), then as Deputy General Manager of the TF1 television channel when it was privatized (1987–1992).

Cyrille Du Peloux is a graduate of two of France’s grandes écoles, Ecole Polytechnique and the Ponts et Chaussées engineering school.

Camiel Eurlings is Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management in the Netherlands
Camiel EURLINGS
Minister of Transport, the Netherlands
Camille Eurlings is Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management in the Netherlands.

He holds a degree in Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology.

A member of the Valkenburg a/d Geul Municipal Council for the Christian Democratic Alliance (CDA), he was elected to the House of Representatives of the States General, then led the CDA delegation in the European Parliament. Until his appointment as Minister in 2007, Mr Eurlings was Vice Chair of the European People's Party (EPP), President of the Union of the Robert Schuman Institute and Board Member of the European Ideas Network.

Peter FRISE, Auto21 Inc.
Peter FRISE
Auto21
Peter Frise is Scientific Director & CEO of the AUTO21 Network of Centres of Excellence, Canada’s national automotive R&D programme.

Mr. Frise is also Professor of Mechanical Engineering Design and Executive Director of Automotive Research and Studies at the University of Windsor. He serves on several boards, including the National Research Council of Canada, the Defence Science Advisory Board of Canada and the Yves Landry Foundation..

Mr. Frise was educated as a Mechanical Engineer at Queen's and Carleton universities and has worked in the petroleum and plastics manufacturing sectors in Canada and abroad.

Rafael GALLEGO, Indra
Rafael GALLEGO
Indra
Rafael Gallego is Executive Vice President for Operations at Indra, a Spanish Information Technology Company. He has over thirty years of experience in technology and business development, mainly in the areas of transportation, with a special focus on the European Air Traffic Management System.

Mr. Gallego began his professional career in 1977 at the National Sciences Research and Development Agency (CSIC), working in microprocessors technology. He joined Indra in 1980, where he has worked in various technical and management areas, such as air traffic control, software and hardware design engineering, radar command and control, and transport & traffic sector management.

Mr. Gallego a Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering High Level Degree and a Ph.D. from the Polytechnic University of Madrid

Angela GITTENS, Airports Council International
Angela GITTENS
Airports Council International
Angela Gittens, a twenty-five year airport veteran, began her tenure as Director-General of Airports Council International (ACI World) in 2008. Prior to joining ACI, Gittens served as Vice President, Airport Business Services for HNTB Corporation, where she led the firm’s practice in airport business and strategic planning.

She has held top executive positions at three of the largest US airport systems – Miami International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and San Francisco International Airport – including leadership of a multi-billion-dollar capital improvement programme. As Vice President at TBI Airport Management, she oversaw the transition to private ownership of London Luton Airport and managed operations contracts at several airports in the US and Canada. She has served on numerous aviation industry boards and committees including FAA and NASA advisory committees, the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Science's Transportation Research Board and the Board of Directors of JetBlue Airways.

Ian GOLDIN, University of Oxford
Ian GOLDIN
University of Oxford
Ian Goldin is Director of the James Martin 21st Century School and a Professorial Fellow at Balliol College, University of Oxford. He was previously Vice President of the World Bank after serving as Chief Executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa. Earlier, he worked as Principal Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and at the OECD in Paris. He has published 13 books, his most recent being "Globalisation for Development" (Palgrave).

Dr. Goldin holds a BSc and BA (Hons) from the University of Cape Town, a MSc from the London School of Economics and a MA and DPhil from Oxford University.

Nik Gowing
Nik GOWING
International Journalist and Broadcaster
Since February 1996, Nik Gowing has been a main programme anchor for the BBC's 24-hour international TV news and information channel, BBC World News. The channel's distribution is 278 million in 200 countries, with a weekly audience of 78 million.

From September 2006, he has presented the new premium news analysis programme "World News Today with Nik Gowing" for the fast-growing European peak audience.

He is also a regular moderator of the Sunday news analysis programme "Dateline London", BBC World Debates and the annual Nobel Minds discussion between Nobel laureates. He has been a guest presenter of "Europe Direct", "Hard Talk" and "Simpson's World".


Wolfgang HÖFS, European Commission
Wolfgang HÖFS
European Commission
Wolfgang Höfs is Head of the sector “ICT for low carbon mobility” in the Directorate General "Information Society and Media" of the European Commission in Brussels. His unit "ICT for Transport" supports research in traffic telematics, in particular on Cooperative Systems.

Before joining the Commission's services, Mr. Höfs worked in the logistics industry, as well as for public transport associations on the implementation and integration of IT systems in different European countries.

Wolfgang Höfs holds a Master's Degree in Computer Sciences and Business Administration from the University of Dortmund

John HORSLEY, AASHTO
John HORSLEY
AASHTO
In 1999, John Horsley became Executive Director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), which advocates policies and provides technology leadership on behalf of States to improve the US transportation system.

Previously, Mr. Horsley was nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate as Associate Deputy Secretary of Transportation, where he served from 1993 to 1999 as the Department's advocate for intermodal policies, quality-of-life initiatives ad as liaison to State and Local Governments, US Congress, and transportation constituencies.

Mr. Horsley was elected to five terms as County Commissioner in Kitsap County, a community just west of Seattle. He is a graduate of Harvard, and did graduate study at Georgetown. He is Past President of the National Association of Counties, and was founding Chairman of the Rebuild America Coalition.

