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Anders Lie is specialist in traffic safety. He has mainly been working for the Swedish Transport Administration and held his position there from 1995 to 2018. 2019 and 2020 he worked at the Swedish Ministry for Transport. There he was responsible for the program of the 3rd Global Ministerial on Road Safety held in February 2020. Anders Lie has a PhD in Epidemiology from Karolinska Institute in Sweden. He has been an active partner in the development of the Vision Zero. From the start until 2018 he has been representing Sweden as a board member in the Euro NCAP crash test co-operation. Anders Lie has been active in the development of a Management System Standard for Traffic Safety (ISO 39000). Anders Lie has also been appointed as a part time adjunct professor at Chalmers University of Technology. From his retirement Anders Lie has worked part time for AFRY developing the FIA Road Safety Index.
Anders Thornberg is the National Police Commissioner for the Swedish Police Authority since 2018. He is also a member of the Board of the Swedish Agency for Government Employers.
Thornberg graduated from the National Police Academy in 1982. He has had different positions within the Police Authority, working in the Region of Stockholm both as a patrol officer and as a detective. Thornberg started working for the Swedish Security Service in 1986 where he held a number of positions including Head of Communications as well as being responsible for international collaboration, Head of Operations, Deputy Head of the Swedish Security Service and finally Director General and head of the same organization between 2012-2018.
Anders Thornberg has participated in a number of executive education programs within the Swedish Police. He has also completed senior management educations at the FBI in the United States.
Andreas Carlson serves as Minister for Infrastructure and Housing since October 2022. He is leading the government´s work in transport, infrastructure, community planning and housing. He served as member of Parliament 2010-2022, where he was group leader for the Christian Democrats 2015-2022 and Deputy Chair on the Committee of Justice 2018-2022. He started his public service in Mullsjö Municipality in 2006, where he represented the party on the Municipal Council and the Municipal Executive Board.
Prior to being elected to Parliament, Andreas worked as press secretary in the European Parliament and as a journalist. He has an educational background in law and communications from Lund University and Jönköping University.
Anna Nilsson-Ehle was director of SAFER –Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers from its start in 2006 to 2017. Presently she works as advisor and serves on several academic, public and industrial boards. She is chair of the board of Swedish Innovation Agency Vinnova, Lindholmen Science Park, Högskolan i Borås and Swedish Institute for Quality.
Anna Nilsson-Ehle holds a MSc in Engineering Physics. She worked for the Volvo companies for twenty years holding several leadership positions within R&D and general management. 1999 to 2005 she was CEO of Universeum, the National Science Centre, inaugurated in 2001. She has been engaged in European and global research collaborations and is a fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and honorary doctor at KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology. She was awarded the Gustaf Dahlen Medal 2013 and the Chalmers Medal 2017.
Anna Wildt-Persson is a Chief Strategist and Deputy Executive Director at the Swedish Transport Administration, Department of Strategic Development.
She is working in areas such as long-term infrastructure planning, strategic management and urban and regional planning. She is also engaged in international cooperation such as PIARC, EIM and Swedish MoC/MoU’s with international partners. She has served as Head of Unit for Investigation as well as Head of Department of Societal Needs in the Southern Region of the Swedish Transport Administration.
Before joining the multi-modal Administration, formed in 2010, she served as Head of Department of Planning in the South Region of the Swedish Road Administration.
She holds a master of science with major in Economics from Lund University, Sweden.
Anna Wrige Berling is Traffic and Product Safety Director for Volvo Trucks. Volvo Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines.
In this role Anna develops and maintains the vision, the strategy and the guidelines connected to safety as a core value for Volvo Trucks. She provides internal and external shareholders with expert guidance and is a spokesperson of our industry.
Anna joined the Volvo Group in 2000 and has more than 15 years’ experience working with Traffic and Vehicle Safety within the Volvo Group. During 2008-2012 she headed the Volvo Trucks’ Accident Research Team and most recently she comes from managing the area of Traffic Situation Management within automated driving.
