Dr. Anita Breyer, born in Hamburg, graduated in 1989, from her economics studies in Kiel and Bonn, the USA, and Belgium. After that she worked in the of investment banking at Westdeutsche Landesbank (westLB) in Düsseldorf. In 1990 she started working for the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in Bonn, where she has been working in various positions. Among others, she has led the departments in the division for Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. Since 2018 she is heading the sub-division Immission Control, Safety of Installations and Transport. She is married and has three children.
Dr. Anita Breyer
Head of Directorate, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Market Analyst and Product Manager, Alexander Dennis Limited
Based in Scotland, Stefan Baguette focuses on the analysis of market data and trends, and has an active role in managing the company’s product portfolio.
Stefan joined Alexander Dennis in May 2016 from Solaris Bus & Coach, where he had worked since 2007, initially in public relations before building up a dedicated market analysis unit. Electric buses are a particular area of his expertise and he has closely observed technological developments, market trends and policy frameworks across all of Europe and beyond for many years.
Stefan holds a degree from the University of Tübingen and also spent a year at Leeds University.
Market Analyst and Product Manager
Alexander Dennis Limited
John Barry has been responsible for bus network strategy and development in London, including requirements for bus priority and other bus infrastructure. He is a past-president of the International Bus Benchmarking Group and has been a member of the UITP Bus Committee. Prior to working in London’s transport industry, he was a high school maths teacher.
Expert Thought Leader, former Head of Bus Network, Transport for London.
Sofia Salek de Braun’s passion is to contribute improving road safety globally through generating actions and initiatives, highlighting and sharing best practices in traffic planning and traffic management. For her, there are many reasons why safety needs to be prioritized. The pursuit of transport network efficiency led to safety becoming a lesser consideration in many parts of the world. This has resulted in a significant loss of life and has a profound, negative, often permanent effect on many individuals’ health. It also adversely affects economic prosperity, typically in those countries and among those social groups which can least afford it. Being a passionate Road Safety advocate, Sofia Salek de Braun is convinced that her field of expertise, road safety is not only a governmental issue, but that it concerns all. So she leads by example to raise awareness and save lives by changing transport for the better.“We must not wait for tragedies to happen in order to act; “we must act before they happen”.
Sofia Salek de Braun
Solution Director Traffic Safety, PTV Group
Architect, Vice Minister of Transportation, Advisor for the Transport and Urban Mobility Commission at the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation, Leading Officer for the Urban Development Programme for the Greater Metropolitan Area of San Jose in Costa Rica (EU-PRUGAM), Director for Urban Planning and Development at the Costa Rican National Company for Power Administration (CNFL).
Vice Minister of Transport and Public Works,
Kathrin Brost has been leading DHL Global Forwarding’s GoGreen department with its environmental protection program GoGreen since 2009.
In this role, she has developed and implemented the division’s GoGreen strategy, emission & efficiency reporting, carrier evaluation & awards as well as employee awareness & engagement activities. Her core competence is consulting customers how to improve the sustainability of their supply chains and leverage business benefits at the same time. Kathrin Brost has been instrumental in the development of several GoGreen customer offerings such as the Carbon Dashboard, Green Danmar and other transparency solutions.
Since 2012, Kathrin is also responsible for DHL Global Forwarding’s Customer Intelligence Program that aims to regularly measure customer satisfaction and identify improvement areas to drive customer loyalty.
Kathrin holds a M.Sc. in Geology from the University of Hanover (Germany) and a M.Sc. in Environmental Management Practice from Durham University (UK).
DHL Global Forwarding, Vice President, Global Head of GoGreen Program, Global Head of Customer Intelligence
A senior government official in the Philippines appointed by the President as the Chairman of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) under the Department of Transportation – Philippines. LTFRB is a line agency under the Department of Transportation, which is responsible for the promulgation, formulation, administration, implementation and enforcement of policies and regulations affecting land-based public transport services.
Before his appointment, he headed the Commission on Justice and Peace of the Prelature of Isabela, Basilan, actively handling legal aid cases and giving seminars and trainings in the areas of human rights, agrarian reform and labor law, while engaged in peace-building activities in partnership with the Peace Commission during the Presidency of Corazon C. Aquino. He also served as the personal lawyer of current President Rodrigo Duterte.
