|Transport and Energy: The Challenge of Climate Change|
Former CEO, SAAB
|Peter Augustsson is Chairman and Owner of
Peter Augustsson Development AB, a business development
consultancy agency working in partnership with other companies
on the development of new technologies in the area of cost
reduction and energy efficiency.
Since obtaining a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, he has held various top management positions in the automotive industry, namely as CEO of SAAB Automobile AB, CEO of AB SKF, Executive Vice President of Volvo Car Corporation AB and Vice President of GM Europe.
Klaus L. AXELSEN
Vice President, A.P. Moller-Maersk, Denmark
|Klaus Axelsen is the Group Vice President of
A.P. Moller-Maersk in Denmark. He has been Head of Group Health,
Safety, Security and Environment as well as Head of HQ Administration
and Services in the HSSE Group since 1 May 2006.
Educated at the General's Joint Staff College, he has held various positions in the Defence sector, as National Armaments Director and Commander of Defence Acquisitions and Logistics.
Yvo DE BOER
Exec. Secretary UN FCCC
|Yvo de Boer has been the Executive Secretary of
the UNFCCC since 2006, after having acted as Vice President of the
Conference of Parties to UNFCCC as as Vice-Chair of the Commission
on Sustainable Development. He was a member of the China Council for
International Cooperation on Environment and Development, and of the
OECD Bureau of the Environment Policy Committee. He also belonged to
the Advisory Group of the World Bank Community Development Carbon Fund
and to the Board of Directors of the Centre for Clean Air Policy.
|Thomas Enders is President and CEO of Airbus and Chairman
of the Airbus Shareholder Committee.
Following his studies in Germany and in the U.S. (UCLA), he obtained a Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Bonn.
Thomas Enders worked for the Germany Ministry of Defence, then for MMB/DASA. Member of the EADS Executive Committee following its creation in 2000, he became CEO of the EADS Defence and Security Systems Division, then CEO of EADS in 2005. He was subsequently elected President of the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) and became Chairman of the Atlantik-Brücke e.V.
Minister of Transport
|Camiel 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.
Commission for Integrated Transport, UK
|Peter Hendy joined the Commission for
Integrated Transport (CfIT) in 2004 and was appointed the Chair
of CfIT in 2005.
Peter Hendy is also the Commissioner of Transport for London (TFL), a post which he has held since February 2006. Previously, he had been Managing Director of Surface Transport since joining Transport for London in January 2001.
In the 2006 New Year's Honours List, Peter was awarded the CBE for services to public transport and the community in London.
University of Helsinki
|Professor Himanen is a Principal Scientist at the
Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, and a Professor
of Creative Economy at the University of Art and Design Helsinki
and a visiting professor at Oxford.
After obtaining a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Helsinki, Professor Himanen directed the Berkeley Center for Information Society, and in Finland acted as Counselor to the President and Adviser of the Parliament. He received the World Economic Forum's Global Leader for Tomorrow Award in 2003. Recently, he advised the International Labour Organization's High Level Commission on Globalization in the field of information society.
Vice President, Shell
|Jack Jacometti is Vice President of Global
XTL Development, Future Fuels & CO2 at Shell International
Petroleum Co Ltd in the UK.
Over the years he has increasingly been involved in the development of long term energy scenarios, including with governments and other organisations. Mr. Jacometti is actively developing partnerships with cities and governments to promote cleaner fuels and sustainable mobility.
Since joining Shell, Mr. Jacometti has been involved in a number of areas including refinery process design, coal gasification, LNG and GTL/BTL developments.
|Julia King is Vice-Chancellor of Aston University in
Birmingham. After 16 years at Cambridge University, she held
a range of senior executive positions at Rolls-Royce. She was
then appointed Principal of the Engineering Faculty at Imperial
Professor King is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a member of the UK's Technology Strategy Board. In 2007 she was asked by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to lead an independent review of low-carbon vehicle technologies and in 2008, Part 2 of the King Review of Low-Carbon Cars: "Recommendations for Action" was published by HM Treasury.
Vice Mayor, Stockholm
|Joakim Larsson is Vice Mayor Pro Tempore of
Stockholm with the responsibility for the division of Housing
and Integration. Mr. Larsson has been a member of the City
Council since 1998 and a member of the City Executive Board
Although his specialisation is in city planning, infrastructure and development, Mr. Larsson also has a wide experience in social affairs.
