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Co-Chair 

Holger Dalkmann 
Director, Strategy And Global Policy, EMBARQ

Holger Dalkmann has fifteen years of experience working in the field of transport, sustainability and climate change. He joined WRI in 2011 as the director for its EMBARQ program, which catalyzes environmentally and financially sustainable transport solutions to improve quality of life in cities. He provides strategic leadership and management for EMBARQ’s global staff and partners, as well as direction for its fundraising and communication activities. Holger joins WRI with a strong background in business development, research, and policy in the transport and environment sectors.

He is a world recognized expert in the field of sustainable transport and climate change with more than 100 publications. With a track record in working in more than 20 countries worldwide in all continents especially in Asia he understands the importance of communicating in different cultural context and cooperation. During his professional career he has established a strong network in the field of transport, sustainable development and climate change cooperating, working with key UN organisations, multilateral development banks, foundations, bilateral aid, private companies, non-governmental and academia.

Co-Chair

Amy Kenyon
Program Officer, Equitable Development, Ford Foundation

Amy Kenyon oversees the foundation’s Connecting People to Opportunity initiative, which is focused on reforming the rules that shape regional development in U.S. metropolitan areas in order to expand economic opportunities for low-income people. She has more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit and public sector, with an emphasis on developing and implementing finance and community development solutions for low-income communities. Before assuming the role of program officer in 2013, she worked for three years as a program manager with the foundation’s Metropolitan Opportunity program. Earlier, Amy was a consultant with numerous government agencies and nonprofit organizations on projects that helped to improve the viability of low-income communities, promote entrepreneurship among disadvantaged populations and maintain environmental sustainability. 

Amy earned her master’s degree from the New School for Public Engagement’s program in urban policy and management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from Messiah College.

 Board Member

 Katia Araujo 

 Director Of Advocacy, Landesa

 Committed to women’s land rights and the empowerment of women and communities living in poverty, at Landesa, Katia builds and    manages internal and external partnerships to elevate the cause of rights to land in global advocacy arenas and policy frameworks. With  13 years of experience designing and executing social-economic justice programs with specific focus on the Global South and in over 31    countries, Katia led global strategic planning, designing and managing integrated community development projects and tools for advocacy  with special emphasis on women’s rights, governance, land rights using gender justice approaches, and disaster relief integrating peer-to-peer training initiatives. Prior to joining Landesa,  Katia led advocacy platforms in the UN fora to promote security of tenure in several policy frameworks and in particular to the empowerment of grassroots voices, including Rio+20, the Sustainable Development Goals/Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, the Sendai Framework of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction and most recently into the New Urban Agenda.

A native Brazilian, she is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. Prior to joining HC, Katia conducted research on specific women's issues and implemented projects for various NGOs, including the, NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault, Women’s Right Division of Human Rights Watch, International Rescue Committee, and African Services Committee.

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Gunnar Heipp

Director Strategic Planning Department at the Munich Public Transport Corporation (MVG) and Chair of the UITP Sustainable Development Commission

He is currently the Director of Strategic Planning Projects Department within the Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG), the Public Transport Company of Munich. He is responsible for all the development of metro, bus, tram systems, as well as the development of MVG as a multimodal and fully integrated mobility provider. This includes an 18 years experience in carsharing cooperations, creation of a Bikesharing system (MVG Rad), a large investment program in E-Mobility for the city of Munich and a largely developed program of mobility management, where MVG has taken a leading role since 2004, including all other modes of transportation besides Public Transport. Finally, he develops the interfaces to urban development, economic development and environmental issues. Until 2002 he was a Project Manager for large scale infrastructure projects and responsible for international relations at the Karlsruhe public Transport system. 

He holds a master in civil engineering with majors in urban, regional and transportation planning from the University of Karlsruhe (Germany). Besides that, he studied urbanism and regional planning at the Trondheim Technical University (Norway).