Pat Jacobsen, Former CEO, Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority
Pat JACOBSEN
New Flyer Industries
TransLink
Pat Jacobsen has been a Corporate Director of the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (TransLink) since she stepped down as CEO in 2008. She is also a Corporate Director of New Flyer Industries, North America's largest bus and after market service company, and of Port Metro Vancouver, Canada's largest port.

A graduate of the University of Manitoba, Ms. Jacobsen held several senior positions with the Ontario Government, including Deputy Minister of Transportation, where she developed the integrated road and transit plan "Let's Move" for the Greater Toronto Area.

Marc JUHEL, World Bank
Marc JUHEL
World Bank
Marc Juhel holds the position of Sector Manager, Transport, in the World Bank's Energy, Transport and Water Department. His specific areas of expertise are: the development planning of port facilities; the economic, financial and institutional aspects of transport systems administration and management; and the integration of national logistics functions within the international transport system, focussing in particular on transport and trade facilitation issues.

Mr. Juhel holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC, Paris), a Master of Science in Public Management (ENPC, Paris), and a Master of Science in International Transport (Paris I University).

Siim KALLAS,
Siim KALLAS
European Commission
Siim KALLAS has been Vice President of the European Commission in charge of transport since February 2010. He was previously Vice President responsible for administration, audit and anti-fraud

Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Kallas served in Estonia as Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Minister of Foreign Affairs and President of the Central Bank. He also held the position of Chairman of the Estonian Reform Party for ten years, after which he became the Honorary Chairman of the party.

Mr. Kallas graduated cum laude at the finance and credit department of the University of Tartu and continued his studies as a post-graduate student for three further years. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Tartu

Zoltan Kazatsay
Zoltán KAZATSAY
European Commission
Zoltán Kazatsay has been Deputy Director-General, coordinating transport activities at the European Commission since 2004.

He was previously working for the Hungarian Ministry of Transport, Communications and Water Management, where he served in different posts, first dealing with project financing and transport policy issues, cooperating with IFIs (EBRD, EIB, IBRD). He became Deputy State Secretary in 1997, responsible for all transport policy issues and related investments dealing with EU-Hungarian accession negotiations related to the transport sector, and in charge of transport policy issues, including the related aviation policy. He supervised the use of pre-accession funds (PHARE, ISPA) as well as the Cohesion Fund project preparations in the transport sector.

Zoltán Kazatsay graduated as a civil engineer from the Technical University of Budapest.


Volker KEFER, Deutsche Bahn AG
Volker KEFER
Deutsche Bahn AG
Volker Kefer has been a Member of the Deutsche Bahn AG Board of Management for Rail Technology and Services since September 2009.

From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Kefer assumed responsibility in the capacity of Area Manager for the Locomotives Division and subsequently for "Mass Transit" at Siemens Transportation Systems in Erlangen. From May 2006 to August 2009, Dr. Kefer was Chairman of the Board of Management of DB Netz AG.

Dr. Kefer studied electrical and mechanical engineering, and holds a PhD from the Technical University of Munich.

Chang- Kyun KIM, Transport Operation and Information Service
Chang-Kyun KIM
Transport Operation and Information Service
Chang-Kyun Kim is the Director of the Seoul TOPIS, the Transport Operation and Information Service in the Seoul Metropolitan Government.

He was previously a Research Fellow at the Korea Transport Institute, and a Professor at the Kwan Dong University in Korea.

Mr. Kim holds a B.Sc. from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU (USA), and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech (USA).

Hanns-Karsten KIRCHMANN, Toll Collect
Hanns-Karsten KIRCHMANN
Toll Collect
Hanns-Karsten Kirchmann became the Chief Executive Officer for Toll Collect GmbH in 2006. Prior to this, Mr. Kirchmann served as the company's Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director in charge of toll processes, a position he held since being appointed to the Toll Collect Executive Board in 2003.

Mr. Kirchmann started his career with Klöckner & Co AG in 1991 and worked in Duisburg and Hong Kong before joining Deutsche Telekom in 1994. He then worked as a department head in business development for T-Mobil, an Asian subsidiary, before serving as Director of Business Development for Deutsche Telekom Asia Pte. Ltd. in Singapore. Mr. Kirchmann was placed in charge of Global Alliances in 1999, and in 2000 of Investment Consulting at Deutsche Telekom corporate headquarters..


Petra KIWITT, Deutsche Post DHL
Petra KIWITT
Deutsche Post DHL
Petra Kiwitt is Executive Vice President of DHL Solutions & Innovations at Deutsche Post DHL. She has held a variety of positions at DHL since 1997, including Head of Marketing eVITA, where she worked for the development of eCommerce business fields, Head of Project ePost portal, and Division Manager of Special and Value Added Services, in Marketing MAIL. In 2007, she was appointed Head of Customer Strategy of Marketing MAIL, and became Head of DHL Solutions & Innovations in 2009.

Ms. Kiwitt holds a degree in business administration from the University of Cologne, where she specialised in Marketing, Procurement- and Product Policy, and Transport Science.


Geraldine KNATZ, Port of Los Angeles
Geraldine KNATZ
Port of Los Angeles
Dr. Geraldine Knatz is the Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles. Overseeing North America’s largest gateway for seaborne trade, Geraldine Knatz has aggressively advanced the Port of Los Angeles’ “green growth” agenda, which focuses on clean, sustainable port development, continuous job creation and long-term economic prosperity. As 2008-2009 Chair of the American Association of Port Authorities, Geraldine played an active role in garnering industry and Federal support for the creation of a North American Emissions Control Area.

