Transport for a Global Economy
Leipzig, 26-29 May 2009


Earl Agron

Earl AGRON, Vice President Security and Environment, is responsible for worldwide security for APL, the container shipping arm of Neptune Orient Lines. He has held various management positions at APL across Asia and the U.S. for over 25 years.

In 2007, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appointed Earl to the Commercial Operations Advisory Committee (COAC), which advises U.S. Customs and Border Protection on trade and security matters. In 2009, DHS appointed Earl to the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) which advises the Coast Guard on maritime security.

Cumhur Atilgan


Cumhur ATILGAN has been General Manager of the RO-RO Vessel Operators and Combined Transporters Association (RODER) - an institution active in the Logistics sector with particular focus on Intermodal - since 2002. He acted as the Project Manager for the preparation and presentation of the Best Intermodal Project for the Year 2005 organised by EIA, where RODER was awarded with the prize.

Mr. Atilgan joined the international road transport sector in Turkey in 1991 as General Manager in an international association, and has conducted numerous articles and journals on the subject of Intermodality and Logistics.

Mr. Atilgan holds an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Birmingham University (UK), and an MSc. in Production Technology and Management from Aston University (UK).

Jacques Attali

Jacques ATTALI
PlaNet Finance

Dr. Jacques ATTALI is the President and Founder of PlaNet Finance, a non-governmental organization supporting the microfinance sector around the world. Dr Attali also heads A&A, an international consulting firm specialised in new technologies. In 1979, Dr. Attali co-founded the French NGO Action contre la Faim (Action against Hunger). From 1981 to 1991, he was the special advisor to French President Mitterrand. Dr. Attali was the founder and first President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development from 1991 to 1993. He is the author of fifty-one books translated into more than thirty languages, with over six million copies sold all over the world and has a weekly column in the French magazine L'Express.

Dr. Attali holds a doctorate in Economics and is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole des Mines, Institut d'Etudes Politiques and the Ecole Nationale d'Administration.

Peter Bakker


Peter BAKKER has been CEO of TNT since 1 November 2001 and member and chairman of the Board of Management.

Peter joined Royal TNT Post (then called PTT Post) in 1991 and was appointed financial director of its parcels business unit in 1993. He was then a financial control director before becoming a member of the board of management of TNT Post.

Peter Bakker studied Business Administration at the Higher Technical School in Alkmaar and Economy at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Peter started his career in 1984 with TS Seeds Holding BV in IT, later becoming Business Economist.

Thomas C. Barrett

Thomas BARRETT is the Director responsible for the EIB's Structured Finance and Advisory Activities throughout the European Union and for the EIB/EU Action for Growth Initiative. He is currently also the Director of the EIB's Centres of Expertise on Trans-European Networks (TENs) and Public Private Partnerships; on Energy and Environment and on the Knowledge Economy / Lisbon Agenda.

Siman Bennett


Simon BENNETT is Secretary of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). He is currently responsible for the development and representation of shipping industry policy.

Mr. Bennett has spent almost 20 years in the international shipping industry. Following short spells with the General Council of British Shipping and the International Support Vessel Owners' Association, he has had various positions within the ICS and its sister employers' organisation, the International Shipping Federation, representing the global industry at bodies such as the UN International Maritime Organization and International Labour Organization.

Maurice Bernadet

University Lyon
Maurice BERNADET is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Université Lumière-Lyon 2 in France, with a specialisation in Transport Economics. He was previously President of the University and Director of the Laboratory of Transport Economics (LET) at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).

Normand Boivin

Normand BOIVIN
Montréal P-E Trudeau International Airport

Normand BOIVIN is Vice-President of Airport Operations at the Montréal Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport since the year 2000.

Before joining the Aéroports de Montréal team in 1998 as General Manager, Mr. Boivin was Director of Airport Services at the Jean-Lesage International Airport, then General Manager of the Québec City company Station Air YQB, and Director of operations at the Montréal International Airport-Dorval for Transport Canada.

A graduate from the University of Montréal, Normand Boivin also holds a diploma in Air Traffic Control from the Transport Canada Training Institute in Cornwall, Ontario, and a diploma from the Harvard Business School Executive Business Programme.

Alain Bonnafous

University of Lyon

Alain BONNAFOUS is Professor of economics of the University of Lyon (France). He carries out research at the Laboratoire d'Economie des Transports (LET), a research institute of which he was the first Director from 1978 to 1992. He is Vice-Chairman of the French National Council of Transport, General Secretary of the World Conference of Transport Research Society and a consultant expert for various international agencies. Regulation, public choices, pricing and modelling are his main fields of interest. His most recent research concerns public private partnership (PPP) in the area of transport infrastructure.

Till Braun

Germanischer Lloyd AG

Till BRAUN is Senior Manager of Germanischer Lloyd AG. He joined Germanischer Lloyd in 2000, first as Project Manager in the Engine Approval & Emission Certification Department, and then held various positions in Business Development and Marketing and Sales Departments.

Till Braun started his career as Ships Engineer with German Liner Operators. He then worked with Cummins Engine Company, Inc, where he was responsible for Marine Engine Sale activities in Germany and Eastern Europe.

He holds a diploma in Ship Engineering from Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences.

Mary Brooks

Dalhousie University
Dr. Mary R. BROOKS is the William A. Black Chair of Commerce at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. Her research interests focus on transportation and global supply chain management, particularly on the relationships between the buyers and sellers of transportation services.

Dr. Brooks graduated from McGill University, and holds an MBA from Dalhousie University and a Ph.D. in Maritime Studies from the University of Wales. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the International Association of Maritime Economists.

Edward A. Burkhardt

Rail World, Chicago

Edward A. BURKHARDT is President of Rail World Inc. of Chicago, Illinois, a railroad management and consulting company he formed in 1999. He also serves as President of Rail World Holdings LLC, which holds railway investments worldwide. Mr. Burkhardt serves as Chairman of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway in Canada, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway in the U.S.

Prior to his creation of Rail World, Mr. Burkhardt was the founder and for 12 years the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wisconsin Central Transportation Corporation.

