Director of Sustainability, Industry & International Affairs
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Director of Sustainability, Industry & International Affairs
After graduating from Oxford University, Adrian joined the British Army as an infantry officer and served in a variety of operational roles around the world. He left for civilian life to join John Swire & Sons the UK based trading firm with extensive interests in the Far East, most notably Cathay Pacific Airways, where he spent nearly twenty years in various senior aviation management roles in Hong Kong, Japan, the Middle East and Europe.
In 2007 he left the aviation world to become the CEO of the Country Land & Business Association, a rural lobbying and membership organisation based in London, which he ran for four years. Missing the smell of avgas he joined Etihad Airways based in Abu Dhabi in 2011 where he filled a number of senior commercial roles for airline, before taking over as the airline’s Director of Industry & International Affairs dealing amongst other things, with the airline’s Government relations and Sustainability strategy.
Head of Sustainable Mobility
Angela Hultberg is the global Head of Sustainable Mobility at Ingka group (formerly IKEA Group). She is in lead of efforts related to the sustainable mobility agenda, reducing customer and co-worker travel emissions as well as achieving zero emission home deliveries and services.
Previously, Angela was leading the sustainability work within Customer Fulfilment, focusing on creating a truly sustainable multichannel network for Ingka Group. This included lowering emissions, working with circular initiatives and waste reduction, supply chain management and much more.
Angela holds a masters of law degree from Lund University and has worked for PwC and Scania before joining Ingka Group.
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.
Carlos Rodrigues is the Managing Director of Renault Trucks UK and Ireland. Appointed in October 2018, one of his key focuses is to drive the brand’s electromobility journey, with a full Electric Range of Renault Trucks vehicles available from 3.1T to 26T now a reality. For Carlos, making the decarbonisation of the road industry sustainable is the only way to achieve the required reductions in GHG emissions. With his background in finance, Carlos knows that the equation will not be easy to solve, but believes that today we already have the component parts to answer some of the challenges, and are now on the journey to fossil-free, sustainable transport.
Carlos has over 15 years’ experience in the automotive sector working with the Volvo Group. Starting as an Internal Auditor, Carlos gained a deep understanding of the commercial business. In 2009 he relocated to Spain where he successfully reshaped the Renault Trucks wholly owned operations during the financial crisis and followed this with a move to Sweden, holding various Vice-President roles on the financial side of the organisation. In 2016, he relocated to the UK to become the Volvo Group UK & Ireland Chief Financial Officer. Carlos speaks four languages fluently and holds Masters degrees in both Finance and Business Administration.
Sustainable Transition Manager
Port of Antwerp
Since September 2020, Claudia Mariconda leads the Sustainable Transition department at Port of Antwerp, overseeing all transition projects in the Port. Sustainability is the fil rouge throughout Claudia’s career in the public and private sector in various European countries. A generalist by nature, Claudia focused on stakeholder management and added value creation in minerals and FMCG multinational companies, heading and inspiring global teams in various areas, incl. sustainability, environmental management, risk management and compliance. At the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland, she advised multinational companies on the integration of sustainability into their business strategies and facilitated stakeholder dialogues. A Belgian and Italian national, Claudia is trained in law – she earned a PhD and a Master of Laws from the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, and was Visiting Fellow at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland.
With over 35 years of aviation and consulting experience, David is a subject matter expert in multiple aspects of the airline, aerospace, and maintenance supply businesses. Based in London, he is a Partner with the Transportation and Services team, and also supports the growth of OW CAVOK, Oliver Wyman’s airline technical consulting business, in the European market.
Having grown up with a Father who was a pilot in Southern Africa and the Middle East, some of David’s earliest memories are sitting on his Father’s lap flying over the plains of Africa. “Fundamentality, aviation and airlines are my blood,” David notes.
Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, David earned his MA in Engineering Science from Oxford University and an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management. He started his career with British Aerospace Commercial Aircraft Marketing in the 1980s, served as a Principal at both Mercer Management Consulting’s aviation practice as well as The Canaan Group, then went on to co-found and co-lead the aerospace boutique consultancy AeoStrategy and most recently, led the Aerospace and MRO practice at ICF.
During his consulting career, David has led assignments with leading aerospace manufacturers, service suppliers, and airlines in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and North America. He is a go-to expert in the aircraft maintenance and air transport manufacturing sectors, and airline technical operations, and a trusted advisor for private equity firms. With extensive experience working on strategy development, market analysis, transaction support, aircraft acquisitions/fleet planning, and restructuring, he’s known as someone who has their finger on the pulse of what’s going on in the industry.
Dr Jennifer Holmgren
Dr. Jennifer Holmgren is CEO of revolutionary carbon recycling company, LanzaTech. Prior to LanzaTech, Jennifer was VP and General Manager of the Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit at UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company. Under her management, UOP technology became instrumental in producing nearly all of the initial fuels used by commercial airlines and the military for testing and certification of alternative aviation fuel. Today, under Jennifer’s guidance, LanzaTech is working towards deploying carbon capture and reuse facilities globally to make fuels and chemicals from waste carbon. In 2015, Jennifer and her team at LanzaTech were awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Presidential Green Chemistry Award and she received the BIO Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial Biotechnology and the Outstanding Leader Award in Corporate Social Innovation from the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. She was named most influential leader in the Bioeconomy by Biofuels Digest in 2017 and received the Digest Global Bioenergy Leadership Award in 2018. She was also the recipient of the 2020 William C. Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Advanced Bioeconomy from the Digest, the most widely read online bioeconomy journal. She is also on the External Advisory Council for the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, a dog lover and committed greyhound rescuer, Jennifer holds a B.Sc. degree from Harvey Mudd College, a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Jennifer is also the Director and Chair of the LanzaJet Board of Directors. LanzaJet, Inc., is a new company that will produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for a sector requiring climate friendly fuel options.
Senior Vice President of Electromobility
Emmanuel Duperray is the Senior Vice President Electromobility of Renault Trucks, leading the new entity that has been created to drive the transition towards electromobility and achieve the Renault Trucks commitment for carbon neutrality of its running fleet by 2040.
For Emmanuel, the objective is to develop a high degree of expertise around electromobility projects and partnerships involving all the stakeholders and to propose full electric turnkey solutions to accompany hauliers and retailers in their transition towards sustainable and fossil free transport solutions.
Emmanuel holds a master degree in Business Administration and has more than 25 years’ experience in the automotive sector; whereof 5 years in Germany. He has been working with Renault Trucks for 20 years where he has held several Senior Management positions in aftermarket, new trucks and used trucks marketing and sales, giving him a full comprehensive overview of the business. In his previous position as Senior Vice President Used Trucks, Emmanuel has developed a new and unique upcycling and recycling program for Renault Trucks Used Trucks; contributing to Renault Trucks position as sustainable and responsible business partner.
Senior Partnership Manager
Smart Freight Centre
Eszter is Senior Partnership Manager at Smart Freight Centre (SFC). She is managing the GLEC, the Global Logistics Emissions Council, led by SFC. GLEC is a voluntary partnership of more than 150 companies, industry associations, programs, experts and other organizations. Eszter is engaging companies in the different projects of Smart Freight Centre and develops collaborations. Previously she worked in the logistics industry, coordinating the quality and sustainability projects of an international chemical distribution company. Prior to that, she worked as a sustainability consultant, amongst others she was engaged in carbon foot-printing and green labelling projects. Eszter holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and International Trade (Budapest) and an MSc in Environment and Resource Management (Amsterdam).
Founder and CEO
Hanan established Trucknet Enterprise in 2016 and together with his Information Technology (IT) team developed the company’s unique automatic platform using a smart algorithm.