Atty. Martin B. Delgra, III
Chairman, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, Philippines; Assistant Vice Minister, Department of Transportation, The Philippines
Head of Go Green Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL)
Björn Hannappel is heading the GoGreen team within the central department Corporate Communications and Responsibility of Deutsche Post DHL Group. GoGreen is the Group’s environmental protection program. He is responsible for the strategic development of the program as well as for the implementation of the Group-wide GoGreen Strategy: Mission 2050 – Zero Emissions. Björn is also responsible for Green Technologies within the Group and the GoGreen Products & Services. Further topics in his area of responsibility include carbon accounting, environmental rankings and ratings, green policies and guidelines as well as sustainable urban logistics. Before, he worked as Project Manager and Senior Expert for DPDHL and in a Consultancy with a focus on environmental services and carbon transparency, calculations and carbon neutral product development.
He studied Applied Environmental Sciences at the University of Trier.
Deutsche Post DHL Group
Prior to his appointment as Director of Agora Verkehrswende in February of 2016, Christian Hochfeld was the head of the program for sustainable transportation in China at the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ). From 1996 to 2004, he was a research associate at the Oeko-Institut, a German environmental organization, and served as a member of the institute’s executive management from 2004 to 2010. Hochfeld holds a Diplom degree in environmental engineering from the Technical University of Berlin. He has been a member of the advisory board of the Chinese Electric Vehicle Forum (China EV100) since 2015.
Managing Director of Agora Verkehrswende
Enrico Howe is a mobility researcher and consultant at the Berlin-based Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change. His work focuses on user acceptance among different sustainable mobility solutions. Among other topics, he is focusing on smartphone based mobility surveys, electric & shared mobility as well as international mobility solutions. He is co-responsible for the product development of the smartphone tracking app modalyzer and is applying the app for research and consultation purposes e.g. in Ukraine, Colombia, Germany and Canada.
Mobility Researcher at the Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change
Alexander Jung was a project manager at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Beijing from 2012 to 2016, where he worked on various projects related to electric vehicles and urban transport on behalf of the German Environmental Ministry. Alexander Jung earned his Diplom degree in Spatial and Environmental Planning from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in 2012. During his studies, he was a research assistant at the Institute for Mobility and Transport (imove).
He has extensive experience in public service. Minister of Transportation Management of the Ecuadorian Ministry of Transport and Public Works since May 2018. As a Civil Engineer, he has a master’s degree in Traffic, Transportation and Road Safety, awarded by the University of Azuay-Ecuador. He has held various positions in his hometown Cuenca, the third biggest city in Ecuador: From 2010 to 2014, he was Director of Transit and Transportation of the Municipality of Cuenca and from 2014 2015 was the Provincial Director of the National Transit Agency of the Province Azuay.
Minister of Transportation, Ecuador
Yohnny Raich is the international development business manager at WhereIsMyTransport. Yohnny works with governments across Africa and with international institutions including the OECD and the World Bank to increase access to public transport information in emerging cities by collecting and providing access to public transport data. He has led public transport data collection projects in both East and Southern Africa and has spoken on the importance of public transport data for emerging cities at events hosted by TUMI, UN Habitat and the World Resources Institute. He holds a bachelors of international development and economics from McGill University.
International Development Business Manager at WhereIsMyTransport
Miguel Angel Rodríguez Urrego graduated in 1998 from his Architecture studies at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. In his Master studies at the University of La Sorbonne Nouvelle option – Paris 3-IHEAL in Paris, he focused on Latin American Societies, Urbanism-Geography-Ordinance and specialized in Urban Project at the School of Architecture of Paris-Belleville.
He achieved his professional expertise working within 18 years in the areas of planning, urban planning, architectural and urban design, in the private and public sectors. He worked as a private consultant in Guadalajara and Bogotá and as the Coordinator of the elaboration of the urban development plans in the municipality of Guadalajara (twice) and Subdirector of Projects in the Municipality of Zapopan.
In 2014 he got appointed Planning and Programming Officer of the Metropolitan Planning Institute of the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara (IMEPLAN), occupying as of this year the newly created Directorate of Metropolitan Planning. In this position, he is responsible for the development of the first metropolitan planning instruments, including the Metropolitan Territorial Ordinance Plan and the Public Metropolitan Information and Management System, which is currently preparing the Comprehensive Plan for Sustainable Urban Mobility, among others.
Likewise, he was coordinator of the publication Expansión Urbana Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara (analysis and prospective 1970-2045). Moreover, he has been a professor of Architecture at universities in Mexico and Colombia, as well as a visiting professor of the Master’s Degree in City and Public Space at ITESO in Guadalajara.
Miguel Angel Rodríguez Urrego
Director of Metropolitan Planning, Mexico