Anna holds a Master of Science in Engineering Physics from Chalmers University of Technology.
Arati Davis, COO of Sweden-India Business Council (SIBC) is the Head of the Secretariat with the Sweden India Transport Innovation Safety partnership (SITIS) and focused on innovation for sustainability. Arati is a development professional with over twenty years in the environment and sustainable development sector. She has worked with Oxfam, Sida, and the Embassy of Sweden, New Delhi’s Environment Office. She has worked intensely with e-mobility within the Sweden India corridor and is the author of the report "Electromobility and India, Opportunities for Engagement". Arati is also sits on the board of URBS (Urban Systems) and Pratham Sweden and she holds a MSc. in Natural Resource Management from SOAS, University of London and a B.A. in International Political Economy from Swarthmore College, PA, USA and the London School of Economics.
Boya Zhou , Ph.D. in Engineering, Senior Engineer, graduated from the School of Environment at Tsinghua University of China, in 2016. Currently, he works at the China Automotive Technology Research Center (CATARC), engaged in the operation of automotive third-party evaluation &assessment programmes such as C-NCAP, and organized research on automotive safety and intelligent networking testing and evaluation technologies. He has participated in multiple national scientific research projects, published multiple SCI/EI papers, and won multiple China Automotive Industry Science and Technology Progress Awards.
Dr. Cecilia Sunnevång is Vice President Research at Autoliv, a global market leader for automotive safety systems that saves more than 30,000 lives annually. In her role, she drives research and innovation towards maximizing real-life impact, and to provide solutions for mobility and society. During her 20 years within Autoliv she has worked with development and engineering before joining the Research department in 2006 as a biomechanical expert. She has a PhD degree from Umeå University in Sweden and has published and presented her work extensively in scientific journals and conferences.
Claudia Adriazola-Steil is the Deputy Global Urban Mobility Director and the Director of Health and Road Safety at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. She has worked in the transport sector for 25 years and has been instrumental in developing one of the most innovative road safety programs in the world based on the Safe System Approach. Claudia has significantly influenced the international agenda and those of national and local governments by reshaping the mobility agenda to focus on a system approach to urban mobility. She has experience working in more than 50 cities in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
Claudia has been a keynote speaker in high-level meetings and has been distinguished by the German TUMI initiative as a Remarkable Woman in Transport and with the Brazilian Maua Medal for her work in road safety. Claudia previously held managerial positions in Peru's national government and is a trained lawyer with an Executive Master of Public Administration and an MA in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Public Administration at Syracuse University, New York
Dave Cliff began is his role as the CEO of the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) in April 2017. The GRSP operates road safety related projects, professional road safety leadership education (in partnership with Johns Hopkins University), advocacy and grants programmes and a large road policing capacity building programme. GRSP operates in over forty countries globally and is based in Geneva, Switzerland with satellite offices in Malaysia and Hungary. Dave was previously the Assistant Commissioner: Road Policing for New Zealand and had a range of criminal investigation, general duties and road policing roles. Dave was appointment an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit (ONZM) in the 2012 Royal Honours for leading the police response to the Christchurch earthquakes and other policing initiatives as the Canterbury District Commander and received a second Royal Honour in 2013 as a Member of the Order of St John (MStJ).
David Osafo Adonteng is a highly accomplished professional with a Master's degree in Transport Planning and Engineering specializing in Road Safety. He has extensive experience in engineering, and has been involved in various aspects of road safety, including traffic surveys, safety appurtenances installation, and road safety audits. Since 2005, he has been instrumental in the National Road Safety Authority, contributing significantly to policy development and the implementation of road safety programs and campaigns in Ghana.
Adonteng played a crucial role in transforming the National Road Safety Commission into an Authority. He is actively engaged in international road safety initiatives and serves as a key member of the technical team of the West African Road Safety Organization. He also played a leading role in establishing the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety in Ghana.
