Portraits by Héctor Martín Moreno, member of Collectif CARAVANE.
William is the Executive Director of T&E, steering the organisation to promote, at EU and global level, an emissions-free mobility system. He joined the organisation in 2011, working first on cars and then taking over as T&E's freight director. He led civil society's efforts to have CO2 emissions from trucks regulated for the first time in Europe. William has been T&E's executive director since 2017 and in that time the team has grown from 28 to 68 staff and the organisation has opened offices in six European capitals. T&E also started working in new areas such as sustainable finance, green batteries and clean cities. A Belgian native, William studied history and European studies. He started his career in Brussels working for a MEP, after which he joined Belgium’s EU presidency working on climate and environment. William is a passionate cyclist, a dad and enjoys reading, especially about classical antiquity. He speaks Dutch, English, French and German. Skype: t-e_william
Carlos joined T&E in 2015 after working at the European Commission's climate directorate and the Permanent Representation of Spain to the EU. He was previously employed as a climate change consultant, advising clients on the clean development mechanism, the EU emissions trading system and other carbon reduction programmes. Currently he coordinates T&E’s work on non-road transport policy, covering energy, shipping, aviation and broader climate policy, including the Effort Sharing Regulation. He also oversees T&E's trends and analysis team, which ensures our quantitative analysis is of the highest standard. Carlos studied environmental sciences in Seville and completed a masters degree in public administration at Columbia University. He speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese, and slowly but steadily he is taking the opportunity to learn French while living in Brussels. He loves outdoor activities, including climbing, gardening and swimming, although in Belgium he more often practices them indoors than he would in his native southern Spain. Skype: te-carlos
Julia joined T&E in June 2015 and now leads its vehicles and electrification work across light and heavy-duty road transport. This includes policy and projects on car emissions and emobility, such as EU vehicle CO2 standards, sustainable batteries, and infrastructure for electric vehicles. Julia also represents T&E on the board of the Global Battery Alliance, and is an unpaid advisor to the board of Vulcan Energy Resources. Julia previously worked as senior EU environment expert for the Mayor of London and, as an advisor to an MEP, followed legislation on renewables, energy efficiency and sustainable transport. Hailing from Latvia, Julia studied European politics and French at Goldsmiths, University of London, and holds an MSc in energy from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, specialising in batteries and fuel cells. She speaks English, French, Latvian and Russian, and loves swimming and travelling in her spare time – as well as good red wine (with emphasis on oenology, not drinking, of course). Skype: t-e_julia.p
Laura joined T&E in April 2013 after two years working as a parliamentary assistant in the European Parliament. Laura directs the energy campaigns of T&E and focuses on making European fuels policy more sustainable, moving away from oil towards better advanced alternatives, especially renewable electricity, and phasing out the support to land-based biofuels. She has worked extensively on campaigns around the Renewable Energy Directive and the Fuel Quality Directive, as well as the EU delegated act that labelled palm oil diesel unsustainable. During her time in the parliament, Laura worked on different files being discussed by the environment committee, with a focus on biodiversity issues, and followed closely the work of the petitions committee. From the east of France, she studied public administration at the Institute of Political Studies in Strasbourg, followed by environmental law at the University of Strasbourg. She speaks English and German as well as her native French. Outside the office she enjoys many sports and activities, including dancing and cycling. Skype: te_laura
Luca joined T&E in November 2018 to run our first pan-European grassroots campaign against the use of palm oil in diesel. From 1994 to 2005 he managed research and investments for financial institutions including BNP Paribas and ABN Amro. From 2006 to 2013 he was a manager at media organisations producing investigative journalism from Afghanistan, Laos, the Gulf of Mexico, Thailand and Italy. Since 2013 he has managed strategic communications and campaigns for environmental NGOs, including BirdLife International’s record-breaking NatureAlert campaign that stopped the European Commission from lowering environmental standards. He oversaw the Marine Conservation Society’s campaign against single-use plastic. Currently, he directs T&E’s programme on sustainable finance as well as various campaigns for sustainable transport. Luca graduated as a political economist in Italy and gained his financial markets license in Luzern, Switzerland. Diver, sailor and former windsurf instructor, he would gladly spend his life under (or just above) water. Far from shore, he finds consolation in cooking award-winning meals for Isabel, Clara and friends, or riding his obsolete motorcycle (out of town, of course). Skype: luca.bonaccorsi
Tiziana joined T&E in August 2020, after more than eight years at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate Action. Before that she worked in a lobby association in Brussels and at the Permanent Representation of Italy to the United Nations in Geneva. Tiziana leads the team working to unlock Europe’s potential for zero-emission vans and trucks. At the Commission, she worked on the design and implementation of several climate policies, including the first EU legislation to reduce CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. A native of Sardinia, she studied political science and international relations at the University of Cagliari, of Florence, and at the Freie Universität in Berlin. She speaks Italian, English, French, German and some Polish. Apart from trucks on the Belgian roads, you will find her contemplating a beautiful tree or the sea, if available.