As an environmental and agricultural expert, Hanan gained extensive operational experience in food and marketing logistics. In his previous position at the Israel Ministry of Defense, his responsibilities included advancing privatization of the food industry and food logistics for the army (IDF). Hanan served as project manager for the construction of numerous solar power plants in the southern part of the country. He is an active participant in the Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Initiative of the Prime Minister’s office.
He holds a Business Administration degree. In addition to his professional activities he supports “Larger than Life”, a public non-profit organization assisting families facing pediatric cancer. Hanan also lectures in the framework of “Unistream” – a non-profit that empowers youth and young adult entrepreneurship in the periphery.
Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
Republic of Austria
Hans-Jürgen Salmhofer is responsible for working on strategies and measures to tackle the climate crisis and reducing emissions within the transport sector. He works in the newly formed unit Mobility Transformation & Digitalisation at the Austrian Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology. In the upcoming years decarbonisation of road transport will be key to meet our international climate goals. This challenge is one of the main thematic pillars within the new unit. Hans-Jürgen is stronly involved especially in alternative fuels and the electrification of road transport.
Ingrid A. Irigoyen
Associate Director, Ocean and Climate
Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program
Ingrid Irigoyen serves as the Associate Director, Ocean and Climate, for the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program and Director of the Aspen Institute Shipping Decarbonization Initiative, an effort to engage multinational businesses and U.S. policy makers to accelerate decarbonization of maritime shipping. She is the facilitator and project lead for Cargo Owners for Zero Emission Vessels (coZEV), a new collaborative initiative to harness the buying power of major cargo owners to accelerate the pace of decarbonization in container shipping.
City of Rotterdam
Jos Streng is Transport planner at the Municipality of Rotterdam. He is the local coordinator for the EU project HARMONY (www.harmony-h2020.eu). His current activities are aimed at efficient and emission free city logistics, and include the electrification of the city’s own fleet and the incorporation of zero emission delivery in the city’s procurement policy. Jos graduated as hydrologist from the Agricultural University of Wageningen. Following the global urbanization trend, his attention has shifted from rural to urban areas, and from the flow of water to the flow of traffic.
Co-Founder and CTO
Josh Giegel is the CEO and Co-Founder of Virgin Hyperloop where he is leading a world-class team of engineers making hyperloop a reality.
Josh founded the company in 2014, when hyperloop was an idea drawn on a whiteboard in a garage. A little over two years later, VH built a full-scale prototype capturing the attention of governments worldwide. Today, Josh is leading the development of paradigm shifting electromagnetic, high power, autonomous technology, bridging the engineering work with unparalleled passenger experience, and working at the highest levels of government to develop a regulatory framework for hyperloop technology.
In November 2020, Josh made history becoming one of the first passengers in the world to ride on a hyperloop.
Previously, at SpaceX, Josh developed the world’s first reusable rockets and led the successful testing of six different rocket engines. From the final frontier to the horizon right here on the ground, Josh shifted his focus to power the earth with revolutionary waste heat-to-power energy technology, leading research activities at Echogen Power Systems.
Josh is passionate about the power of engineering to create solutions that enable people to live their lives how they want – where they want – in a way that is sustainable. This led him to leverage his expertise in high performance rocket engines with his grasp of clean energy generation to develop the world’s first autonomous, high-performance, electric mode of mass transportation.
Josh received an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University where he was a Graduate Engineering Fellow. He holds a BSME from Penn State University where he graduated with honors and was first in his class.
Director of Disruption Technologies
Kim Carnahan is Director of Disruption Technologies at ENGIE Impact, where she leads the firms advisory work on carbon offsets and alternative fuels, including green hydrogen and alternative aviation and maritime fuels. Kim also leads ENGIE Group’s hydrogen business development in the United States. Previous to joining ENGIE Impact, Kim served as the United States Chief Negotiator for climate change. Over nearly a decade at the State Department, she managed the teams that negotiated the Paris Agreement and the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Agreement for International Aviation (CORSIA) and served as lead U.S. negotiator on energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions at the International Maritime Organization.