She also is First Vice President (Americas region) of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) Officers and Executive Committee, and Chair of IAPH’s World Ports Climate Initiative.

Dave KNORR, US Federal Aviation Administration
Dave KNORR
US Federal Aviation Administration
Mr. Knorr is the Liaison to the German Air Navigation Service Provider (DFS) at the FAA. He has worked for the FAA for the last 20 years, holding management positions focused on Investment Analysis, performance measurement and modelling the operational benefits of new air traffic management technologies. He leads a Civil Air Navigation Service Organization (CANSO) workgroup assessing causes of aviation delay and improvement opportunities through initiatives like NEXTGEN and SESAR.

While in Europe, Mr. Knorr has co-authored several papers comparing the performance of the US and European air traffic management systems.

Mr. Knorr holds degrees in Mathematics and Operations Research, both from Virginia Tech. University.

Horst KÖHLER, Federal President, Germany
Horst KÖHLER
Federal President, Germany
Horst Köhler has been President of the Federal Republic of Germany since 2004. He was previously Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Köhler started his career in 1976, first as Head of the Minister’s Office at the German Finance Ministry, then as State Secretary and chief negotiator for the Maastricht Treaty on European Monetary Union. He acted as the Personal Representative (Sherpa) of Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl for the World Economic Summits of the then G7, which he organised in Munich in 1992. Horst Köhler subsequently became President of the German Savings Bank Association, before being appointed President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London in 1998.

Mr. Köhler holds a doctorate from the University of Tübingen, and was awarded an honorary professorship by the University of Tübingen in 2003

Eric Kroese,  Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management of the Netherlands
G.H. Eric KROESE
Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management of the Netherlands
Eric Kroese is a Special Advisor to the Minister on International Air Transport Policy at the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management of the Netherlands. He is also Vice President of the (Provisional) Council of Eurocontrol, and Chairman of the Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC) implementation group.

Eric Kroese graduated from the Netherlands Governmental Air Academy with an ATPL airline pilot’s rating, and worked for Swissair and later as an independent flight instructor from 1973 to 1976. he joined General Electric Co and from 1980 to 1995 he was Vice President for Sales and Marketing with Fokker Aircraft BV. He then joined turbine manufacturer Thomassen International BV as President and CEO before being appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland, Dutch air traffic control, a position he held until the end of 2008.

Janusz Lacny
Janusz LACNY
JMJ-TRANS and IRU
Janusz Lacny is CEO of JMJ-TRANS. He was elected International Road Transport Union (IRU) Vice President in 2003 and IRU President in 2007. In 2000, he became Chairman of the Advisory Committee to the Polish Minister of Transport and then to the Minister of Infrastructure. He was elected President of the Polish haulier's Association (ZMPD) in 1999.

Mr. Lacny holds a M.Sc. in Telecommunications and a Ph.D. in Computer Communication Systems.

Joseph K. LAM, President, Systems Business, Canada
Joseph K. LAM
Delcan Corporation
Joseph K. Lam is President of Systems Business, Canada and International Operations at Delcan Corporation, where he directs a group of professionals on numerous innovative ITS projects around the world.

Mr. Lam has been active in the ITS field for 40 years. He spent 11 years in the Metropolitan Toronto Traffic Control Centre, managing the first computerised signal system in the world. He has authored numerous papers and regularly speaks on this subject. He was the Chairman of ITS Canada (1997-2009) and Vice President of the Transportation Association of Canada (2001-2009).

Mr. Lam graduated from St. Andrews University in Scotland.

Dominique LAOUSSE,  RATP
Dominique LAOUSSE
RATP
Dominique Laousse, M.Sc. Economics, MBA, is Director of Prospective and Innovative Design at RATP – Paris, where he develops projects on smart mobility, applied cognitive sciences and urban mobility new economy. He is currently a Member of different scientific committees of international networks dedicated to sustainable mobility, like “INTA”, “Fundación Movilidad”, and “MoVe”.

Mr. Laousse is also President of the “Mobile Uses and Services” Community for Cap Digital cluster dedicated to new .

Moritz LEUENBERGER, Councillor, Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Switzerland
Moritz LEUENBERGER
Det. of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Switzerland
Since his election to the Federal Council on 27 September 1995, Moritz Leuenberger has headed the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC). His main political focus has been on developing sustainable transport and climate policies.

Between 1972 and 1980, he was President of the city of Zurich’s Social Democratic Party, and was a Member of the city parliament from 1974 to 1983. Moritz Leuenberger was elected to the National Council in 1979 and was a member of Zurich’s cantonal government from 1991 to 1995. Moritz Leuenberger first served as President of the Swiss Confederation in 2001 and held the office again in 2006.

His efforts to transfer goods traffic from the roads to rails earned him an honorary doctorate from the University of Udine in 2001.

Igor LEVITIN
Igor LEVITIN
Minister of Transport, Russian Federation

Mr. Igor Levitin has been Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation since 2004. He is a former Member of the Social Council under the Governmental Commission on Railway Reform. Mr. Levitin has been active in the Russian transport sector since 1973. He is a railway engineer.

Henry Z. LI, BYD Company
Henry LI
BYD Company
Henry Z. Li is Senior Director of BYD Company Limited and General Manager of the BYD AUTO Export Trade Division

Mr. Li Joined BYD Company Limited in 1998 as Deputy General Manager of BYD Europe BV, in charge of BYD batteries and IT product sales management in Europe. Since November 2006, Mr. Li has been acting as General Manager of the BYD AUTO Export Trade Division, fully responsible for BYD AUTO international business, with a special focus on the European market.