Andrew joined T&E in 2014 having previously worked for the Green European Foundation and at the European Commission's transport directorate. Andrew is Irish, with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and law and a bachelor of law from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Since 2021, he is a member of Ireland’s Climate Change Advisory Council. Andrew leads T&E's work on sustainable aviation, which includes pricing mechanisms, new fuels and finally addressing aviation's substantial non-CO2 climate effects. He speaks English and French. Outside of work he enjoys classic cocktails, reading, and cooking for friends. Skype: t-e_andrew
Erika joined T&E in May 2021 as Oil Campaign Director. In this role Erika is responsible for building up and leading T&E’s new Beyond Oil programme. Erika is an experienced climate activist, campaigner and project leader, with more than 15 years of experience in developing and implementing international campaigns and projects, and leading multicultural teams. She started working on oil issues back in the early 2000s, while doing her PhD and postdoc research working with indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon, and supporting their struggles against the Oil industry. Most recently Erika worked for Greenpeace International as Senior Strategic Advisor, and was leading the work on the global political moments and supporting national offices in the development of their campaign plans. Erika lives in Stockholm with her husband, stepson and two dogs. She enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking in the national parks and in the mountains, cycling, archery and training with her dogs.
Having previously worked in the private sector and government, Faïg joined T&E in 2016. He holds a master's degree in international relations and a PhD on European energy politics from the University of Sheffield in the UK. Faïg leads T&E's work on sustainable maritime transport, which includes carbon pricing for ships, sustainable alternative marine fuels, such as hydrogen and ammonia, as well as reducing the sector's impact on air pollution and marine ecosystems in the Arctic. Faïg is an amateur photographer, avid reader and astrophysics enthusiast. He loves indoor climbing, baking cakes and has a life goal of petting every dog he meets on the street! Faïg has dual Belgian and Azeri nationality and speaks English, French, Russian, Turkish and Azeri. Skype: t-e_faig
Thomas joined Transport & Environment in October 2016. After obtaining his PhD in engineering at the University of Sydney, he spent two and a half years as a postdoctoral research fellow in France. His research was in the domain of environmental engineering and fluid mechanics, where he honed his programming skills and analysis of big data. At T&E, he analyses transport and climate data, conducts research, and has helped develop their transport model. Thomas speaks French and is making solid progress on Dutch. Outside the office, he is a keen footballer, cyclist, and classical guitar player. Skype: Thomas.earl_2
James joined T&E in 2017 as freight and climate director. His previous roles include director of Green Budget Europe and director of An Taisce, the national trust in his native Ireland. James has also served as a non-executive director of Ireland’s state railway company Irish Rail (2012-2015), as a T&E board member (2015-2017), and he worked for T&E in Dublin between 2012 and 2015, coinciding with Ireland’s EU presidency in 2013. James is a law graduate of Trinity College Dublin, and holds masters degrees in sustainable transport and real estate development from the Dublin Institute of Technology. He is co-author of Chaos at the Crossroads, a book chronicling Ireland’s development path before its post-2008 financial crisis. As well as with time with family and friends, James enjoys hiking, reading and, along with millions of other middle aged men, has started donning lycra and doing battle with various hills on a road bike at weekends. Skype: jamesjnix
Sofie joined T&E in May 2020 after three years working as the policy advisor on climate, energy and environment for the Flemish socialist party. Today she leads T&E’s work on the future of the Effort Sharing Regulation and on carbon pricing in the non-ETS sectors. Before becoming T&E’s climate manager, Sofie worked on the shipping team. Sofie holds a master degree in international politics. She kick-started her career advising companies on their commuting policy. Sofie is a firm believer in the power of thoughtful, committed citizens to change the world and was the coordinator of Climate Express, Belgium's first citizen climate movement. She has an extensive network in the Belgian civil society and sits on the board of a just transition NGO (Reset.Vlaanderen), a sustainable agriculture NGO (Wervel) and the city of Ghent’s renovation support scheme (ReGent). Sofie is also part of the Sounding Board of the Belgian Alliance for Climate Action. A native of Belgium, she swears by the ‘Burgundian lifestyle’ of good food and wine. Sofie clears her mind by reading or going for a run.