European policy Director
European policy Director at EVBox Group, with over 10 years of strategic policy experience in European power & transport sectors, EU climate & energy policy and renewable energy. A strong believer in content as a driver to build and enforce thought leadership.
As CEO of EVBox Group, the global market leader in charging solutions for electric vehicles, Kristof Vereenooghe wants the world to step into the future of smart and sustainable mobility. A seasoned technology entrepreneur with a deep SaaS-Cloud software expertise, he has a flawless track record in transforming startups/scale-ups such as Xeikon, LUMA Marketing Technologies and Bynder into key players in their industry. With an installed base of over 200,000 charging points in more than 70 countries, EVBox Group brings durable electric vehicle charging solutions and the most scaleable cloud platform Everon to the world. By playing an active role in promoting Smart Charging technologies with industry partners and public organizations, Kristof Vereenooghe is making sure the future of transportation is electrifying and zero-emission.
President and CEO
Lasse Kristoffersen started in Torvald Klaveness in 2007 heading up the business unit Klaveness
Maritime Logistics. In September 2011 he was appointed new Chief Executive Officer for Torvald
Klaveness and became the first company CEO from outside the Klaveness family.
Prior to joining Torvald Klaveness Kristoffersen worked 11 years for Det Norske Veritas (DNV) in
various positions including 2 years in New York starting up Maritime Solutions Americas for DNV.
In 2006, he became Director of Operation DNV Industry Norge.
He holds a Master of Sciences in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Norwegian
University of Science and Technology. In addition, he has attended IMD’s Senior Management
Program and INSEAD’s Executive Management Program.
Kristoffersen holds the following board positions:
- Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
- Board Member in DNVGL Group
Chief Health, Safety and Environment Officer
Transport for London
Lilli Matson is Chief Safety, Health and Environment Officer at Transport for London (TfL).
Leading London’s work to make the capital safe and attractive for all journeys, to achieve our goal of Vision Zero, where no one is injured or killed on the transport network.
We are also working to address the climate crisis and achieve a net-zero carbon railway by 2030 and to ensure TfL’s environmental performance is exemplary.
Delivering the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and the Vision Zero Action plan for London, as well as setting the strategic direction of our work to deliver healthy streets and to enable modal shift to walking, cycling and public transport. I was a member of the UK Government’s Commission for Integrated Transport and ran my own transport consultancy for five years, delivering advice and direction on policies and projects to promote sustainable travel.
Imperial College alumnus – having enjoyed the Environmental Technology MSc at IC’s Centre for Environmental Technology.
Board Member of the Environment Agency
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.
Max Correa Achurra
Head of the Fuels and New Energies Division
Ministry of Energy, Chile
Max Correa Achurra leads the Division for Fuels and New Energy Carriers at the Ministry of Energy, tasked with drafting and implementing a National Green Hydrogen Strategy. Its current focuses are the development of standards for hydrogen supply chains and applications, the mobilization of offtakers both at national and international levels, and the structuring of finance and incentive mechanisms for green hydrogen projects in Chile. His Division represents Chile at international hydrogen platforms, such as the IPHE, the WEF, Mission Innovation, and others.
Before joining the Ministry of Energy, Max served as the Executive Director of the Solar and Energy Innovation Committee at the Chilean Economic Development Agency, Corfo. During his tenure, the Committee’s work has been largely focused on increasing international collaboration and on the promotion of green hydrogen and other energy innovations as critical elements of Chile’s energy transition.
Max previously worked at Corfo as Deputy Director of Strategy and Sustainability, supporting the Executive Vice President (CEO) in defining and implementing the institutional strategy, and providing prospective and exploratory information to identify upcoming trends. During this period, Max led a team to draft and promote the creation of the largest Technological Institute ever created in Chile – the Clean Technologies Institute – which will have a strong industrial focus on development, scaling and adoption of technological solutions in solar energy, low emissions mining and advanced materials derived from lithium and other minerals. The Institute will receive a public subsidy of up to US$190 million with an additional 30% of the total budget to be financed by the private sector.