Mr. Burkhardt holds a B.S. degree with honors in Industrial Administration from the Yale University and studied Rail Transportation at Yale's Graduate School.

Francisco José Cardoso dos Reis

Portuguese Railways
Mr. CARDOSO DOS REIS is CEO of the Portuguese Railways. He has been a Member of the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) Management Committee since 2007. Until 2007, he held senior management positions in various railway companies, including the Association of European managers of Railway Infrastructure, and the Railway branch at the Head Council of Transport and Public Works, appointed by the Minister of Public Works, Transport and Housing.

Mr. Cardoso dos Reis graduated in Civil Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico, with a specialisation in urbanisation and transport. He also lectured on railway engineering at PhD level for the Universidade Catolica Portuguesa.

Tim Clark

Emirates Airline
Tim CLARK is the President of Emirates Airline and Chairman of the Emirates Airline Foundation, which he was instrumental in founding.

He has been in the civil aviation business since 1972, when he joined British Caledonian. In 1975, he moved to Gulf Air in Bahrain and subsequently in 1985 to Dubai, where he became a member of the founding team of Emirates as Head of Airline Planning.
Until March 2008, he was the Managing Director of Sri Lankan Airlines, the latter position resulting from Emirates' acquisition in April 1998 of a major stake in the airline.

Mr. Clark is an Economics graduate from London University and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Robert Cochrane

Transport Consultant
Robert COCHRANE is an Independent Transport Consultant based in London. Since 1963, he has held various Senior Engineer, Consultant and Management positions, including InterCity Resources Director of the British Railways Board in the U.K., and Managing Director of Coopers & Lybrand Consultants in Hong-Kong.

A specialist in the planning and operation of transport facilities, he is also a Visiting Professor of Transport at Imperial College, London.

Robert Cochrane was educated at Cambridge and Reading Universities in the U.K. His academic work included pioneering work in the development and user of cost-benefit and financial analysis techniques in transport and regional planning.

Melinda Crane

Melinda CRANE
Dr. Melinda CRANE presents the news program "Journal" and hosts the talk shows "Quadriga" and "Capital Cities" on Deutsche Welle-TV. She is also Senior Producer of "Global Players", an international discussion show on CNBC. She has moderated a wide variety of podium discussions and conferences for public organisations and private sector clients, and is a frequent guest and commentator on German television and radio. Among her areas of expertise are: transatlantic politics, climate and environment, business and economics (including globalisation and world trade), new media and the internet.

She 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. Her journalistic experience includes work for the "New York Times Magazine", "The Christian Science Monitor", "The Boston Globe" and several quarterlies and public networks in Germany.

Colin Cridland

Colin CRIDLAND is Head of Market Analysis at Clarksons integrated shipping services provider in London. He specialises in tanker market analysis, covering both crude and petroleum product sectors, but also has extensive experience of the shipbuilding, dry cargo, offshore shuttle tanker, FPSO and vegetable oil sectors.
In his extensive career, Colin has been involved in producing consultancy reports, expert witness work, database development, IT & communications, publications, sales, marketing, broking, projects and research. Starting his career with shipping consultants Drewry Colin moved on to head the research departments of three major London shipbroking companies before moving to Clarksons as company director and head of market analysis in July 2008.

Harald Diaz Bone

Mr. Harald DIAZ BONE is a Senior International Civil Servant with the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on the Climate Change. His responsibilities cover a broad range of topics, including sustainable production and consumption, financial assistance in the field of climate change, climate policy analysis, and sustainable transportation.

Before joining the secretariat in 2002, Mr. Diaz Bone worked as a consultant for the World Bank, Clean Air Initiative of Latin American Cities, in the field of technology transfer of cleaner vehicles and fuels.

Mr. Diaz Bone holds a M.A. (Dipl.-Ing) in environmental engineering and a PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in transport economics from the Technical University Berlin.

Enrique Diaz Rato

Enrique DIAZ RATO is the CEO of Cintra, one of the leading private developers of the transport infrastructure in the world in terms of number of projects and investment volume.

Mr. Diaz Rato joined Grupo Ferrovial in 2000 as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chilean toll roads. In 2004, he moved to Canada as President and Chie Executive Officer of the 407-ETR, the largest toll road in the world and Cintra's most important asset. He became member of Ferrovial's Management Committee in 2007.

A Civil Engineer, Mr. Diaz Rato holds a degree in Economics and was awarded an MBA by the EOI.

Patrick Dixon

Patrick DIXON
Global Change Ltd., UK
Patrick DIXON is an experienced speaker who helps organisations further their strategic goals by understanding future trends. He is often described in the media as Europe's leading futurist.

A successful entrepreneur and physician by first training, he is the author of 12 books, including "Futurewise and Building a Better Business".
Around half of Patrick Dixon's presentations are in-house events for senior leaders, and include detailed research into company priorities, strategy and wider environment. He delivers vitally important insights, specific to each corporation.

George Dragnich

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.

James Drummond

Invensys Rail Group
James DRUMMOND has been CEO & President, Invensys Rail Group since 2006. Prior to this, he was Director of Acquisitions & Projects, Director of Business Development and Director of Supply Chain at Kidde plc, the global fire and safety products company.

Mr. Drummond holds a BA Economics and History, QMC, University of London and an MBA from the University of Cranfield.

Christian Dumas

Christian DUMAS
Christian DUMAS has been Vice President of Sustainable Development and Eco-Efficiency at Airbus since 2008. He was previously Vice President of Air Traffic Management within Airbus, where he also acted as Project Director for the SESAR Definition Phase, and helped to secure a sustainable growth for air traffic. Prior to this, he was Vice President of International Development at EADS Corporate.

Building on his aeronautical engineering background, Christian Dumas has held several commercial and strategy positions within the Aerospatiale Group in the Aircraft Division, ATR and Sogerma. He also worked with "Air Inter" Airline, where he was involved in aircraft and engines acquisitions.

Jasper Faber

Jasper FABER
CE Delft
Jasper FABER is Co-ordinator of CE Delft's work on aviation and maritime transport. He has led numerous projects on the inclusion of aviatio in the EU ETS, including the impact assessment for the European Commission and a study on the impact of benchmarking for DfT. More recently, he has led a project for the European Commission to study measures to address the climate impact of aviation's NOx emissions and has reviewed the Dutch aviation forecasts for the NGO Natuur en Milieu.