Currently serving as the Acting Director General of the National Road Safety Authority, Adonteng is highly regarded as a Civil Engineer, Transport Planner, and Road Safety Expert. He is a member of the Ghana Institution of Engineering and is dedicated to delivering high-quality road safety education, advocacy, research, monitoring, and evaluation.
Eduardo Pompeo is a Design Lead at the Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI) and contributes to the organization's efforts in promoting safe, equitable, and sustainable cities through better street design. He oversees GDCI's program teams providing technical assistance to cities in Latin America, Africa, and Asia under the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS). In previous years, he led our team's work in Brazilian cities like Fortaleza, Recife, and Salvador. Before joining GDCI, Eduardo worked at SP-Urbanismo, an agency within São Paulo City Government in Brazil, where he was involved in projects and programs related to urban mobility and public spaces.
Elisabeth Fauvelle Munck af Rosenschöld is a passionate change agent to make sustainability a true enabler for successful business. Since 2016 she leads sustainability in Supply Chain Operations, based in Switzerland, with a strong focus on reaching ambitious climate targets for global transportation and logistics. She holds a Master of Law from Lund University and a Master of Science in Environmental Management and Policy from the international Institute of Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University. Throughout her professional life she has worked in the area of sustainability within different business sectors and management consultancies.
Ellen Townsend has over two decades of experience in European public policy, including as a senior policy expert at ETSC. For three years, she was responsible for EU Enlargement Policy at the Worldwide Fund for Nature’s European Policy Office in Brussels with a special focus on transport issues in relation to enlargement. As Director of Policy at ETSC since 2006 she has led ETSC’s work advising the European Commission, Parliament and Member States on road safety issues. She has extensive experience working with road safety organisations, policy makers and decision makers across the EU on road safety policy, infrastructure and enforcement.
Dr Etienne Krug is Director of the Department for Social Determinants of Health at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. He leads global efforts to prevent violence and injuries, to address the social and commercial determinants of health, to improve urban health and promote healthy ageing. He oversees the development of intergovernmental resolutions and global reports, the implementation of multi-country development projects, and advocacy campaigns. He chairs the International Organizing Committee for World Conferences on Injury Prevention, the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration and co-chairs the Executive Committee of the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children. He is a member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals. Before joining WHO, Dr Krug worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, USA, with Médecins sans Frontières and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Dr Krug holds a degree as a Medical Doctor from the University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium and a Masters Degree in Public Health from Harvard University.
Eugenia Keller is a Ph.D. scholar at the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q), within the Queensland University of Technology. Her research interests primarily focus on uncovering and addressing the social and public health impacts associated with the road transportation sector, as well as policy development and implementation in complex socio-technical systems and innovative governance approaches. With a background in economics and statistics, Maria Eugenia has amassed over 12 years of experience in the transportation field, in varied and multidisciplinary organizations. In 2016, she assumed the role of Director of the Road Safety Research Program at the National Road Safety Agency in Argentina, where she successfully conducted rigorous and comprehensive studies on the subject, influencing policy decisions. In 2020, Maria Eugenia joined the World Health Organization's country office in Argentina as a road safety technical advisor, offering her expertise in designing and implementing multisectoral road safety policies to various levels of government. In addition to pursuing her Ph.D. candidature, she is currently working as research assistant for the University of Queensland in a research project commissioned by Queensland’s transport authority, within Queensland’s Transport Academic Partnership (TAP). Eugenia is a member of the Australasian College of Road Safety and of the Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management.
Fredrico Carneiro is a civil engineer who obtained his degree from the University of Brasilia in Brazil. He also has a master's degree in Transport, with a specialization in Traffic Safety, from the same university. From 2002 to 2015, Carneiro worked as a Forensic Scientist in Traffic Accidents at the Institute of Criminalistics of the Federal District Police Department. In 2015, he became a Senior Specialist in Traffic, Transports, and Urban Development at the Chamber of Deputies, a position he held until January 2020. During this time, he was appointed as President of the National Traffic Council (CONTRAN) from January 2020 to April 2021 and served as the Director-General of the National Traffic Department (DENATRAN). He was also the Executive Secretary of CONTRAN from April 2021 to December 2022 and later became the National Secretary of the National Traffic Secretariat (SENATRAN) from September 2021 to December 2022.