Geert joined T&E in July 2019 after a decade in advocacy roles in Brussels for organisations representing civil society and industry. Geert leads T&E’s work on policies that will enable the electricity grid to integrate the millions of electric vehicles that will hit the EU’s roads in the coming years. In his previous positions Geert worked on a host of environmental and energy dossiers, ranging from the EU’s Clean Energy Package negotiations to Ecodesign and Energy Labelling policies to a campaign to ban fracking for shale gas. Geert hails from Belgium, but also has Canadian citizenship. He holds a law degree from the University of Ghent, a masters in European studies from KU Leuven and a PhD in political science from the University of Alberta. He speaks Dutch, English, French and some German. On the weekend, you can find him cruising his race bike up and down the hills around Brussels, in the fine company of the Brussels-based cycling group GS Fartlek.
Jo joined T&E in 2019 having spent four years at Grayling Brussels Public Affairs, where she held the position of public affairs manager. She headed the consultancy’s transport practice. Jo is part of T&E’s aviation and shipping team and manages their sustainable aviation campaigns which aim to address the impact of one of the transport sector's fastest growing greenhouse gas emitters. Her focus includes aviation taxation, the EU emissions trading system, and sustainable fuels. A French and British national, Jo has experience working in European and French public policy. This includes working on various public affairs campaigns for companies, trade associations and NGOs in the fields of transport, trade, tourism and energy. Jo graduated from the ISMaPP school in Paris, where she studied public and political management as well as communication. In preparation for that, she studied law for three years. Outside of the office, Jo enjoys many sports and activities, such as indoor football, Zumba and playing the piano. Skype: t-e_jo
Alex joined T&E in 2020 after working as a public affairs consultant and a parliamentary assistant in the European Parliament. As Clean Vehicles Manager, Alex leads on key aspects of T&E’s cars work, including sustainable batteries, vehicle CO2 standards and pollutant emissions. Alex worked for almost five years in the European Parliament as an advisor to environment committee member Seb Dance MEP. During this time, he worked on legislation covering the EU ETS, air quality and the decarbonisation of cars, trucks and planes. He also supported MEP Dance in his role as coordinator for the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group in the parliament's Dieselgate inquiry. A British national, Alex holds a Master’s degree in European political and administrative studies from the College of Europe and a BA in politics and French from the University of Bristol. In his spare time, one of his preferred ‘hobbies’ is talking about politics or football over a beer.
Lucien joined T&E in December 2017 following an internship at Tesla in Amsterdam. There he analysed and forecasted the usage of the super-charger network in the EU and worked on policies and programmes to promote electro-mobility. Lucien is part of T&E’s freight and clean vehicle teams, and his work is currently focused on accelerating the transition to electro-mobility for trucks, buses and cars. From Clermont-Ferrand in the centre of France, Lucien studied general engineering at l’Ecole Centrale Lyon and specialised in applied mathematics, business development and business intelligence. He speaks English, French and Spanish and has started learning Dutch. In addition to his enthusiasm for electro-mobility, Lucien loves travelling, sports like rock climbing and running, listening to music, and tasting Belgium beers with friends.
Denise joined T&E in 2021 to develop and lead a campaign on corporate travel, bringing 15 years of experience in the global impacts of business operations. She has worked on several campaigns for responsible business practice, including European regulation on mineral sourcing and due diligence in supply chains. She has also developed work on pathways towards sustainable economies and societies. Denise has a transatlantic background, having split her time between the United States, France and Belgium. She studied political science and economic relations in Washington and Brussels. She has prior experience in management consulting and corporate strategy, as well as in public policy research concerning international business. She speaks English and French, is comfortable in Spanish, and enjoys visiting natural and cultural sites.