Jasper has also led a scoping study on climate policies for shipping for the European Commission and contributed to a study for Flanders on the economic impact of climate policies for shipping. Currently, he is involved in the update of the IMO study on greenhouse gas emissions from ships. He leads the project to design and evaluate European climate policies for shipping for DG Environment and a project for the German ministry of the Environment on the design of global policies.

He has studied physical chemistry and holds a PhD in economic history.

Weijun Fei

Weijun FEI
Waterborne Transport Institute
Mr. Weijun FEI is Deputy Director of the Waterborne Transportation Institute, Director of the China Container Transport Technology Centre and Director of the China Container Standardisation Committee. He is also Vice-Chairman of APEC's Intermodal and ITS Experts Transportation Working Group.

Mr. Fei has 24 years' experience in consulting and research in the areas of international shipping, intermodality and logistics.

Christian Felber

Christian FELBER
Attac Austria
Christian FELBER is Co-founder of Attac Austria, for which he has been a press speaker for 3 years, and a member of the executive board for 2 years. He currently delivers on average 15 speeeches per month, internatioally. He started his career as a journalist and speaker in 1998, and is the author of many books, including "Das kritische EU-Buch", edited by Attac Austria. He has made regular contributions in nearly all Austrian quality newspapers.

Mag. phil. Christian Felber studied philology, political sciences, psychology and sociology in Vienna and Madrid.

Nick Fincham

Civil Aviation Authority
Nick FINCHAM is the Director of Economic Regulation and Competition Policy at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Before joining the CAA in 2003, he held various positions dealing with UK and European economic regulation and competition policy, at the UK Office of Electricity Regulation (OFFER), the UK Office of Gas Supply (Ofgas), the UK Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (Ofgem), and the UK Postal Service Commission (Postcomm), where he acted as Director of Regulation. He also set up a small consultancy company - Black Island Consulting - that provided economic and strategic advice to UK regulatory bodies.

Stefan Garber

Deutsche Bahn AG
Stefan GARBER has been member of the Managing Board of Deutsche Bahn AG, responsible for the Infrastructure Division since 2005.

He joined Deutsche Bahn AG in 2000 as Head of the Central Staff Units, and was appointed to the Board of Management of DB Netz AG as Human Resources Director. In 2002, he became Chief Procurement Officer of DB AG.

Stefan Garber studied law in Saarbrücken, Freiburg, Great Britain and at the University of Chicago (USA) where he specialised in private law, comparative law as well as US contract, corporate and antitrust laws.

Nick Gowing

BBC World News
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, produced by BBC 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'.

Carlos Grau Tanner

Carlos GRAU TANNER is IATA's Director of Government and Industry Affairs. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) represents 225 airlines from around the world and approximately 93% of international scheduled air transport.

He has specialised in the economic regulation of international air transport and antitrust issues, and has been closely associated with the 'Agenda for Freedom' initiative to open airline capital to foreign investors.

Before joining IATA, he was Swissair's General Manager for Government and Industry Affairs, based in Zurich, at the time when Switzerland was negotiating a bilateral aviation treaty with the European Union.

Carlos Grau Tanner holds a Law degree from the University of Barcelona, and an M.A. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Boston.

Jörg Habicht

Hapag Lloyd AG
Jörg HABICHT has been serving in various positions in Germany and other countries, particularly in the sales and marketing areas, as well as operational functions, until shifting his focus to political and regulatory issues as Director of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance at Hapag Lloyd Headquarters.

After studying as a shipping professional at Hapag Lloyd from 1975 to 1978, Jörg Habicht served the German Army before dedicating his further career to the shipping business with Hapag Lloyd.

Stelios Haji-Ioannou

EasyGroup PLC
Stelios HAJI-IOANNOU created EasyJet in 1995 and is currently President of EasyGroup PLC. He started his professional career in 1988 working for the Troodos Shipping Co Ltd, before setting up his own shipping company, Stelmar shipping.

After graduating with a BSc Econ in 1987 from the London School of Economics, he obtained an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School at City University, London. Haji-Ioannou has also been awarded four honorary doctorates from Liverpool John Moores University, Cass Business School, Newcastle Business School and Cranfield University.

David E. Hamm

David E. HAMM
Delta Air Lines, Inc.

David HAMM is Director of Corporate Real Estate for Delta Air Lines at its world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. He has responsibility for much of Delta's airport and off-airport properties functions worldwide, which includes over 180 domestic cities and 120 international locations. His off-airport property responsibilities include Delta's world headquarters, reservations call centres, data centres, aircraft maintenance bases, hangars and cargo facilities, as well as other office and support facilities.

Mr. Hamm's career prior to Delta included working for Andersen Consulting on several consulting projects, including the Delta account relative to the Technical Operations Centre Rotor Shop Detailed Design and Implementation projects.

Mr. Hamm received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from Auburn University.

Yoshitsugu Hayashi

Yoshitsugu HAYASHI
Nagoya University
Professor HAYASHI is former Dean of the Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Nagoya University, and now Director of the International Research Centre for Sustainable Transport and Cities. He has played essential roles in leading the transport research field, land use and the environment in the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS). He chairs the WCTRS Scientific Committee as well as the Transport and Spatial Development Group and the Transport and Environment Group.

Professor Hayashi has taught both at the University of Tokyo and at Nagoya University.

Joachim Hunold

Joachim HUNOLD
Air Berlin
Joachim HUNOLD is the CEO of Air Berlin.

He began his career in 1978, working for Braathens Air Transport, a handling company at Düsseldorf airport. From 1982 to 1990, Mr. Hunold worked for the LTU Group, ending up as Director of Sales & Marketing. In 1991, Joachim Hunold founded "Air Berlin GmbH & Co. Luftverkehrs KG", thereby taking over the American company "Air Berlin Inc." He has been running the company ever since: initially as managing partner, and since the new holding structure was set up with effect from 1st January 2006, as Director of Air Berlin PLC in the function of Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership, Air Berlin has grown from a small company with two aircraft and 150 employees to what is now the second largest German airline.