Board Member

Jorge H. Kogan 
Senior Advisor to the Vice President of Infrastructure, Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) 

Since 2003, Jorge H. Kogan is the Senior Advisor to the Vice President of Infrastructure at CAF- Development Bank of Latin America and Head of the Transport Group. He also served as Secretary of Transportation of Argentina from 1999 to 2001. He has more than 40 years of experience in the transportation and infrastructure fields working for both the public and private sectors.

Mr. Kogan is also former consultant to the World Bank, IADB, UNDP, OECD, IICA, and other international agencies and private firms, worked in the planning, management, analysis of economic and regulatory issues and public policies and in the privatization and public-private partnerships of different projects. Mr. Kogan graduated from the School of Engineering, University of Buenos Aires, and received a Master of Science in transportation from the Imperial College, University of London.

  Board Member

 Clarisse Cunha Linke
 Country Director, ITDP Brazil

 Clarisse has been a part of the team of Brazil ITDP since January 2012. In Brazil, ITDP has worked in close collaboration with the  cities of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Belo Horizonte, the three winner of the Sustainable Transport Award (STA) in 2015. Further  improvements, such as reforming on-street parking regulations in Rio de Janeiro, transit oriented development in São Paulo, and  ambitious national policy programs have kept the country at the forefront of the field for sustainable transportation.

Clarisse has worked in planning and implementation of social policies and programmes since 2001, with experience in Brazil, Mozambique and Namibia. During the period 2006-2011, she was a director for the Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia (BEN Namibia). BEN then became the largest distribution network of integrated bikes to the implementation of social projects in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2010, she was awarded by Ashoka Changemakers Challenge "Women, tools and technology".  She has a master's degree in social politics, NGOs and development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he received the prize "Titmuss Examination Prize". She studied her post graduate degree at the Institute of UFRJ's economics institute.

Board Member

Jean-Pierre LOUBINOUX

Director-General of the International Union of Railways (UIC)

In March 2009, Jean-Pierre Loubinoux was appointed Director-General of the International Union of Railways (UIC), the worldwide association representing the rail sector and encompassing 210 railways, from 100 countries, across all the continents.

In addition, Jean-Pierre Loubinoux holds responsibilities in a large number of institutions and associations: French Foreign Trade Advisor and Chairman of the Transport Committee, Chairman of the Medef International France-Argentina Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Ecole Centrale Association, Chairman of AFFI (the French association of railway engineers and managers), Member of the Chartered Institute of Transport , Member of the Board of the US High Speed Rail Association., and the Mineta Transport Institute. He has also been selected to be advisor to UN Secretary General, in a High level group for sustainable mobility.

 Board Member 

 Winnie Mitullah 
 Director of the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) and Associate Research Professor at the University of Nairobi  

Prof. Winnie Mitullah is currently the Director of the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) of the University of Nairobi and an Associate Research Professor of Development Studies. She has a BA and MA in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Nairobi, and a PhD from the University of York, UK. She has taught, consulted and conducted extensive research within Kenyan and the African region, collaborating with a number of local, regional and international agencies.

Winnie is currently the Core Partner Director for Kenya and the Eastern Africa region for Afrobarometer Network, the independent, nonpartisan research project that measures the social, political, and economic atmosphere in Africa. She is also chair of the Kenya UNESCO Secretariat Committee on Social and Human Sciences and member of several boards and technical committees.

 Board Member

 Margarita Parra
 Program Officer, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Margarita María Parra serves as a program officer in the Foundation’s Environment Program. She  directs the Foundation’s grants to support sustainable transportation, a critical component of the  Foundation’s work to reduce transportation-related air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, China, Mexico, Brazil, and Europe. Parra joined the Foundation in 2010 from ClimateWorks Foundation in San Francisco, where she helped develop strategies to reduce carbon  emissions in Latin America. Before that, she served as a consultant on policy and research for a variety of environmental organizations, including Greenpeace International, the Climate Action Reserve, and Rainforest Action Network, among others.  