Gabriel Wikström has previously been Minister with responsibility for public health and health care issues. He has also been a municipal politician and engaged in youth issues. As national coordinator, Mr Wikström works to strengthen, promote and deepen the work of different actors towards transition to a sustainable world according to the 2030 Agenda.
Helena Stigson is a traffic safety researcher at Folksam Insurance Group. She completed her PhD in 2009 at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. Since 2014 Helena Stigson is Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. Helena Stigson has been responsible for several research projects in many different fields such as vulnerable road users, child safety in cars, injury risk for car occupant and real-time driving data. The overall objective of her research during the years has been to study road crashes using a system approach to identify system weaknesses as well as important factors that need to be addressed to further develop a safe road transport system.
Hideaki Takaishi is Executive Chief Engineer at Honda and has had several leading roles in the development of safety technologies in Honda during his career.He is currently Assistant Vice President, Safety Planning Division, Corporate Planning Unit, Corporate Strategy Operations in Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and concurrently also Head of Safety and Human Factor Research domain at the Innovative Research Excellence Center in Honda R&D Co., Ltd. In his current positions, Hideaki Takaishi is in charge of Honda’s global safety strategy to realize Honda’s worldwide Zero Traffic Collision Fatality target in 2050 announced in 2021.
James Bradford is iRAP’s Global Technical Director, with responsibility for the iRAP protocols and tool suite, focusing on consistent and high-quality delivery of iRAP services around the world. James is also responsible for iRAP’s Innovation Partnerships that are shaping new technology solutions to deliver on Vision Zero ambitions. James is a member of the ITF Safe System Working Group and the TRB ASC10 Transportation Safety Management Systems committee which serve as a focal point for addressing issues, anticipating trends, and setting an agenda for transportation safety management (TSM) research.
Jean Todt has had a distinguished career in motorsports and the automotive industry. He started as a rally co-driver in 1966 and participated in the World Rally Championship until 1981, winning the World Rally Championship for Manufacturers with Talbot Lotus in 1981. He was the Director of Racing and Founder of Peugeot Talbot Sport from 1981 to 1990 and the Director of Sporting Activities of PSA Peugeot Citroën from 1990 to 1993. Between 1993 and 2006, Todt was the Team Principal of the Ferrari Formula One team, leading them to multiple world championships. He later served as the Chief Executive Officer of Ferrari from 2006 to 2009. He is also the former President of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), having been elected to this post in 2009 and re-elected in 2013 and 2017 until 2021. Todt's contributions to motorsports have been widely recognized, and he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement for Contribution to Road Safety by the European Commission in 2022
Dr. Jeffery Paul Michael is a Distinguished Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy. His research focuses on the development of strategies for utilizing emerging mobility technologies and methods to improve road safety and reduce health disparities. As Coordinator of the New Mobility initiative at JHU, Dr. Michael is leading an effort to develop evidence-based policy models to steer the deployment of New Mobility products and services for public health benefit. He’s currently leading research to facilitate implementation of the Safe System approach in the U.S. and to develop the next generation of traffic law enforcement strategies.
Dr. Michael previously served at the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Prior to his retirement, Dr. Michael was a member of the Senior Executive Service and responsible for the full range of behavioral safety programs and research.