Prior to Corfo, Max worked as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Andes Iron, an iron ore mining company that owns two world-class IOCG Ore Deposits along the Andes Coastal Range.
His experience also includes working as an associate to the Energy and Corporate Group of Chile’s largest full-service law firm, Carey & Co.
Max is on the Board of Directors of the Chilean Natural Resources Information Centre, CIREN (part of the Ministry of Agriculture) and as City Councilor for the Municipality of Zapallar; a well preserved seaside area in central Chile. He also contributes to several conservation initiatives, most notably to Corporación Bosques de Zapallar (http://bosquesdezapallar.cl/), Chile’s first Land Trust devoted to preserve a unique Mediterranean forest located in the country’s central coast.
Max graduated from Universidad de Chile, Faculty of Law and holds an MPhil in Environmental Policy, Department of Land Economy, from Cambridge University in the UK and undertook a Certificate Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He was awarded with a joint full scholarship by the UK Government’s Chevening scheme, the Cambridge Overseas Trust and British Gas Group.
Michael Gill is executive director of the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG), the only global association that represents all sectors of the air transport industry. Its mission is to promote aviation’s sustainable growth for the benefit of global society. He was appointed as Director, Aviation Environment of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in November 2013, with responsibility for developing and implementing IATA’s work in the environment field, particularly in the areas of climate change, noise, biofuel commercialisation and the IATA environmental assessment programme. Prior to that, he spent six years as senior legal counsel in IATA, supporting IATA’s external affairs portfolio. In that role, he led IATA’s delegation to three ICAO diplomatic conferences on airline regulatory and security issues. Before joining IATA in May 2007, Michael was an aviation lawyer in private practice at the Paris Bar, acting for airlines and their insurers. He holds law degrees from both King’s College, London and the Sorbonne University in Paris, as well as a masters degree from the University of Edinburgh. He is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and an avocat in France.
Rachel Solomon Williams
Deputy Director, Head of Low Carbon Fuels
Department for Transport, UK Government
Rachel Solomon Williams is a senior leader with particular expertise in energy and environment policy. She is currently Deputy Director, Head of Low Carbon Fuels at the UK Department for Transport, a role she has held since 2018. Most of her work before this has been within the UK civil service, but she has also worked in the corporate affairs team at Tesco and as interim Managing Director at Sandbag, a climate thinktank. Highlights of Rachel’s career have included piloting the UK Climate Change Act through Parliament and overseeing a major review of the Feed-in Tariffs Scheme. When not working from home, she travels to work by bike.
Rasmus Bach Nielsen
Global Head of Fuel Decarbonisation
Rasmus Bach Nielsen joined Trafigura in August 2014 as Global Head of Wet Freight. During his five years in this role he helped transform the wet freight book into one of the global leading players in the market and oversaw more than USD3 billion of transactions during 2017-2019.
In August 2020, Rasmus took up the newly established role of Global Head of Fuel Decarbonisation with the objective of reducing the Group’s shipping emission footprint. Working closely with Trafigura’s Power and Renewables team, Rasmus also focuses on project origination around green fuels and their possible off-takes and furthermore serves as a non-executive Director for TFG Marine. Led by Rasmus then Trafigura in 2020 publicised its global IMO-led shipping decarbonisation proposal which have further manifested Rasmus position in the global shipping industry also through participation in various leading events as panellist and/or speaker (Financial Times, World Economic Forum, Lloyds podcast, EDF, Global Maritime Forum, etc).