Mr. Li obtained a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Harbin Engineering University in 1990.

Martin Lohss, SkySails
Martin LOHSS
Founder & Managing Director of SkySails
Martin Lohss, in his capacity as administrative executive director, is responsible for the areas finance and controlling, human resources, organizational development, information technology, materials management and administration. He was born in Hamburg in 1966 and earned a degree (Dipl.-Ing) in biological engineering at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.

Mr. Lohss has studied at the University of Cambridge, England, and between 1992 and 2000 studied and earned a degree in biological engineering at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. In 1993 and 1994 he was enrolled in the mechanical engineering program at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria.

Since 1997 he is a Founding partner of the Engineering Office for Social & Environmental Assets (SUmBi), which provides consulting and research in the fields of energy, environmental and material-flow management. As a seed investor of SkySails, Martin Lohss has provided advisory support to corporate management in developing the team since 2002. He has been a member of the executive board since 2004.

Jean-Pierre LOUBINOUX, International Union of Railways (UIC)
Jean-Pierre LOUBINOUX
UIC
Jean-Pierre Loubinoux has been Director General of the International Union of Railways (UIC) since March 2009. He also has various responsibilities in a large number of international associations and institutions.

A graduate of the "Ecole Centrale" of Paris, Mr. Loubinoux joined the French railway company SNCF in 1978. He held a variety of positions there, including Chief Executive of SNCF International Freight, Chairman and CEO of SNCF International, and Director of International Development at SNCF.

John C. Lyras, International Chamber of Shipping
John C. LYRAS
International Chamber of Shipping
Mr. John C. Lyras is Chairman of the Shipping Policy Committee at the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). A former Vice-President of the ICS, Mr. Lyras served on its Executive Committee for eight years.

Mr. Lyras is also a Member of the Greek Committee of the American Bureau of Shipping and of Lloyd's General Committee, and a founder Member of HELMEPA, the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association. A former President of the Union of Greek Shipowners, he remains a Member of the Board and Chairman of its Foreign Affairs Committee.

Mr. Lyras is a principal of Paralos Maritime Corporation S.A., and has been involved in shipping since 1975 in London and 1979 in Piraeus. He comes from a Greek seafaring family with a tradition in shipping that goes back fou generations.

Mr. Lyras is also a past President of the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) 1995 - 1997, having served as their Vice-President (1991-1984)

David MARTIN, Arriva plc
David MARTIN
Arriva plc
David Martin has been CEO of Arriva plc since 2006. He held a variety of general management positions before joining the bus industry in 1986. After leading a management buy-out of an East Midlands-based bus company, he was involved in the acquisition of National Express and subsequent management buy-outs leading to the creation of British Bus Group Limited. David Martin joined the group in 1996 on the acquisition of British Bus, becoming a member of the Board in February 1998. In 2005 he became Group Managing Director – Operations and Deputy Chief Executive.

Mr. Martin qualified as an accountant in 1977 after graduating in business studies

Wolfgang MAYRHUBER, Lufthansa
Wolfgang
MAYRHUBER

Lufthansa
Wolfgang Mayrhuber has been the Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG since 2003, responsible for the aviation group. He is a Member of the supervisory boards of Fraport AG, Lufthansa Technik AG, Munich Re Group, Austrian Airlines AG and BMW Group, and a Member of the Board of Directors of SN Airholding SA/NV and HEICO Corp. (Florida/USA). Mr. Mayrhuber is also the Chairman and Board Member of the Strategy and Policy Committee (SPC) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Wolfgang Mayrhuber has held a variety of management posts at Deutsche Lufthansa AG since 1970, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Technical Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG, and Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa AG. In the early nineties, he headed the rehabilitation team charged with engineering Lufthansa's recovery. In 2006, Mr. Mayrhuber acted as Chairman of the Association of European Airlines (AEA).

Worlfgang Mayrhuber studied mechanical engineering at the Technical College in Steyr, Austria, and at the Bloor Institute in Canada. In 1990, he completed an Executive Management Training course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston.

Hon. Rob Merrifield, Minister of State for Transpor,t Canada
Hon. Rob MERRIFIELD
Minister of State for Transport, Canada
Rob Merrifield was first elected to the House of Commons in 2000 and was re-elected in 2004, 2006, and 2008 as the Member of Parliament for Yellowhead. On October 30, 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper asked Mr. Merrifield to serve as Minister of State for Transport

Mr. Merrifield has co-chaired the Canada-United States Interparliamentary Group and has previously served as the Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance and the Standing Committee on Health.

Herman Meyer, ERTICO
Hermann MEYER
ERTICO
Hermann Meyer has been Chief Executive Officer of ERTICO since 2008. He is also Vice-Chair of the eSafety Forum, Chairman of the eCall Implementation Platform, Vice President of eSafetyAware and a member of the Coordination Committee of the Network of National ITS Associations.

Prior to joining ERTICO, he represented the interests of the Volkswagen Group towards the EU institutions in Brussels as Head of the Government Relations Office. He joined Volkswagen in 1995 serving as manager in the “Sustainability Strategy” department and as head of department “Technology and Science” in the Government Relations Offices in Bonn and Berlin. He was seconded in 1996/1997 to the Principal Policy Department in the German Federal Ministry of Transport and from 2003 to 2006 to the European Car Manufacturing Association (ACEA) as Director of Environmental Policies

Hermann Meyer holds a PhD. from Cambridge University and has lectured on environmental economics and resource management at the Edinburgh University between 1993 and 1995.