Jenny Elfsberg has many years of experience working in senior positions within Volvo Group. From 2009 to 2018 she headed up the Emerging Technologies & Innovation team within Volvo Construction Equipment, responsible for explorative innovation activities and related research. During 2018 to 2020 she was located in Mountain View, California where she established hub335, a corporate innovation hub and innovation collaboration community in the heart of Silicon Valley. As head of division, Jenny Elfsberg is responsible for Vinnova’s efforts in innovation management, which include management and organization of innovation activities and the link between innovation, business and sustainability. She is also responsible for the thematic areas Sustainable Mobility Systems, Ecosystems for Innovative companies and the Future Systems team. As a director Jenny is also part of the authority’s executive management team.
Jessica Truong is the Secretary General of the Towards Zero Foundation (TZF), a charity working internationally for a world free from road fatalities and serious injuries. One of TZF’s major programmes is the Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP). In her role, Jessica oversees programs and advocates for policy changes that can enhance vehicle safety and road safety globally. Priorto joining TZF/Global NCAP, Jessica worked for the Transport Accident Commission in Australia, managing road safety programs and public education campaigns on a range of road safety issues, including the Safe System and vehicle safety and technologies. Jessica holds qualifications in psychology and science and is currently completing a PhD in road safety.
Kristian Schmidt is Director, Land Transport at the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport since April 2021. He previously held senior management positions at the European Commission, as Director at the Directorate-General for International Development Cooperation (DG DEVCO 2010-2013), as Deputy Head of Cabinet to European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas (2004-2010) and as Deputy Head of Cabinet to EU Commissioner Poul Nielson (1999-2004). His diplomatic career, initiated at the Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, includes a posting at the UN New York (1997-1999) serving as EU Ambassador to Uganda (2013-2017) and EU Ambassador to Burma/Myanmar (2017-2020). Mr Schmidt is an economist (cand.polit, University of Copenhagen, 1992), and an Erasmus scholar with additional academic degrees from France (Licence Sciences Economiques, Université d’Aix-en-Provence, 1989 and studies at Sciences Politiques, IEP, Paris,1992), from Italy (International Relations, Universita di Bologna, 1991) and the United Kingdom (MPhil International Relations with distinction from the University of Cambridge, 1993).
Dr. Lars Ekman has a background as researcher at Lund University. The research focused on road safety evaluation applied on pedestrians and bicyclists. Dr. Ekman has also for a long time been involved in international collaboration in the field of road safety both on a European level with CEDR, the organisation of European national road administrations, and at the international arena. At present Dr. Ekman is a road safety expert at the Swedish Transport Administration with special emphasis on road safety countermeasures.
Lotte Brondum has led the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance) since its inception in 2014, and is representing and strengthening the voice of its 320 members in 100+ countries, empowering NGOs advocacy and accountability for evidence based actions in the Second Decade of Action.
Lotte has a degree in Medical Anthropology from University of Copenhagen, and advanced degrees in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Nursing Science from the University of Southern Denmark.
Dr. Maria Krafft is Director of Traffic Safety at the Swedish Transport Administration. She holds a PhD and is Associate Professor in Traffic Medicine at Umeå University in Sweden. Maria has had several international assignments within the field of road safety, such as being a member of the Academic Expert Group for the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in 2020. Before joining the Swedish Transport Administration, she worked at the insurance company Folksam, where she both served as a researcher and later as head of their sustainability unit.
Dr. Matts-Åke Belin is, since January 2022, Global Lead for the Decade of Acton for Road Safety at the World Health Organization (WHO). Dr. Belin has over 30 years of experience within the Swedish government where he primarily has worked on overall safety policies, strategies and collaboration with different stakeholders. Before Dr. Belin joined the WHO he was the Director of Vision Zero Academy at the Swedish Transport Administration.
Dr. Belin has had several international assignments, such as chairman of the technical committee on Road Safety at the World Road Association; international representative at the US Transportation Research Board (TRB) standing committee on Transportation Safety Management; and Swedish delegate in the UN Road Safety Collaboration. Dr. Belin has a PhD in public health policy from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and he is also affiliated with KTH Royal Technology Institute where he is serving as an adjunct professor on road safety.