Joachim Hunold studied law between 1970 and 1978.

Dan Ikenson

Cato Institute, Washington DC
Dan Ikenson is Associate Director of the Centre for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. Since joining Cato in 2000, Dan has focused his research on clarifying the benefits of free trade and the costs of protectionism. He has written and spoken extensively about trade agreements, trade disputes, trade negotiations, the WTO, U.S.-China trade relations, steel, textile, and auto industry policies, antidumping reform, and the importance of trade facilitation reforms.

Hans Jeekel

Ministry of Transport, Netherlands

Since 2007, Hans JEEKEL has been a Corporate Strategist in Rijkswaterstaat, the Dutch National Road and Water Authority, responsible for research, knowledge, innovation and international cooperation. He joined Rijkswaterstaat in 1999 as Director in the Transport Research Institute, where he was responsible for knowledge management, traffic and transport safety, forecasting, and for issues related to transport and society.

Hans Jeekel was a member of the Board of the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI). He is now Chairman of the Domain Operations and member of the Executive Board of the Conference of European Road Directors (CEDR). He also chairs the OECD and ITF (joined in JTRC) Working Party on Reliability of Transport Systems.

He studied Human Geography at Utrecht University and Physical Planning and Land Use at the University of Amsterdam.

Per Kågeson

Nature Associates
Per KÅGESON is Director of Nature Associates, a small private consultancy in Stockholm which specialises in the cost-efficiency of measures and policies to improve the environmental performance of transport.

He holds a Ph.D. in Environment and Energy System Analysis from the University of Lund and is the author of more than 30 books and numerous reports and papers. Among his recent publications are Linking CO2 Emissions from International Shipping to the EU ETS (UBA, Berlin 2007) and Tools for Cutting European Transport Emissions. CO2 Emissions Trading or Fuel Taxation? (SNS, Stockholm 2008).

Candan Karlitekin

Turkish Airlines
Dr. Candan Karlıtekin is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Turkish Airlines since 2003. He is also Shareholder and Manager at Özbakan Makina construction plant since 2002.

Dr. KARLITEKIN was previously General Manager and Consultant for Begendik Store Enterprises Trade and Industry Joint-Stock Company, and Chairman of the Board and Deputy General Manager at the Kalkınma Development Bank of Turkey.

After graduating from the University of Boğaziçi's Economics Department, Dr. Karlıtekin completed an MBA in International Trade & Finance and a Ph.D. in International Trade & Finance and Macroeconomic Modeling" at the State University of New York Albany.

Zoltan 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.

Andy Kershaw

British Airways
Andy KERSHAW is Manager Environmental Policy at British Airways and has led development of the company's climate change programme since 2003. He serves on climate policy committees of the Association of European Airlines (AEA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and made a substantial contribution to the U.K. Sustainable Aviation Strategy.

Andy Kershaw holds a Masters degree in Environmental Economics from Imperial College London, and has contributed to research into multilateral climate policy for aviation competitiveness impacts of emissions trading, sleep disturbance from aircraft noise and noise-reducing flight procedures.

Klaus Kremper

DB Schenker Rail

Dr. Klaus KREMPER is CEO of DB Schenker Rail since 2009, after becoming a Member of the Executive Board of DB in 2005.

After joining Deutsche Bahn AG in 2000, he was appointed Board Member at DB Cargo AG in 2002, and later became Chairman of the Management Board of the company.
He had previously held various positions with Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG, Daimler-Benz Airport Systems and DaimlerChrysler Services, where he acted as Head of the International Business Centre for Aeronautics.
He studied mechanical engineering in Koblenz. He achieved a doctorate in economics at the University of Trier.

Jan Kubis


Ján KUBIS has been Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) since December 2008. He was previously Minister for Foreign Affairs of Slovakia, and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

Mr. Kubiš started his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the former Czechoslovakia from 1976 to 1992, and thereafter in 1993 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia. In 1993-1994 he served as Permanent Representative of Slovakia in Geneva to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations, including the Economic Commission for Europe. He then held various posts at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), where he acted as Secretary-General from 1999 to 2005. He was the European Union's Special Representative for Central Asia with the office in Brussels from 2005 to 2006.

Mr. Kubiš is a graduate of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

Janusz Lacny

Janusz LACNY
Janusz LACNY is CEO of JMJ-TRANS and was elected President of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) in 2007. He has chaired the Advisory Committee to the Polish Minister of Transport and then to the Minister of Infrastructure and 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.

Ray LaHood

U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Secretary LAHOOD's primary goals in implementing President Obama's priorities for transportation include safety across all modes, restoring economic health and creating jobs, sustainability - shaping the economy of the coming decades by building new transportation infrastructure, and assuring that transportation policies focus on people who use the transportation system and their communities.

Before becoming Secretary of Transportation, LaHood served for 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives from the 18th District of Illinois (1995-2009). During that time he served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and, after that, on the House Appropriations Committee.

Catherine M. Lang

Catherine M. LANG

Catherine M. LANG has been Acting Associate Administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Airports since January 2009, after serving as Deputy Associate Administrator and Director of FAA's Office of Airport Planning and Programming.

Before joining the FAA in 1992, Ms. Lang worked for the City of Chicago as Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Aviation.

Ms. Lang holds a B.A. from Briar Cliff College and a M.P.S. from Loyola University of Chicago. She serves on the TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program Oversight Committee and is the FAA's Liaison to the Aero Club of Washington.

Pierre Latrille


Pierre LATRILLE is Counsellor in the Trade in Services Division of the World Trade Organization, specifically in charge of transport and classification.

He was previously Head of the International Affairs Section of the Shipping Directorate at the French Transport Ministry. From 1991 to 1995 he was Deputy Permanent Representative of France to the GATT and then the WTO. He then became Head of the African Section of the Foreign Trade Directorate at the French Ministry of Finance, before joining the WTO in 1996.

