Transportation underpins our society, connecting people, cities, economies and fostering growth and employment. Yet as millions of us move within and between cities and countries every single day, transport accounts for 25% of global emissions.
Decarbonisation action is needed now across all asset classes, full value chains and product life cycles. Electric vehicles may be at tipping point, but heavy lifting is now required to decarbonise the giants of aviation and shipping as well as to commercialise zero-emission freight.
The Transport Transition Summit brings together key stakeholders from across policy, investment, technology and regulation spectrum tackling the big issue challenges in transport’s decarbonisation. This summit will provide expert and high-level discussions on mass transit and mobility, shipping, aviation and freight.
2021 Expert Speakers include:
Lola Ortiz Sánchez
General Director of Planning and Mobility Infrastructure
City of Madrid
Lola Ortiz Sánchez is the General Director of Planning and Mobility Infrastructure at Madrid City Council, responsible for the city’s new Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan, the construction of the new park and rides, cycle lines, and walking routes. Before that, Lola Ortiz was General Secretariat in the Junta de Andalucia Public Work Authority and previously worked in Central Government as a Deputy General Director in the European Funds General Direction responsible for the Urban Axis in the Ministry of Finance. She has a master’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s in public management. Lola is the Vice Chair in the Spanish Road Transport Association, and the chair in the of urban freight POLIS working group.
Rt Honorable Grant Shapps
Secretary of State for Transport
The Rt Hon Grant Shapps was appointed Secretary of State for Transport on 24 July 2019. He was Minister of State at Department for International Development from 11 May 2015 until 28 November 2015. He was elected the Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield in 2005.
Supply Chain Transformation
Ashish has a rich experience of more than 16 years in Sales and Supply chain functions in the FMCG sector. After completing his Post Graduation in Industrial Engineering from NITIE, Mumbai in 2004 he joined Marico Ltd. as a Management Trainee.
He joined Hindustan Unilever Ltd in the year 2006 where he had successfully undertaken several roles in Logistics, Customer Services and Sales functions over 10 years.
He moved to HUL’s parent company Unilever in 2017 as the Global Logistics Director based at its London Head Quarter. As the Global Logistics Director, he was responsible for building the Logistics strategy and leading the Global Logistics Programme across all categories and geographies for Unilever.
In Jan 2020, he moved to the role of Global Supply Chain Director for B2B/B2B2C ecommerce channels and Logistics Sustainability. In this role, Ashish is responsible for developing the supply chain capabilities for ecommerce fulfilment and implementing the Sustainable Logistics program across the globe.
He is happily married to Pallavi, an IT professional and they have two lovely daughters named Navya & Aashvi. Ashish loves to travel to new places, loves motor-biking and enjoys light music to relax.
LATAM Airlines Group
Roberto Alvo is CEO of LATAM Airlines Group, having assumed the role in April 2020. With over 20 years’ experience at LATAM, Roberto was previously Chief Commercial Officer and has held various positions in the group with responsibility for network, alliances and fleet strategy, cargo, IT, strategic planning and finance. Prior to joining LATAM, he worked at Chilean mining company Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. Roberto is a civil engineer and holds an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.