Michael Neuwesteeg joined Austroads in 2021 and leads the Road Safety & Design Program. He has a background in statistics and worked as an analyst for Victoria Police, WorkSafe Victoria and the Australian Bureau of Statistics. In 2008 he joined the Transport Accident Commission in Victoria to manage its road safety research program, and developed one of the world’s richest road safety datasets. In 2016 he partnered with VicRoads to establish the team that delivered Victoria’s $1.7 billion Safe System Road Infrastructure Program, and then served as director of the TAC’s road safety programs and policy portfolios.
Michel Charton is Senior Vice President Health Safety Environment of TOTAL. Born in 1961, he is a graduate of Ecole Centrale de Lyon (1985).
Michel Charton joined the Company in 1986 and has spent his entire career with TOTAL. After holding a number of operation, business and human resources positions in the refining division he was appointed CEO of SARA (Société Anonyme de la Raffinerie des Antilles) a Refinery in the French West Indies in 2004.
He was General Manager of Donges Refinery in 2009. Three years later he was appointed General Manager of Carling Petrochemical site where he led the transformation of the Plateform.
In 2014, Michel was appointed Senior Vice President Refining Base Chemicals Europe, Chairman of Total Refining France and Total Petrochemical France while he also sat on the Group Performance Management Committee.
Mikkel Balskilde Hansen is Head of Section at the Department of Mobility, Climate Action and City Structures at the City of Copenhagen. He has been with the City Administration since 2008 in various positions. Keywords are traffic management, ITS and sustainable and safe transportation. He is currently in charge of implementing the Action Plan regarding traffic safety in the city.
Måns Svensson, Dean of School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences at Halmstad University and professor of Sociology of Law. Before joining Halmstad University, Svensson worked at Lund University, where he, among other, initiated Lund university Internet Institute and headed the research center Work, Technology and Social Change. Svensson’s research focus is on sociology of law and norm-science in relation to new technology. His doctoral thesis was on road traffic safety from a socio-legal perspective.
Nazir Alli has over 45 years’ experience as a distinguished civil engineer in both public and private sectors. He was the founding CEO of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) in post-apartheid South Africa and is a globally recognized leader in public-private partnerships (PPPs), innovative contract models and change management. He has served on numerous private and public sector Boards and continues to do so, including being the President of the World Road Association (PIARC).
Dr Nhan Tran holds a graduate degree in International Public Health and a PhD in Health Systems Research with an emphasis on road safety from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. He started his career as an educator and then as a science advisor within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Later, as a researcher at Johns Hopkins University, he co-founded the International Injury Research Unit (IIRU). Dr Tran joined WHO in 2011 and was previously the Manager of the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research. In October 2017 he assumed his current role as the Head of Safety and Mobility.
Per Ericson is the Executive Vice President of Human Resources & Sustainability at Autoliv, Inc., the world's leading automotive safety systems provider. One of his key responsibilities is leading Autoliv's impact assessments and implementation plans for sustainability. Autoliv develops, manufactures, and markets protective systems such as airbags, seat belts, and steering wheels for major automotive manufacturers worldwide. The company also provides mobility safety solutions like pedestrian protection, connected safety services, and safety solutions for riders of powered two-wheelers. Autoliv aims to challenge and redefine the mobility safety standards to deliver leading solutions sustainably. In 2021, the company's products saved nearly 35,000 lives and prevented more than 300,000 severe injuries annually. With over 60,000 associates in 28 countries, Autoliv is committed to its vision of Saving More Lives. The company drives innovation, research, and development at its 14 technical centers, with 20 test tracks, and quality is at the heart of everything it does.
Peter Kronberg is the head of Autoliv Governmental Affairs. In this role, he is responsible for directing global external stakeholder engagements with the aim to ensure Autoliv is aware and prepared for future demands and challenges, and for ensuring Autoliv uses its expertise and technology leadership to address global safety and sustainable mobility challenges by maintaining an active dialogue with political, academic, and industrial stakeholders, as well as forming international partnerships and programs.