Mr. Latrille studied Law, Political Sciences, and Administration at the Institut d'études politiques and the Ecole nationale d'administration in Paris

Gus MacDonald

Macquarie Capital

Lord MACDONALD is Chairman of Macquarie Capital Europe, specialising in the investment and management of essential service businesses, particularly infrastructure. He also currently serves on the Board of Scottish Power Ltd.

Lord Macdonald joined Macquarie in 2004 following five years in the UK Government as Minister for the Cabinet Office (2001-2003), Minister for Transport (1999-2001), and Minister for Business and Industry in Scotland (1998-1999).

Prior to entering Government, Lord Macdonald was CEO and Chairman of the Scottish Media Group plc and of academic publishers Taylor and Francis plc.

Peter Mackie

University of Leeds

Peter MACKIE is Professor of Transport Studies at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. He has published widely on the economic appraisal of transport projects and policies and on economic regulation in transport, especially the bus industry.

He has been a partner in research projects such as HEATCO and IASON for the EU, and has written reports for the World Bank, UNECE and OECD. For the UK Government, he has led research studies such as the 2003 Value of Travel Time study. He has been a Member of the Standing Advisory Committee for Trunk Road Assessment (SACTRA) at the Department for Transport, renowned for its influential reports on environmental appraisal, induced traffic, and transport and the economy.


Marios Meletiou


Marios MELETIOU is a Ports and Transport Sector Specialist at the ILO in Geneva, responsible for Ports, Road Transport, Railways and Civil Aviation since 2003.

He was previously Head of the Port Development Department at the Cyprus Ports Authority for 22 years before working on port projects with the World Bank in Africa. He was also a visiting Professor at the University College London.

Holding and MSc. from the University of Manchester (UK) and an MBA from the University of Indianapolis (US), Mr. Meletiou undertook postgraduate research at the Department of Maritime Studies and International Transport of the University of Wales (UK).

Kunio Mikuriya


Kunio MIKURIYA is Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO). He spent 7 years as the Organization's Deputy Secretary General, leading efforts to co-ordinate the work of the WCO Secretariat with other international organisations such as the WTO, the World Bank, and the IMF, and with the private sector.

Prior to joining the WCO, Mr. Mikuriya worked for Japan's Ministry of Finance for 25 years, where he held a variety of senior posts in the areas of Customs, trade development, budget, and financial policies. He was Director of International Negotiations, of Enforcement, and of Research and International Affairs in the Tariff and Customs Bureau. In addition, he spent time as a Counsellor at the Japanese Mission to the WTO in Geneva and participated in the GATT Uruguay Round trade negotiations.

Mr. Mikuriya holds a BA degree in law from Tokyo University.

Mark Miller

COTECNA Inspection SA

Mark MILLER is the Director of COTECNA Supply Chain Security Europe, Middle East and Africa for COTECNA Inspection SA. He is Vice Chairman of the European Organisation for Security and is the coordinator for the EOS Supply Chain Security Working Group. Mr. Miller participates in the European Security Research and Innovation Forum Working Group 9 and contributes to the efforts of the European Committee for Standardization as an expert.

Mr. Miller holds a BSc degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development.

Eva Molnar


Eva MOLNAR has been the Director of Transport in UNECE since September 2007. She was previously the Sector Manager for Transport in the Europe and Central Asia Region at the World Bank. Before this, she worked as an Infrastructure and Management Consultant, and held various senior positions in the Hungarian Transport Ministry. During this time, she acted as CEO of Kapos Volan, a road transport company in Hungary, and as e Member of the Supervisory Boards of different enterprises, such as the Austro-Hungarian Railways, Raberbahn. She was also a guest lecturer at the Transport Economics Department of the Budapest University of Economics and Technical Sciences.

Mauro Moretti

Ferrovie dello Stato

Mauro MORETTI is CEO of Ferrovie dello Stato, where he has held numerous positions in various sectors since 1977. He became Vice President of the European Management Committee of UIC (International Union of Railways) in March and Chairman of the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) in January.

In February 2001 Mr. Moretti became a member of the Board of Directors of Ferrovie dello Stato, which, in July of the same year, established Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, of which he became Managing Director.

Mauro Moretti holds a degree in Electro-Technical Engineering from the University of Bologna and an Honorary Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cassino.

Arpita Mukherjee


Dr. MUKHERJEE is a Professor at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Affairs (ICRIER) in New Delhi. With over twelve years of experience in policy-oriented research, she has worked closely with the Indian and UK governments, and has run projects for WTO, UNCTAD and ADB. Her research in the transport sector has contributed to India's negotiating strategy in the WTO and bilateral/regional agreements, and has helped the government to initiate domestic reforms.

Dr. Mukherjee holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Portsmouth, UK. She is author of over fifty publications including government reports.

Hans-Martin Niemeier

Bremen University

Hans-Martin NIEMEIER is a Professor of Economics specialised in Transport Economics at Bremen University of Applied Sciences.

Up to 2001, he word for the State-Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Hamburg Senate, and acted as a regulator of Hamburg Airport, implementing price cap regulation. Professor Niemeier has written and published extensively in the area of airline and airport economics. He is Chairman and one of the founding members of the German Aviation Research Society, a Managing Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Hamburg Aviation Conference and a lead partner of the federally funded research project "German Airport Performance".

Dr. Niemeier holds a PhD in economics from the University of Hamburg.

Jos A. Nijhuis

Schiphol Group

Having joined Schiphol Group as a Board member in 2008, Jos A. NIJHUIS was appointed President and CEO from 1 January 2009.

Mr. Nijhuis started his career as an accountant and worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers between 1980 and 2008 in various management capacities; most recently as Chairman of the Board of Management. Here he conducted a successful strategic recalibration initiative to enhance internal processes, modernised the organisation to adapt to changing market conditions, developed and implemented policies to increase gender and cultural diversity and worked to restructure and synchronise the PwC international organisation. He also led the way in introducing CSR policy at PwC through a number of social and environmental initiatives.

Lauri Ojala

Turku School of Economics
Dr. Lauri OJALA is Professor and Chair of Logistics at the Turku School of Economics in Finland. His research interest include international logistics and transport markets. He has been an expert for the World Bank, ADB and EC in development projects in the Baltic States, Albania, Moldova, Ukraine, South Caucasus and Central Asia, and in charge of large EU part-funded projects on transport of dangerous goods and logistics competence.