John MICKLETHWAIT, The Economist
John MICKLETHWAIT
The Economist
John Micklethwait is currently Editor-in-chief of the Economist, the world's leading business and current affairs weekly. A winner of the Wincott Award - Britain's leading prize for financial journalism - he has appeared on television and radio throughout the world and written op-ed articles for the world's premier print news journals.

John Micklethwait is also one the world's foremost authorities on globalisation - what the world has achieved and what it stands to lose, as well as politics, financial markets and the forces that bring them together. He is the co-author/coeditor of "A Future Perfect: The Challenge and Promise of Globalization" and "Globalisation: Making Sense of an Integrating World".

Henri MOLLERON, COLAS
Henri MOLLERON
COLAS
Henri Molleron is Corporate Environment Director of COLAS, the world’s largest road builder and producer of road building materials, where he has spent his entire career since graduating as a General Engineer at the Paris Ecole Polytechnique in 1978. He is also CEO of COLAS Environment, a pioneer in polluted soil cleanup contracting.

Mr. Molleron joined COLAS as a field engineer in France before becoming Assistant Project Manager in high-voltage electric lines construction projects for TRANSELEC. He then moved to Nigeria and the US, where he founded Clean Earth, the largest US thermal desorption plant for the treatment of contaminated soils.

Mr. Molleron is the author of various articles in specialised magazines, and has made many presentations at seminars, conventions, the French Senate and training sessions.

Stewart OADES, CEO, Freight Transport Association (FTA)
Stewart OADES
Freight Transport Association (FTA)
Stewart Oades is the President of the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which he joined in 2007. He is also chairman of Wesupply, non-executive director of Clipper Logistics Group, and director of GS1 (UK).

Former CEO of Christian Salvese, where he was responsible for its successful turnaround and sale to Groupe Norbert Dentressangle, Steward Oades has over 30 years' experience in the logistics industry. He has also operated at a senior level for Safeway Stores and Exel.

Mr. Oades holds an honours degree in business studies and a CPC with which he was awarded by FTA.

Takayuki OBA, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure,
Takayuki OBA
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure,
Transport & Tourism, Japan
Takayuki Oba has been the Director of the ITS Policy and Program Office at the Road Bureau of the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), since July 2009. He is responsible for ITS policy and programmes, including the "Smartway Project", and promotes international collaboration in ITS fields.

Mr. Oba has held a variety of posts at the MLIT since 1988, including Director of International Engineering at the Policy Bureau. He has also advised several transportation and urban development projects, and managed the MLIT's national highway offices.

Mr. Oba holds a Master of Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan, and a Master of Science in Transportation from Northwestern University, Evanston, USA.

Enno OSINGA, Schiphol Group
Enno OSINGA
Schiphol Group
Enno Osinga has been Senior Vice President Cargo of the Schiphol Group since 2006, and an advisor to the Board of Management of the Schiphol Group. He is also a Board Member of Cargonaut, the community system of the Dutch air cargo community, of the Dutch Air Cargo Association (CAN) and of TIACA, and Member of the Executive Board of DINALOG, the Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics
Mr. Osinga is a former Managing Director of DHL Express The Netherlands. Prior to this, he worked in senior management positions at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in the Netherlands and abroad for twenty years.

Mr. Osinga holds a degree in Business Administration from Bradford University, UK.

Jean-Eric PAQUET, DG MOVE, European Commission
Jean-Eric PAQUET
European Commission
Jean-Eric Paquet is Acting Director Trans-European Transport Networks & Smart Transport in DG MOVE of the European Commission. Since 2007, he has been developing the Trans-European Transport Network policy.

Mr. Paquet began his career in the European Commission in 1993 in the Directorate-General for Transport, in the International Relations area, and later as assistant to Robert Coleman, Transport Director General. In 1999 he joined Mr Verheugen's cabinet and thereafter that of Mr. Busquin, Members of the European Commission, in charge of enlargement and of research. Mr. Paquet was respectively EU Ambassador in the Islamic republic of Mauritania between 2004 and 2007.

Pedro PEDREIRA, Executive Director, European GNSS Supervisory Authority
Pedro PEDREIRA
European GNSS Supervisory Authority
Since 2005, Pedro Pedreira has been the Executive Director of the European GNSS Supervisory Authority (GSA), the EU regulatory agency entrusted with tasks related to the implementation of the European GNSS programmes (Galileo and EGNOS). He has previously worked at the European Telecommunications Satellite Organization (Eutelsat) and at various companies of the Portugal Telecom Group.

Pedro Pedreira holds a degree in electrical engineering, an MBA and a Master’s degree in management.

Bertrand PICCARD, Solar Impulse Project
Bertrand PICCARD
Solar Impulse Project
Bertrand Piccard is the Initiator and Chairman of the "Solar Impulse" project to fly around the world in a solar aircraft in order to promote the use of renewable energies. Having made the first ever non-stop round-the-world balloon flight as part of the Breitling Orbiter project, which he also initiated, Mr. Piccard has been awarded the highest distinctions of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI). An internationally reputed psychiatrist, aeronaut and lecturer, Chairman of the Winds of Hope charitable foundation, and a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, he combines science and adventure in order to promote a better quality of life.

