Transport and Energy: The Challenge of Climate Change

Peter Augustsson

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 Baer

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

CEO, Airbus

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.

Camiel Eurlings

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.

Peter Hendy

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.

Pekka Himanen

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.

Jack Jacometti

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

Julia KING
Aston University

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 College.

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.

Joakim Larsson

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 since 2006.

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 of 1999.

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

Thierry MORIN
CEO, Valeo

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

CEO, Bombardier

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 (UNIFE).

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.

Rajendra Pachauri

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 Polemis

Chairman, ICS

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.

Scott Price

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.

Werner Rothengatter

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.

Janette Sadik-Khan

Transport Commissioner
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.

Nobuo Tanaka

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.