He is also the initiator of the World Bank's Logistics Performance Index.

Vlad Olteanu

ACI Europe
Vlad OLTEANU is Policy Manager of ACI Europe. Immediately prior to joining ACI Europe in 2008, Vlad spent several years at a prestigious American law firm in their Brussels office, using his political science and public policy expertise to work on a variety of international regulatory and development projects, in such varied fields as telecommunications, transport, chemicals or micro-electronics. He has also represented the interests of a number of stakeholders in the aviation sector.

Vlad Olteanu also gained experience working for the World Bank as a selected expert in the field of international trade law, and has represented both public organisations and private companies on WTO-related matters.

A graduate of the University of Bucharest, the Free University of Brussels and the University of Lille II, Vlad holds a BA in Political Sciences and Masters in European Studies, International Relations and Public Law.

Leif Östling


Leif ÖSTLING is President and CEO of Scania, Chairman of AB SKF, parent company of the SKF Group, and Vice-Chairman of International Service Solutions (ISS A/S). He is also a Board Member of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprises and of the Association of Swedish Engineering Industries. Prior to his appointment as President and CEO in 1994, Mr. Östling held various management positions at Scania AB.

He holds an MBA in Economics and Business Administration and an MSc in Engineering.

Miguel Palomares


Miguel PALOMARES, a qualified Naval Architect, joined the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 1986. As Director of the Marine Environment Division of the Organisation, he is responsible for the Secretariat functions behind all the regulatory and capacity-building matters relating to the protection of the marine and atmospheric environment from ship-source pollution by oil, noxious and hazardous substances, sewage, garbage, alien invasive species and anti-fouling systems, as well as the prevention of air pollution and the control of greenhouse gas emissions from ships. He also serves as Secretary to the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) and Administrative Secretary of the the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP).

Before joining the Marine Environment Division in 2004, Miguel Palomares served IMO as Head of the Marine Technology Section within the Maritime Safety Division.

Maryvonne Plessis-Fraissard

World Bank

Maryvonne PLESSIS-FRAISSARD is a Consultant on Safe, Clean Affordable Transport for Development at the World Bank. She is also Vice Chair of the US Transportation Research Board International Activities Committee, and part of the Management Board and Advisory Committee of several Planning, Research outfits and Conferences.

Until 2007, she was Director for Transport and urban Development at the World Bank. She was also responsible for Infrastructure, Regional Development, Post Conflict, Post Disaster Reconstruction, Social Funds, Employment, Emergency Programs, Health and Education in over 50 countries.

Maryvonne Plessis-Fraissard holds a Masters degree from Paris University and a PhD in Geography from the University of Leeds (U.K.).

Spyros Polemis


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.

Robert Poole

Robert POOLE
Reason Foundation

Robert POOLE is Director of Transportation Policy at the Reason Foundation, a public policy think tank based in Los Angeles. He has advised the FAA and the U.S. Department of Transportation on aviation policy, and has testified on multiple occasions before congressional committees. He is a member of the U.S. Government Accountability Office's National Aviation Studies Advisory Panel.

Robert Poole holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering from MIT and did post-graduate work in operations research at NYU.

Scott Price

DHL Express Europe

Scott PRICE is the CEO for DHL Express Europe. A member of the DHL Management Board, he has held different positions within the Group such as President of DHL Express Japan and CEO of DHL Express for Asia-Pacific.

Mr. Price is a member of the advisory board of the International Transport Forum, and a member of the governing council of the European Central Bank (ECB). He is also a member of the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PEBC), the oldest independent business association in the Asia Pacific.

Jean-Claude Raoul

Jean-Claude RAOUL
Académie des technologies

Jean-Claude RAOUL is Chair of the Mobility and Transport Commission at the Académie des technologies in France. He also chairs the Mobility and Transport Commission at Euro-Case (Fédération des Académies d'ingéniérie et de technologie européennes), and acts as Technical Adviser to the French Railway Industry Association (FIF) and to the European Rail Industry (UNIFE). He is CEO of the European Association for Railway Interoperability (AEIF) and CEO of the Bureau de normalisation ferroviaire.

Mr. Raoul was previously a Technical Director at Alstom Transport, and a Scientific Adviser of the French National Institute for Transport and Safety Research (INRETS).

Lars-Göran Rosengren

AB Volvo

Dr. Lars-Göran ROSENGREN is Vice President of Innovation Strategy & Policy at AB Volvo, and has been leading the development of Group strategies for the renewal of core products and operations since 2007.

For thirty years, he was active in R&D, in areas such as transport solutions, services & telematics, electrification and human factors. As an important customer in transportation, the Volvo Group acts as a logistics operator and supplier of systems and components.

He is a member of several boards for public-private collaboration, such as the European Road Transport Research Advisory Committee and the Steering Board of the Swedish foresight: Transport 2030.


Nicolas RUBIO is a Director in Cintra and heads its Business Development and Technical Department. Over the past 10 years and leading a team of highly qualified professionals, he has been involved in the development of more than 150 private infrastructure projects, mainly focused in transport, in more than 30 countries.

His background goes back to construction, managing in the late 80's and early 90's complex design and construction projects with Ferrovial in Europe and North Africa.

Karl-Rudolf Rupprecht


Dr. Karl-Rudolf RUPPRECHT has been Lufthansa's Head of Hub Management at Frankfurt since 2004. His remit includes operation, the commercial management, infrastructure development and capacity management of Lufthansa's central hub at Frankfurt. He is also responsible for LH ground products and processes worldwide. He was previously Managing Director of Lufthansa Technik Logistik GmbH.

At Lufthansa since 1988, Dr. Rupprecht moved in 1995 as Corporate Manager to Corporate Development in Hamburg and was appointed Deputy Head of Marketing & Sales at Lufthansa Technik.

He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Aachen Technnical University.