Prior to joining Trafigura, Rasmus spent 15 years with various shipowners based in Singapore, Monaco and Copenhagen. He initially trained in A.P Moeller Group and Maersk Tankers trading handy size and tankers. Rasmus then moved to Scorpio Tankers to trade Panamax tankers primarily in the European and American markets. This was followed by a move to Singapore in 2007 where he opened and headed the office for another Italian shipowner. In 2012 he joined Navig8 Group where he was part of the team concluding more than 70 new build tankers at various shipyards in China, Korea and Japan while also assisting the Navig8 Group’s equity raising efforts in Asia.
Vice President – Aviation and Aerospace
Robbie is a Vice President at Oliver Wyman, leading the technical consulting division CAVOK across EMEA. Robbie has extensive aviation and aerospace leadership experience and focuses on airline strategy, Fleet and MRO market intelligence, maintenance and engineering operations, OEM operations, transformational change management and certification and regulatory compliance. He supports clients aiming to improve sustainability in their operations by setting out decarbonisation strategies through fleet, fuel, operational efficiency improvements and R&D.
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.
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.
Chairman and CEO
Sean Doyle was appointed Chief Executive of British Airways in October 2020, and Chairman in April 2021.
Sean first joined British Airways in 1998, where he began his career as a financial analyst. During his time at British Airways Sean held a number of senior roles including Finance Director BA Cargo, Head of Corporate Strategy and Executive Vice President British Airways Americas. In 2016 Sean was appointed to the airline’s executive Management Committee as Director of Network, Fleet & Alliances. As part of this role, Sean was accountable for network and fleet planning, airline partnerships and oversight of British Airways’ business units at London Gatwick and BA CityFlyer.
Prior to his appointment as Chairman and Chief Executive of British Airways, Sean was Chief Executive of Aer Lingus from January 2019.
Sean is married with a son and is a graduate of University College Cork.
International Road Federation
In her capacity as Director General of the International Road Federation (IRF) in Geneva, Switzerland, Susanna Zammataro is responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans for the organization. Established in 1948, IRF is a membership-based organisation, representing leading corporate and institutional players drawn from the road and mobility sectors worldwide. Its mission is to promote the development of roads and road networks that enable access and sustainable mobility for all (www.irfnet.ch).
Named as one of the 40 Most Remarkable Women in Transport by TUMI, Susanna is un untiring advocate for road safety. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the FIA High Level Panel on Road Safety and serving since 2012 as Chairperson of the “Safer Roads and Mobility” Pillar of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration Group (UNRSC).
Susanna has been involved since its inception in the Sustainable Mobility for All (SuM4All) an initiative led by the World Bank that brings around the table 55 top stakeholders in the transport arena. She has served as a Steering Committee Member and currently co-leads the WG on data sharing.
Associate Professor in Energy and Transport
University College London
Associate Professor in Energy and Transport at UCL and PI of the Decarbonising UK Freight Network Plus project has, since 2010, grown a substantial group focused on modelling and analysis of shipping’s efficiency and emissions. He was PI of the RCUK funded Shipping in Changing Climates project, led the 3rd IMO GHG Study, is an author in the 4th IMO GHG Study, is lead author of ISO 19030, co-chair of World Bank’s CPLC Maritime Thread, and has been involved in numerous projects across the academic, industry and policy domains. The group maintains a number of models including GloTraM, which is used by several multinationals to explore shipping’s future scenarios and technology evolution. Along with Dr Simon Davies, he is co-founder of University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS).
Founder & CEO
Val Miftakhov is the Founder & CEO of ZeroAvia, a company that is developing the World’s first practical zero emission aviation powertrain. Val is a serial entrepreneur in EV space – his previous company eMotorWerks has developed the World’s leading platform for EV battery aggregation to provide grid services, and was acquired in 2017. Prior to that, Val held a number of senior business and product positions at Google and McKinsey & Company, and was a nuclear researcher at Stanford Linear Accelerator. Val holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University, Masters in Physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and was a two-time winner of Russian Nationwide Physics competitions. In his spare time, Val makes good use of his airplane and helicopter pilot licenses.