In this function, it provides support for the definition of sector strategies and ensure the adequacy of the transport business and energy strategies with the different countries, sectoral and cross-cutting of the Agency. Previously, she held various positions at AFD, as a means geographical East coordinator, project manager and deputy head of division.
Telecom holds an engineering degree with a postgraduate degree in economics, an MBA and a degree from the ENA, his career led him to work in the telecom, transport and energy.

 Board Member

 Bronwen Thornton
 Development Director, Walk21

Bronwen is an international facilitator, trainer and expert on walking and walkable communities. She is responsible for extending the reach of the international conference series and the International Charter for Walking. Walk21 hosts the only international conference series about walking, with bases  in Hong Kong and Vienna amongst other cities. Bronwen works with communities and professionals around the world to promote walking and to develop and deliver innovative and practical projects, resources and tools to support more walking.

With a background in architecture, sociology and transport, Bronwen has worked for government, business and charities in Australia and the United Kingdom. She also served as the Consultancy Services Director for Living Streets between 2004 and 2006. She has developed strategic transportation policies and delivered key programs to support walking and cycling. She runs professional training and community workshops in Australia, Britain and Canada. Bronwen has on-street experience undertaking walkability audits, reviewing transport and urban designs and negotiating positive outcomes for better communities.

 Board Member

 Geetam Tiwari
 TRIPP Chair Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering of the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi

Geetam teaches transportation planning, traffic engineering and transport economics and finance to  students alongside research. She and her research group have contributed to the introduction of a  Bus Rapid Transit System in Delhi, and guidelines for the design of highway, streets in urban environments and urban public transport systems. She is the chairperson of the board of directors of Innovative Transport Solutions (iTrans), an independent director on the board of Urban Mass Transit Company, and LEAD India. She has been a member of the Working groups on Urban Transport for the Twelfth Five year plan of India and the National Transport Development Policy Committee. 

Dr. Geetam Tiwari obtained her B. Arch form the IIT Roorkee and Master of Urban Planning and Policy, and Ph.D. in Transport Planning and Policy, from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She joined IIT Delhi in 1990 as a Senior Scientific Officer in the Applied Systems Research Programme, and later Department of Civil Engineering.  She has been associated with Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Program (TRIPP), IIT Delhi since 1997 and continues to be MoUD chair professor in the department of Civil Engineering.

Board Member

Armin WAGNER

Head of Sector Project “Sustainable Mobility” at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Armin Wagner is the head of the Sector Project “Sustainable Mobility” at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Eschborn, Germany since 2013. Within this project (commissioned by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)), he is in charge of design, implementation, coordination and follow-up of GIZ activities related to sustainable urban mobility and transport policy, including the Sustainable Urban Transport Project (www.sutp.org), the German Partnership for Sustainable Mobility (www.german-sustainable-mobility.de) and the new Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (www.transformative-mobility.org). Further, he leads the GIZ’s work on international fuel prices (www.giz.de/fuelprices).

Armin graduated in 2002 from the Technical University of Dresden / Germany and holds a master degree in traffic and transportation engineering (Diplom-Verkehrsingenieur)  covering transport planning, transport engineering and transport economics.

Board Member

Sheila WATSON

Deputy Director and Director of Environment and Research at the FIA Foundation

Sheila Watson is Deputy Director - Director of Environment and Research at the FIA Foundation, a UK-based Charity which is committed to promoting safe sustainable mobility across the world (www.fiafoundation.org). She is also Executive Secretary to the Global Fuel Economy Initiative, which seeks to support the development of fuel economy policies across the world (www.globalfueleconomy.org). Sheila has extensive experience of working within the sustainable mobility world, gained over many years of active engagement. She has successfully engaged in global processes from the SDGs to the COP and G20; has supported a range of sustainable mobility initiatives for example to support cleaner vehicles, non-motorised transport, & improved vehicle efficiency ; and has worked hard to build a strong evidence base and reputation at the FIA Foundation for all of these interventions.

Sheila has an Honours Degree from the University of Oxford, and an MSc in Economics from Birkbeck College, London.

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