Roberto Maiorana is an experienced Director with a background in the transportation industry. Currently serving as the Director-General of the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket), he has a demonstrated history of leadership and accomplishments. Prior to his current role, he held the position of Executive Director of Traffic Management within the Swedish Transport Administration from 2016 to 2022.
Before joining the Swedish Transport Administration, Maiorana held several key positions within the aviation sector. He served as the CEO of SAS Ground Handling Sweden from 2013 to 2016 and as the Vice President of the SAS Customer Contact Center from 2011 to 2013. Maiorana also held various managerial roles within SAS, including Head of SAS Customer Contact Center, Head of SAS Project Management Marketing and Sales, and Vice President of Marketing & Sales for SAS International.
Mr. Said Dahdah is the Head of the Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) and Global Lead for Road Safety at the World Bank. Said is recognized as an international road safety expert, with more than 15 years of development experience, including policy dialogue, program development, and portfolio management in the transport sector.
Samantha Cockfield is the Head of Road Safety at the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) in Victoria, Australia. She has been involved in the road safety field since 1992, beginning as an economist working on the development and evaluation of accident blackspot programs, she has since developed behavioural programs including many of the TAC’s well-known public education campaigns. In her position, Samantha is responsible for the development and delivery of the TAC’s road safety strategy which spans road infrastructure, vehicle safety initiatives and a range of programs designed to improve road user behaviours. She is a strong advocate for the implementation of the safe system and has dedicated her career to the elimination of death and serious injury on the road – advocating for road safety within Australia and internationally. Sam has considerable experience in strategy development and in the successful delivery of large scale road safety programs.
Saul Billingsley serves as a Trustee of the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP), a UK charity which advocates for safer road design across the world. He has served on boards of organisations including the World Bank’s Global Road Safety Facility, the steering committee of the UN Road Safety Fund, the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP), Safe Kids Worldwide, and the UK Road Safety Foundation. Saul founded the Child Health Initiative, an informal partnership of UN agencies, NGOs and foundations raising child and youth rights on the global transport and urban planning agenda. As Deputy Director of the FIA Foundation he co-developed and coordinated the Make Roads Safe campaign, which led the first calls for a UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. Prior to joining the FIA Foundation at launch in 2002, Saul was policy director at the FIA’s Brussels Office, a campaigns manager for the RAC, and began his career as a political assistant for Labour members of parliament. He is a graduate of Newcastle and Cardiff universities.
Sven Ove Hansson, professor emeritus in philosophy at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, is editor-in-chief of the philosophical journal Theoria, member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and past president of the Society for Philosophy and Technology. He received the Distinguished Achievement Award of the Society for Risk Analysis in 2023. He is the author or editor of nineteen books and the author of more than 400 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on moral and political philosophy, the philosophy of science and technology, logic, decision theory and the philosophy of risk. He has a long-standing interest in ethics of traffic safety, and he is one of the editors of the Vision Zero Handbook.
Thomas Deloison has been leading the transport & mobility Pathway at WBCSD since 2018 Initially focusing on urban Mobility and Transport Planning to now extending beyond Automotive and re-focused on the climate imperative, putting members into action to invest in Zero Emission Vehicles adoption or to act on the automotive supply chain. This is completed by a recent focus on the intersection of Sustainable mobility and inequality. Thomas uses nearly 20 years of professional experience gained mainly in the automotive sector to apply a passion for strategy, design thinking, and operational excellence to advance WBCSD’s strategy.
His exposure to Product Strategy, Marketing Strategy, Executive Office, Corporate Planning, and Program Management provides a wide array of skills that helps to act across the organization.
Thomas has a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, completed with a master’s in Business and Administration with a specialization in Marketing he lives in Switzerland since 2008.