Author of "A Trace in the Sky" (Editions Favre, 2005) and "Around the World in 20 Days" (Wiley, New York, 1999, a best seller), Mr. Piccard has given several hundred public and private lectures since 1992.

Mr. Piccard is an Honorary Professor and Honorary Doctor of Science and Letters.

Dirk Pilat, OECD
Dirk PILAT
OECD
Mr. Dirk Pilat Head of the Structural Policy Division in the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI)

Mr. Pilat joined the OECD in 1994 and has worked on many policy issues since then, including how to draw greater benefits from information technology for economic growth, how to strengthen growth performance in OECD economies (the OECD Growth Project), how to strengthen the performance of the services sector, as well as work on climate change, labour markets, product market regulation, innovation, productivity and entrepreneurship. He was Head of the Science and Technology Policy Division from 2006 to 2009.

Mr. Pilat holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Groningen, Netherlands.

Nisha PILLAI, International Journalist and Broadcaster
Nisha PILLAI
International journalist and Broadcaster
Nisha Pillai can currently be seen presenting "Asia Today" for BBC World News. She work in the City for a leading firm of merchant bankers before moving into the world of journalism and television. Nisha has worked on such prestigious programmes as "The Money Programme" on BBC 2, and "Panorama" where she spent five happy years before moving onto BBC World. Ms Pillai is also an experienced Corporate Facilitator and Chairperson, particularly popular with international audiences. She has hosted events in Athens, Geneva and Mozambique, and chaired the Global Humanitarian Forum in Switzerland in June 2008. Ms. Pillai holds a degree in economics.

Henry POSNER III,  Railroad Development Corporation (RDC)
Henry POSNER III
Railroad Development Corporation (RDC)
Henry POSNER III is Chairman of the Railroad Development Corporation (RDC). He entered railway service at Conrail, where he served in various Operating, Marketing, Planning and Sales positions. He serves as Chairman of RDC; Chairman of Iowa Interstate Railroad; Chairman of Ferrovías Guatemala; a Director of América Latina Logística–Central (Argentina); and Vice Chairman of The Hawthorne Group. He has lectured and published extensively on railway matters, with a particular emphasis on developing countries. He speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Russian.

A graduate of Princeton University (BS – Civil Engineering), he also holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School.

Peter RAMSAUER, Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development
Peter RAMSAUER
Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Development, 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 Traunstein/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.

Louis RANGER, Former Deputy Minister of Transport, Canada
Louis RANGER
former Deputy Minister of Transport, Canada
Mr. Ranger joined the Public Service of Canada in 1974 and spent most of his career in the areas of transportation and public infrastructure. He was the federal Deputy Minister of Transport for seven years, from 2002 to 2009. Concurrently, he assumed the responsibilities of Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Communities from 2006 to 2009.

In 2009, Mr. Ranger received Canada’s Public Service Award of Excellence for Exceptional Achievements in recognition of his contributions in “important fields such as national security, the integrity of the transport system and the development of national transport policy frameworks” and his efforts in “designing and implementing the largest public infrastructure programme in Canada’s history”.

Mr. Ranger retired from the Public Service of Canada in June 2009. He currently works as a transport consultant and corporate director.

Hans Rat, UITP
Hans RAT
UITP
Hans Rat has been the Secretary General of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) since June 1998.

Significant achievements for UITP under Mr Rat’s direction so far include: UITP’s expansion onto the global marketplace; a stronger representation of all mobility actors within the Association; a more decisive role in policy development; and the a ctive involvement of UITP members in their Association’s activities. Mr Rat’s involvement in UITP dates back to before his role as Secretary General with previous offices including Chairman of the Commission on Transport Economics, Vice-President, and member of the European Union Committee.

Mr. Rat graduated in International Economics at the University of Tilburg.

Bo REDEBORN, EUROCONTROL
Bo REDEBORN
EUROCONTROL
Bo Redeborn has been Director of the Cooperative Network Design (CND) at EUROCONTROL since January 2009. The CND Directorate aims to achieve the design and implementation of a collaborative, high performance pan-European ATM system. He joined EUROCONTROL in February 2004 as Director ATM Strategies

Prior to joining EUROCONTROL, Bo Redeborn trained as an Air Traffic Controller at the Swedish ATS Academy, and was subsequently employed by the Swedish CAA where he took up managerial functions with increasing responsibility.

Johannes REICHMUTH, Institute of Air Transport and Airport Research, Germany
Johannes REICHMUTH
Institute of Air Transport and Airport Research, Germany
Johannes Reichmuth has been Head of the Institute of Air Transport and Airport Research at the German Aerospace Centre DLR in Cologne since 2004. He became Professor of Airport and Air Transportation Research at the Technical University of Aachen that same year.

Professor Reichmuth was previously Commissioner of the Performance Review Commission of Eurocontrol. He also worked on real-time air traffic management simulations and on fast time simulations of airport systems at DLR.

Professor Johannes Reichmuth started his career as a physicist at the University of Göttingen’s Max Planck Institute for Fluid Dynamics, where he received his doctorate

Andreas Renschler, Daimler AG
Andreas RENSCHLER
Daimler AG
Andreas Renschler has been a member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG since 2004, and is Head of Daimler’s Trucks Division

Mr. Renschler has held a variety of positions at Daimler since 1988, including President and CEO of MBUSI Tuscaloosa/USA, and Project Leader of the Multiple Purpose Vehicle department (MPV). He was also Senior Vice President of Executive Management Development, of DaimlerChrysler AG, and Head of the Business Unit of Smart GmbH.