Jamal Saghir

World Bank

Mr. Jamal R is currently Director for Energy, Transport and Water in the World Bajk Sustainable Development Vice Presidency in Washington DC. He is also Chair of the World Bank Group Energy and Mining Sector Board, Tranpsort Sector Board, and Water and Sanitation Sector Board. Mr. Saghir is responsible for World Bank infrastructure practice, including strategy, portfolio, human resources and business development. He advises Governments, international and financial institutions worldwide on infrastructure development, energy, transport and water related issues from the conceptualisation to implementation, including advising on project financig, public private partnership and financing structuring.

Mr. Saghir joinded the World Bank in 1990 and held a variety of Senior Management posts, including Sector Leader and Sector Manager in the Infrastructure Development Group.

Mr. Saghir has spoken at numerous events about financing, energy, transport, water, infrastructure development and public private partnership across the globe, and has contributed to several publications, essays and books. He is often called to address financial and infrastructure financing, energy and water issues, at G8 meetings and at high level strategic meetings in many countries.

Stefan Schulte

Fraport AG

Dr. Stefan SCHULTE is Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board and Executive Director of Traffic and Terminal Management, Airport Expansion of Fraport AG. He is also in charge of Airport Security Management, Real Estate and Facility Management, and Legal Affairs.

Dr. Schulte was previously and Executive Board Member of Deutz AG, responsible for Finance and Human Resources. A banker by training, Dr. Schulte studied for a doctorate degree, earning his "Dr. rel. Pol." in 1991.

Mr. Schuster

Formerly Sydney Airport
Mr. SCHUSTER has until recently been responsible for aeronautical pricing and economic regulation at Australia's international gateway and largest airport, Sydney Airport.

His achievements at Sydney Airport have included the introduction of 'light handed' regulation of aeronautical charges and conclusion of commercially negotiated agreements with all airline customers.

Prior to joining Sydney Airport, Mr. Schuster worked for the Australian government, implementing its asset sale and privatisation program, including the major Australian airports.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree.

Dr. Sani Sener

TAV Airports Holding
Dr. Sani SENER is a Board Member and Chief Executive Officer of the TAV Airports Holding Group since 1997. TAV is a group of companies operating ten airports and constructing another four, mainly in the MENA, the Caucasus and in Eastern Europe.

Dr. Şener holds a Masters degree from the University of Sussex in the UK and a Ph.D. from the Black Sea University. He has conducted large construction projects in Turkey, the Russian Federation and the MENA region.


Jeffrey Shane

Jeffrey SHANE
Hogan & Hartson LLP
Jeffrey SHANE is a partner at the international law firm of Hogan & Hartson LLP, based at the firm's Washington DC, headquarters. His practice is focused on surface and air transport, including transactional, regulatory, legislative, and policy-related matters.

Until February 2008, Shane served nearly five years as Under Secretary of Transportation, the most recent of many U.S. Government positions he has held in transport policy and law.

In 2007 he was elected President of the ICAO Assembly, and in 2008 served as Chair of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Agenda for Freedom Summit.

Graham Smith, IRU

Graham SMITH
Graham SMITH is President of the passenger transport sector of IRU, Vice-President of the IRU and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.

Born into a family with a heritage in goods and passenger transport back to the 1890's, Graham Smith joined his family coach business Heyfordian Travel.
Having gained experience in senior management with London and International coach and bus companies, he returned to grow the family business by expansion and acquisition to 140 buses and coaches. He has also co-founded a highly successful Marine Travel Company.

Graham Smith, Toyota

Graham SMITH
Toyota Motor Europe
Graham SMITH is Senior Vice-President of Toyota Motor Europe, responsible for External Affairs. He is also currently a Board Member of the UK Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP), which he chaired for six years, and Vice-President of the UK Institute of Motor Industry. He was President of the UK Society Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) from 2007 to 2009.

Prior to joining Toyota (GB) PLC in 1993, Graham held a number of senior Sales and Marketing positions with Ford Motor Company.

Graham Smith holds a Masters Degree in Economics from Trinity College, Cambridge, UK, and a Diploma in Business Administration from Manchester Business School.

Hartmut Spickermann

German Ministry of Transport
Hartmut SPICKERMANN has been Head of the Civil Aviation and Aerospace 1 Directorate at the German Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs since 2007, where he works on aviation law, airports and aerodromes as well as aviation policy. He has held various Senior Management posts since joining the Ministry in 1980, namely Head of the Department for Government Support and Privatisations in the Transport Sector (airports) and Head of Central Services.

After graduating in regional and urban planning in 1973, he became Research assistant in the Academy for Industrial and General Building Development at the Senior Architect's Office in Berlin.

Ulrich Stockmann

European Parliament
Ulrich STOCKMANN is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament with the Social Democratic Party of Germany, part of the Socialist Group and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism. He is a substitute for the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, a member of the Delegation for relations with Israel and a substitute for the Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee.

After graduating in regional and urban planning in 1973, he became Research assistant in the Academy for Industrial and General Building Development at the Senior Architect's Office in Berlin.

Wolfgang Stölze

Wolfgang STÖLZLE
University St.Gallen
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang STÖLZLE is the Managing Director Chair of Logistics Management at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), and Director of Weiterbildungs-Diplomstudium Logistics Management.

He was previously the Director of the Centre for Logistics and Transportation at the University of Duisburg-Essen, and has carried out research in Business Logistics / Supply Chain Management, Transportation Management, Purchasing Management, Corporate Management / Controlling, and Environmental Management.

Dr. Stölze studied Economics at the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim and Business Administration at the University of Mannheim.

Antonio Tajani

Antonio TAJANI
European Commission
Antonio TAJANI is Vice-President of the European Commission and Member of the Bureau of the Group of the European People's Party.

He became Spokesman for the President of the Italian Council of Ministers during the first Berlusconi Government before being elected as member of the European Parliament in 1994, 1999 and 2004. He was also a Member of the Convention on the Future of Europe, which drew up the text of the European Constitution, and has taken part in all EPP summits in preparation of the European Councils.

He holds a degree in Law from 'La Sapienza' University, Rome.

K. L. Thapar

Asian Institute of Transport Development
Mr. K. L. THAPAR is the Founder Chairman of the Asian Institute of Transport Development and former Principal Adviser and Secretary of the Planning Commission, Government of India. He has been Adviser and Consultant to important international bodies - UN, World Bank, ADB - and has served in a number of countries.

