Speakers - Sustainability Mobility

Hear from sustainable mobility experts at SIF18 on how we can accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles, what are cities doing to support the demand for EVs and how we can fast track decarbonisation in the transport sector.

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Andy Eastlake

Managing Director

LowCVP

Andy Eastlake was appointed as the LowCVP’s Managing Director in April 2012, after serving both on the board and as chair of the Members Council for many years.

As MD Andy has been integrally involved in the design and implementation of the latest accreditation schemes for both buses and HGVs, supporting DfT and OLEV in stimulating the uptake of low carbon technologies. He has a strong background in vehicle engineering, specialising in powertrain developments, fuel economy and emissions. He was formerly Group Head of Commercial and Projects at Millbrook Proving Ground where he led the work on powertrain test and development programmes and alternative fuels for a variety of global OEM customers. As Head of Laboratories Andy was responsible for all technical aspects of the Millbrook business and for government and European legislative relations. He joined Millbrook after a year’s training with Vauxhall Motors by whom he was sponsored to study for a degree in mechanical engineering at Southampton University.

He is a Fellow of the Institution of the Mechanical Engineers and was formerly a Board member of CENEX the Centre of Excellence for Low Carbon & Fuel Cell Technologies

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Bob Wieckowski

California State Senator

California State Legislature

California State Senator Bob Wieckowski chairs the Environmental Quality Committee and Budget Subcommittee 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation.  He was appointed by the Senate President Pro Tem to serve on the Energy and Environment Committee of the Council of State Governments West and in 2017 became the first Californian to chair the committee. He is a state leader in advocating for climate adaptation programs and has participated on many international, state and regional panels examining green infrastructure investments.His 10th Senate District includes several clean energy companies that are helping California improve both its economy and its environment.

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Bobbi Plecas

Deputy Minister, Climate Change

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

Bobbi Plecas was appointed Deputy Minister, Climate Change in the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy in July 2017. In this role, Bobbi is leading the development of an all-of-government clean growth strategy. The strategy will integrate the province’s goals for climate action, clean energy and sustainable prosperity, recognizing that the same innovations that reduce our emissions and improve our quality of life can help capture a larger share of the global market for clean energy solutions, technologies and expertise.

Bobbi has been a member of the provincial public service for more than 25 years and has held a variety of executive roles across government. She lives in the province’s capital city, Victoria, with her partner and two daughters.

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Janusz Reiter

Chairman of the Board

Solaris, Poland

Janusz Reiter studied German literature and language at the University of Warsaw and started working as a journalist in 1977.

He served as Polish Ambassador to Germany 1990-95, where he played a major role in reshaping the Polish-German relationship.

In 1996, Ambassador Reiter established the Center for International Relations, an independent think tank on foreign and security policy in Poland.
In 2005 he was appointed Poland’s Ambassador to the United States. After he returned to Poland in late 2007, he took the position of Poland’s Special Envoy for Climate Change.

Janusz Reiter was awarded by the Federal President of Germany the Federal Cross with Star and Ribbon and received several honorary degrees and awards. He is a fellow of Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and Richard-von-Weizsaecker fellow of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. He is author and co-author of a number of books, policy papers, and articles.
Janusz Reiter served on the board of several Polish and international companies, including Presspublica, DaimlerChrysler, SwissRe Europe, Hypovereinsbank. Janusz Reiter is a member of the Supervisory-Board of Solaris Bus&Coach, Erbud, ERGO Hestia and Siemens Polska.

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Paulus Tjakrawan Taningdjaja

Commissioner

Indonesia Biofuels Producer Association

He graduated as an electronic engineer, and at the early career he handled the aircraft engineering and maintenance. He is managing the PT Indo Biofuels Energy which was one of the Palm Oil based Biodiesel producer pioneers in Indonesia since 2005 till 2012. At the end of the 2006, he was also one of the formation initiator of Indonesia Biofuels Producer Association and be the Secretary General then one of the Chairperson. Teamed up with other sectors, the Associations carried out an active role to promote Biofuel including Palm Oil based Biodiesel.

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Valentino Sevino

Mobility Planning Area Director

AMAT - Mobility Enviroment, and Territory Agency

Valentino Sevino is a Mobility Planning Area Director at AMAT – Mobility Enviroment, and Territory Agency.
After ten years of experience in the field of mobility and environment at the European Commission, Metropolitana Milanese and AMAT too, since 2008 Head of Mobility Planning Area at AMAT (Environmental Mobility and Territory Agency), City of Milan. Expert in Sustainable Mobility (Electric Mobility, Car Sharing), Public Transport Planning and Public Transport Regulation, Pedestrian Areas, bicycle mobility and parking regulations, he has participated in several European project related to Smart City, Smart Mobility, Smart Parking, Urban Mobility and City Logistics (TIDE, City Mobil 2, FR-EVUE, Sharing Cities)

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Victor Cheng

Senior Vice President and General Manager, ICTBG

Delta Electronics

Victor Cheng currently serves at Delta Electronics, Inc. as senior vice-president, and general manager for its Information and Communications Technology Business Group, responsible for datacenter, telecom power and networking businesses. Under his leadership, Delta has become a leading provider of energy-saving telecom power and data center solutions, which feature technologies with energy efficiency up to 98%. Moreover, Delta built the world’s 1st LEED v4 green data center in Wujiang, China. Mr. Cheng serves in the board of the Delta Environmental & Educational Foundation.He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University, California, USA.

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