CEO, Deutsche Bahn
|Hartmut Mehdorn has been CEO and Chairman
of the Board of Management of Deutsche Bahn AG since the end
After studying mechanical engineering in Berlin, he joined the construction development of Focke-Wulf in Bremen.
From 1989 to 1992, Mehdorn was chairman of Deutsche Airbus GmbH in Hamburg and a member of the board of Deutsche Aerospace AG in Munich from 1992 to 1995. He then became chairman of the board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and a member of the board RWE AG until 1999.
|Thierry Morin is Chairman and CEO of Valeo. After a Masters
in BA Management at the University of Paris IX Dauphine, he
began his career with Burroughs, then with Schlumberger before
joining Thomson Consumer Electronics in 1986 where he occupied
the positions of Vice President of the Information Systems
division and Director of finance and planning.
Since joining Valeo in 1989, Thierry Morin has acted as Financial Director and Vice President in several divisions before becoming Chairman and CEO in March 2003.
|André Navarri is the President of Bombardier Transportation
and Executive Vice President of Bombardier Inc. In 2005, he was
named Chairman of the Association of European Railway Industries
After graduating as an engineer from the "Ecole centrale", in Paris, Mr. Navarri held a variety of consulting, engineer and senior positions internationally, at SCET International and EXA International, Alstom Unelec and Alstom Unido before successively becoming President of Alstom Transport Division in France, Chairman and CEO of Valeo SA and President of Operations at Alcatel.
Chairman, UN IPCC
|Dr Rajendra Pachauri has been Chief Executive
of TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) in India since
1981 and Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) since 2002. The IPCC was jointly awarded the
Nobel Peace Prize fro 2007 along with Al Gore, former Vice
President of the USA.
Dr Pachauri obtained a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and a Ph.D. in economics from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA. He was adviser to the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the fields of energy and sustainable management of natural resources from 1994 till 1999.
|Spyros M. Polemis is Chairman of the International
Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and President of the International
Shipping Federation (ISF). He was born in Greece and educated
in Athens, London and the United States. He obtained a Degree
in Mechanical Engineering (majoring in Naval Architecture)
from Stevens Institute of Technology, in the USA, before
doing National Service in the Greek Coast Guard. Thereafter,
he worked for the family business until 1970, when he formed
his own shipping company. He is currently Chairman and
Managing Director of Seacrest Shipping Company Ltd.
CEO, DHL Express Europe
|Scott Price is the Chief Executive Officer for
DHL Express Europe in Brussels. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts
in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina
and an MBA and Master of Arts in Asian Studies, both from the
University of Virginia.
Former President of DHL Express Japan and CEO of DHL Express for Asia-Pacific, Mr. Price is the Chairman of the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC) and a member of the management boards for DHL Sinotrans (China), Express Couriers Limited (New Zealand) and The Logistics Institute of Asia-Pacific.
University of Karlsruhe
|Professor Werner Rothengatter is Head of the
Institute for Economic Policy Research and its Unit of Transport
and Communication at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
He graduated in Economics and Industrial Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe and earned two PhDs.
He is member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the German Ministry of Transport, of the World Conference on Transport Research (President 2001-2007), of the European Transport Forum, of the German Scientific Society of Transportation (DVWG), and of the Editorial Advisory Board for Transport Policy.
New York City
|Janette Sadik-Khan was appointed Commissioner of the New
York City Department of Transportation by Mayor Michael R.
Bloomberg on April 27, 2007.
She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Occidental College and a law degree from Columbia University School of Law.
Prior to her appointment as Commissioner, she was a senior Vice President of Parsons Brinckerhoff. Previously, she was Deputy Administrator at the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Director of the Office of Policy. Commissioner Sadik-Khan has received numerous awards in the field of transportation.
Executive Director, IEA
|Nobuo Tanaka took over as Executive Director of the
International Energy Agency (IEA) at the Organisation for
Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on 1 September
2007. He has an extensive national government and international
experience within the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in
Tokyo, the Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C. and the OECD.
Mr. Tanaka has a degree in Economics from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Prior to joining the IEA, Mr. Tanaka was Director for Science, Technology and Industry at the OECD.