The Institute promotes balanced, equitable and sustainable development for enhancing overall welfare of the communities. It has special consultative status with United Nations and collaborative agreement with UNESCAP. Its extensive country-level membership facilitates its role of fostering regional cooperation particularly in transport and related sectors.

Callum Thomas

Manchester Metropolitan University
Callum THOMAS is Professor of Sustainable Aviation at the Manchester Metropolitan University and Director of the Centre for Air Transport and the Environment (CATE). His particular expertise involves the sustainable development of the aviation industry, environmental constraints upon airport growth.

He has been an advisor to the UK Government, the European Commission, the World Economic Forum and the Airports Council International on aviation and environmental/sustainability issues. He was responsible for establishing and managing Manchester Airport's Bird Control Unit, its Environment Department and Community Relations Department. He has co-authored two books and over fifty scientific papers on aviation/environment issues.

Callum Thomas holds a BSc in Zoology (University of London) and a PhD from the University of Durham.

David Thompson

Economic Advisor
David THOMPSON is an independent economic advisor. He commenced his career at the Department for Transport and subsequently worked in a number of areas of UK government policy. Mr. Thompson held Chief Economist posts at the UK's Environment Department and at the UK Agriculture Ministry. Between 2005 and 2008 he was Chief Economist at the UK's Department for Transport, and Director of Strategy until 2007.

Mr. Thompson studied economics at the University of Manchester and at the London School of Economics. He is the author of a number of books and academic journal articles - in particular on economic regulation and competition issues.

Anthony Venables

Oxford University
Anthony VENABLES is Professor of Economics at Oxford University where he also directs the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of the British Academy. Former positions include chief economist at the UK Department for International Development, Professor at the London School of Economics, research manager of the trade research group in the World Bank, and advisor to the UK Treasury.

He has published extensively in the areas of international trade and spatial economics, including work on trade and imperfect competition, economic integration, multinational firms, and economic geography.

Caroline Visser

Caroline VISSER
Caroline VISSER is a specialist on Road Finance and Public-Private Partnerships at the International Road Federation (IRF). Prior to joining IRF in 2008, she was working at the Dutch Ministry of Transport as Policy Adviser for procurement policy, Public-Private Partnerships for roads, and international affaires.
In 2006, she was seconded to the Direction des Routes of the French Transport Ministry in Paris, where she worked on road concession contracts.

Caroline graduated in 1999 with a master's degree in Public Policy and Administration at Twente University, the Netherlands.

Raphael von Heereman

Hapag-Lloyd Flug GmbH
Dr. Raphael VON HEEREMAN has been Head of Aeropolitical Affairs at Hapag-Lloyd Flug GmbH in Hannover since 2006.

He started his career at Deutsche Lufthansa AG in Köln upon graduation in 1988, where he was responsible for air traffic policy and international relations in North and South America. He then held a variety of posts at Lufthansa Consulting GmbH in Köln, including Senior Project Manager, Head of the Legal Department and Consortiums as well as Head of Sales Coordination.

Dr. Raphael von Heereman studied law at the University of Münster, Germany and Santiago de Compostella, Spain. He holds a PhD in law.

Dr. Eberhard von Koerber

Club of Rome
Dr. Eberhard VON KÖRBER chairs an international Investment and Asset Management company, Eberhard von Körber AG, in Zurich. He is also Co-President of the Club of Rome, co-founder and Vice President of the Wittenberg Centre for Global Ethics. Furthermore, Dr. von Körber is Ambassador of the New Social Market Economy Initiative (INSM) in Germany, member of the Advisory Board of Hapag Lloyd AG and of the Board of Körber AG.

Dr. von Körber was previously Executive Vice President of the Group Executive Committee of ABB Ltd., Zurich, and a member of the Group Management Board of BMW AG in Munich.

Hans-Georg Werner

Hans-Georg WERNER
DB Schenker Rail

Since October 2008, Hans-Georg WERNER has been leading the Intermodal Business Segment of DB Schenker Rail. In this function he is Member of the Management Board of DB Schenker Rails as well as Member of the Division Board of DB Schenker.

He started his career with Deutsche Bahn in 1981, where he worked in the field of production and sales both in Cologne and Düsseldorf. From 2003, he acted as Head of the Market Unit Chemicals / Mineral Oil / Fertilizers, and Management Spokesperson of BTT BahnTank Transport GmbH.

Mr. Werner obtained a diploma in Business Administration after completing a successful training period with Deutsche Bahn.

Ronald Widdow

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.

David Widdowson

University of Canberra

Professor David WIDDOWSON is the CEO of the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies. He is the President of the International Network of Customs Universities; Editor-in-Chief of the World Customs Journal; and Advisory Group member of the World Customs Organisation's Partnership in Customs Academic Research and Development; and a Director of the Trusted Trade Alliance.

David holds a PhD in Customs Management, and has over 30 years experience in his field of expertise, including 21 years with the Australian Customs Service. His research areas include Trade Facilitation, Regulatory Compliance Management, Risk Management and Supply Chain Security.

Sabine Wiedemann

Deutsche Post DHL

Sabine WIEDEMANN has been Head of Corporate Security for Deutsche Post DHL in Bonn, Germany, since April 2007. Prior to this, she had held various positions at Lufthansa, which she joined in 1995, including Head of Security Services and Investigations as well as Head of the Operations Control Centre in Frankfurt.

Ms. Wiedemann obtained a Master in Public Administration in 1985.

Waleed Youssef

TAV Airports Holding

Dr. Waleed YOUSSEF is Chief Strategy Officer at TAV Airports Holding Inc., which designed, financed, constructed, manages and operates five international airports and terminals in Turkey, Georgia and Tunisia, and will commence operations in 2009 of five additional airports in FYROM, Tunisia, Latvia and Turkey.

Prior to joining TAV, Dr. Youssef advised governments on aviation sector privatisation at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group.
Waleed Youssef earned a doctorate in transport engineering, with emphasis on economics and finance, from the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. He also holds a BSc in Civil Engineering and M.S. in transportation engineering and economics from Berkeley.