Mr. Renschler holds a degree in Economic Engineering from Technical College Esslingen, and an MBA from Eberhard-Karls-University of Tübingen.

Kentaro SAKAMOTO, ITS Japan
Kentaro SAKAMOTO
ITS Japan
Kentaro Sakamoto is Senior Vice President of International Affairs at ITS Japan, and a Board Member of the ITS World Congress.

Mr. Sakamoto joined Sumitomo Electric in 1973 where he has held a variety of positions, including Vice President of R&D at Sumitomo Electric USA, General Manager of the VICS Center, where he was responsible for Technical Development, and General Manager of ITS Business Development.

Mr. Sakamoto holds a Master of Engineering from the University of Kyoto, Japan.

Eric SAMPSON, ITS-UK
Eric SAMPSON
ITS UK
Eric Sampson was elected Chairman of ITS-UK in May 2007 and was appointed CBE in 2007. He was also a founder member of ERTICO and has been Chairman of its Supervisory Board. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Newcastle University and City University London

Mr. Sampson worked in the UK public sector for 39 years, retiring in November 2006. At the Department for Transport he worked in the Marine, Highways, Rail and Safety Directorates, and led DfT’s work on road user charging, traveller information systems, smart cards, vehicle safety and innovative transport technologies.

Russell SHIELDS, Chair, Ygomi
T. Russell SHIELDS
Ygomi
Russell Shields is Chair of Ygomi. He is a Board Member of the ITS World Congress, founding Board Member of ITS America, former chair of the TRB Communications Committee, and Convener of ISO/TC204/WG16. In 2008, in recognition of his 40 years of defining new industries, the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business awarded him the Distinguished Alumni Award in Entrepreneurship. Mr. Shield received the 1998 SAE-Delco Electronics ITS Award, was named an SAE Fellow in 2007, and was inducted into the inaugural class of ITS America's Hall of Fame in 2008.

Scott Stewart, IBI Group
Scott STEWART
IBI Group
Scott Stewart, Managing Director of IBI Group, is responsible for Systems and Transport, including highway, LRT design, ITS and tolling throughout the world, including Europe, India, the Middle East, North America, Australasia, and Asia.

Mr. Stewart has worked internationally with all levels of government as well as with the private sector, providing advice on cost-effective and sustainable solutions. In addition, Mr. Stewart is a Member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and on the Board of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) and ITS Canada

Sanjivi SUNDAR, Energy and Resources Institute, India
Sanjivi SUNDAR
The Energy and Resources Institute, India
Mr. Sundar is a Distinguished Fellow at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and NTPC Professor in Regulatory Studies in TERI University.

Mr. Sundar was a career civil servant and has held senior positions in Gujarat state, in the Government of India and the Commonwealth Secretariat, London. In his last assignment as Secretary in the Ministry of Surface Transport, Government of India, he introduced major policy changes to attract private investment in the ports and roads sectors.

He has since led TERI's work in the area of transport, focusing on promoting sustainable low carbon transport. Mr. Sundar chaired the Expert Committee on Road Safety and Traffic Management and is currently chairing the Expert Committee set up to review the Motor Vehicle Act. He is also a Member of the high-level National Transport Development Policy Committee.

Mr. Sundar is also working in the area of Regulatory Reform. He was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.

Declan SUPPLE, Accenture
Declan SUPPLE
Accenture
Declan Supple is a Partner of Global Supply Chain Management at Accenture GmbH in Kronberg. He leads Accenture’s Supply Chain practice for the Resources industry segment (Chemicals, Natural Resources, Energy and Utilities) in Austria, Switzerland and Germany, and is a member of Accenture’s Chemicals Supply Chain leadership team across Europe and Latin America.

He is experienced along the entire project value chain, from strategy development through operating model design, process optimisation and implementation. He specialises in integrated supply chain operating models, order management, order fulfilment, transportation and integrated supply chain planning.

Peter F. SWEATMAN, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
Peter SWEATMAN
University of Michigan
Dr. Sweatman has been the Director of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) since 2004. He also serves on the ITS America Board of Directors and on the SAE Truck and Bus Council, chairs the ITS-A Safety Forum, and is Editor of the International Journal of Commercial Vehicles

Dr. Sweatman was previously President of ITS Michigan. In 2006, he served on the National Academies Review of the USDOT Strategic Plan for Transportation Research and Technology. He is a past member of the Ford Global Citizenship Review Committee.

Tetsuro Tomita, East Japan Railway Company (JR East)
Tetsuro TOMITA
JR East
Tetsuro Tomita has been Representative Director and Executive Vice President responsible for Corporate Planning of East Japan Railway Company (JR East) since 2009.

He joined Japanese National Railways (JNR) and then JR East when JNR was divided and privatised in 1987. He has held several prominent positions in JR East, primarily in charge of administrative matters such as personnel affairs and corporate management. He became a Member of the Board in 2000, Executive Director in 2003, and Representative Director and Executive Vice President responsible for Lifestyle Business Development in 2008.

Hermann UDE, Deutsche Post DHL
Hermann UDE
DHL Global Forwarding
Hermann Ude is a Member of the Board of Management Deutsche Post AG, and CEO of DHL Global Forwarding, Freight. He has held various positions at Deutsche Post AG since 1998, including Director of Corporate Organisation, Executive Vie President of the Corporate Office, and CEO of DHL Freight.