Ursula Edström, police inspector, at the Division for Innovation in Policing and Law Enforcement
Mrs Ursula Edström has been a policeofficer for over 34 years and has a profound knowledge on road safety and the Vision Zero. Mrs. Edström works primarily with strategic matters and development projects. She´s an expert on how the Police works strategically and on long term with road safety and in implementing the Vision Zero.
Véronique Feypell is a civil engineer, having graduated in 1993 from the Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Public (ESTP), in Paris (France). She began her career at the OECD in 1994, with the Road Transport Research Programme. Since then, she has held different positions within the OECD’s transport sector.
Now Manager for road safety at the International Transport Forum, Veronique Feypell is responsible for research projects in the field of road safety and transport infrastructure. She is leading the working groups of the International Transport Forum on the implementation of the Safe System approach. Véronique is also the project manager of IRTAD, the International Group on Traffic Safety Data and their Analysis. She oversees the wide variety of IRTAD activities, including the IRTAD database and the annual report on road safety performance.
Weimin Ren joined the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) as Director of the Transport Division in 2018, and currently also serves as Chair of the Steering Committee of the United Nations Road Safety Fund (UNRSF). Prior to joining the ESCAP, Mr. Weimin Ren served as Director General of the Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Transport, China. During his time there he dealt with a wide range of economic, technical and legal issues of the transport sector at regional and multilateral platforms and was deeply involved in the negotiations on China’s accession to the WTO, the implementation of regional transport connectivity initiatives, and the development and adoption of a number of international maritime conventions. Mr. Ren is currently leading his team in ESCAP Secretariat to promote sustainable transport development in Asia and the Pacific, and guiding UNRSF to address global road safety issues.
Dr. Wolfram Hell is an esteemed Medical Doctor specializing in Traumabiomechanics and Accident Analysis. He completed his medical studies between 1980 and 1987, including Antwerp/Belgium, Munich, and Charlottesville/USA. From 1987 to 1992, he contributed to Motorcycle and Car Accident Analysis at the BMW Accident Research team.
In 1992, Dr. Hell became the Head of Biomechanics and Medicine at the GDV Institute of Vehicle Safety in Munich, IFM, a position he held until the institute moved to Berlin in 2003. Since 2004, he has been affiliated with the LMU Munich, Institute for Forensic Medicine, conducting extensive research in Medical Biomechanical Accident Analysis.
Dr. Hell's serves as the President of the GMTTB Society of Medical and Technical Trauma Biomechanics, covering Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. He is also an active member of the German Traffic Safety Council DVR. Additionally, Dr. Hell offers his expertise as a Ambassador for Bavaria for the VOD (Traffic Victim Association Germany) and as an expert for the Consumer Test Organization for Bicycle Helmets and Child Seats.
Professor Wong Shaw Voon obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Dublin City University, Ireland and has more than 20 years of international experience in academic, research, management, and advisory roles. He has been serving the Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, University Putra Malaysia since 1997. He was seconded to the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) in 2007 as the Director of Vehicle Safety and Biomechanics Research Centre and then appointed as the Director-General of MIROS in 2011. He has supervised more than 400 traffic collisions, provided his expert opinions to more than 120 motor vehicle accidents in various Courts and produced over 500 scientific and technical publications. Professor Wong is currently the Chairman of MIROS Board of Directors.
Ylva Wessén currently serves as the President and CEO of Folksam, a leading insurance group in Sweden. She has been with the company for over 16 years, holding various key positions, including Deputy CEO and Chief of Staff. Prior to joining Folksam, Ylva worked as an attorney at DLA Nordic for seven years. In addition to her role at Folksam, Ylva is actively involved in several boards and committees. She serves as Chairman of KPA AB and Insurance Sweden, as well as a Board Member of ICMIF Executive Committee, ICMIF (Europe), Sparbanken Skåne, Swedbank Nomination Committee, and Volvo Cars Nomination Committee. Ylvas educational background includes an LL.M degree from Stockholm University, a European Master in Law & Economics from Universität Hamburg and Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and completion of the ICMIF Advanced Management Course in Manchester.