Hermann Ude studied at the Universities of Kiel and Mannheim, and holds a degree in Business Administration

Oluf ULSETH,Statkraft AS
Oluf ULSETH
Statkraft AS
Oluf Ulseth is Senior Vice President European Affairs in Statkraft AS. He is also the Deputy Chairman of the Energy Policy and Generation Committee in the European electricity industry association Eurelectric, and a Member of the Board in Agder Energi AS.

Prior to joining Statkraft, he was the Deputy Minister and State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. He has also served as State Secretary in the Ministry for Trade and Industry. Mr. Ulseth previously worked in financial services.

Oluf Ulseth holds a degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH).

Carlo van de Wejer, TomTom Mobility Solutions
Carlo VAN DE WEIJER
TomTom International b.v.
Dr. Van de Weijer is Vice President of Intelligent Transportation Systems for TomTom, and responsible for the Eindhoven site of TomTom. He is Member of the board of the Federation Holland Automotive and ITS Netherlands

Carlo van de Weijer started in 1990 at TNO Automotive in Delft, where he was responsible for setting up a new research field in Electrical and Hybrid drive trains and, from 1998, was responsible for the Business Unit Power Trains. In 2001 he moved to SiemensVDO in Eindhoven to head the local R&D lab for automotive navigation systems. In 2007 this lab was transferred to TomTom with the purpose of enhancing TomTom's role as first-tier navigation supplier to automotive OEMs

Carlo van de Weijer holds a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Technology in Eindhoven, and a Ph.D. from Technical University in Graz, Austria.

Christopher O. WARD, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Christopher WARD
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Christopher O. Ward has been the Executive Director of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey since 2008. He is also President of the Port Authority’s wholly owned entities: Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation, the Newark Legal and Communications Center Urban Renewal Corporation, and the New York and New Jersey Railroad Corporation. He previously served at the Port Authority as Chief of Planning and External Affairs, as well as Director of Port Redevelopment from 1997 to 2002.

Immediately prior to being appointed Executive Director of the Port Authority, Mr. Ward served for over two years as Managing Director of The General Contractors Association of New York, Inc. (GCA).

Mr. Ward holds a Bachelor of Arts from Macalester College and a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard University’s Divinity School. Mr. Ward has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Katsuaki WATANABE, Toyota Motor Corporation
Katsuaki WATANABE
Toyota Motor Corporation
Katsuaki Watanabe is Vice Chairman and Representative Director of Toyota Motor Corporation.

Mr. Watanabe has gained experience in a broad range of activities at TMC since 1964, primarily in corporate planning, administrative affairs, public affairs and purchasing. He was General Manager of the Secretarial and Corporate Planning Divisions before being named to the Board of Directors in 1992 where he continue to supervise work in production control. In 1999, he was appointed Senior Managing Director, and became Representative Director in 2001. Mr. Watanabe was President of TMC from 2005 until 2009, when he assumed the role of Vice Chairman.

Mr. Watanabe holds a degree in economics from Keio University.

Mengyong WENG, Vice Minister of Transport, China
Mengyong WENG
Vice Minister of Transport, China
Mr. Weng Mengyong has been the Vice Minister of the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT) since 2008. He was previously Vice Minister of the Ministry of Communications (MOC) for eight years.

Mr. Weng as held a variety of management positions at the Ministry of Communications since 1972, including Director-General of the Shanghai Waterway Bureau, and General Manager of the Mexico Office of the Shanghai Waterway Bureau.

Mr. Weng holds an M. Sc. from Shanghai Maritime University.

Ron WIDDOWS, Neptune Orient Lines
Ronald WIDDOWS
Neptune Orient Lines
Ronald Widdows has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Neptune Orient Lines Ltd. (NOL) since 2008. Previously, he was CEO of NOL's container shipping unit APL from 2003 to 2008. He joined APL in 1980 and has held senior executive roles in the shipping industry across Asia, the United States and Canada. Mr. Widdows is recognized as a leading industry advocate on transportation public policy issues.

He is Chairman of the World Shipping Council and the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement research and discussion groups, and is on the Advisory Boards of the International Transport Forum and the US Merchant Marine Academy-Kingspoint.

Jean-Marie WOEHRLING, Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR)
Jean-Marie WOEHRLING
CCNR
Jean-Marie Woehrling has been Secretary General of the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR) in Strasbourg since 1998. Prior to this, Mr. Woehrling acted as judge in the French administrative court system. He has also held expert functions at the Council of Europe and the OECD. Mr. Woehrling is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d'Administration in Paris.

Mitsuhiko YAMASHITA, Nissan Motor
Mitsuhiko YAMASHITA
Nissan Motor
Mitsuhiko Yamashita is the Chief Executive of RéD of Nissan Motor. He is also Chairman of the Safety & Environmental Technical Committee of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.

Mitsuhiko YAMASHITA, Nissan Motor
Susan ZIELINSKI
Managing Director SMART, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Susan Zielinski is Managing Director of SMART at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Prior to joining SMART, she was a Harvard Loeb Fellow focusing on New Mobility innovation and leadership, before which she spent 15 years at the City of Toronto catalyzing and leading innovative partnerships and projects geared to sustainable transportation and livable cities.

Susan has developed and brought to her work the concepts and practice of New Mobility Hub Networks (the next transportation infrastructure), New Mobility industry development, Open Source Transportation, and Public-Private Innovation.