Maik joined T&E in 2021 after working for many years at Greenpeace International focusing on land use in relation to climate change. Through a longstanding history in environmental activism, Maik is an experienced campaigner with a strong background in research, investigations and analysis. At T&E he coordinates public work on biofuels and contributes to the organisations’ policy and advocacy work on the issue. Maik studied biology and completed a masters degree in marine sciences at the University of Kiel, Germany. He speaks German and English and tries to revive his buried Italian and Spanish, now working with T&E’s partners across Europe. He loves his work for a better future, despite it forcing him to sit behind a desk for far too much time. For compensation, he spends much of his spare time outside, training his child’s football team, tending the family’s garden and satisfying his passion for carpentry by building at least one shed a year.
Fedor joined T&E in January 2019 having worked in the logistics and transport management sector. He had previously undertaken internships with the EU delegation to the OSCE in Vienna, the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, and the news magazine Der Spiegel in Hamburg. As part of T&E’s freight team, he analyses the technical feasibility of decarbonising the road freight transport sector. His other responsibilities include the EU's research and innovation policy. Fedor studied political science at the University of Freiburg and the National University of Singapore and holds a master’s degree in international relations from Aarhus University. Besides his native German, he speaks English and French. Apart from climbing and playing pool, he loves emersing himself in science-fiction literature – when his strained attention span allows for it. Otherwise, the daily featured article on Wikipedia will do the job.
Fabian joined T&E in 2021 after working as a parliamentary assistant in the European Parliament. As Vehicles Policy Manager, Fabian leads charging infrastructure and pollutant emissions aspects on both the vehicles and freight team. Fabian worked almost five years for Ismail Ertug, a member of the European Parliament’s transport committee. Fabian, worked on legislation covering the alternative fuels infrastructure, air quality as well as on the decarbonisation of cars, trucks and planes. Fabian holds a Master’s degree in European Studies from the Maastricht University as well as a two BAs - one in history and politics the other one in industrial engineering. Besides his native German, he speaks English and is trying to improve his French.
Anna works in the clean vehicles team on air pollution and air quality having previously worked within the automotive industry as a cars aftertreatment and emissions engineer. Anna's work at T&E is focused on plug-in hybrids, e-fuels, testing pollution from cars and trucks, and the upcoming Euro 7 emission standards. A Polish and British national, Anna holds a Chemistry Masters degree from the University of York. Outside of work Anna enjoys many activities including climbing, travelling and cycling.
Suren joined the energy team in 2020 having worked at oil trade body Concawe and the Vrije University of Brussels (VUB), where he researched the environmental consequences of integrating the electricity and transport systems in Belgium. As an energy analyst at T&E he provides modelling and life cycle assessment-related expertise to our teams. Suren is also greatly involved in discussions on fuels and emissions for the marine and aviation sectors. He started his career as an electrical engineer and has nearly three years of industrial experience as an automotive systems engineer. Later he completed a masters in energy and environmental engineering at Linköping University in Sweden, followed by a PhD in engineering sciences at VUB. Suren is a native Tamilian from India, and is fluent in English and making progress in Dutch. Outside the office, he is a cricketer and also enjoys playing badminton, cycling and cooking. Skype: t-e_suren
Valentin joined T&E in 2020 as a data analyst for climate and transport policy. A member of the trends and analysis team, his in-depth research and analysis focuses on the aviation and shipping sectors. He is also helping to develop T&E's in-house modelling capabilities. Before turning to the environmental sector, Valentin studied engineering at UCL, Belgium, with a specialisation in electronics. He then worked as a designer in the semiconductor industry for four years. In his free time, you will often find Valentin at the gym or playing sports. He also enjoys reading about technology, self-help and various other subjects. Born in Chimay, he was predestined to enjoy beer and he particularly likes going back to his beautiful region. Besides his native French, Valentin speaks English and Spanish, and is taking advantage of Brussels' bilingualism to work on his Dutch.
Cecilia joined T&E in June after four years working at engine manufacturing firm Cummins. There she worked first in sales and marketing before shifting to public affairs, representing the interests of heavy-duty vehicles across all powertrain technologies. Cecilia is part of T&E’s clean vehicles team, focusing on sustainable batteries and on wider car emission work. Originally from Italy, Cecilia spent six years in the UK prior to moving to Brussels. There she obtained a degree in international business from the University of Sussex. Besides her native Italian, she speaks English, Spanish and French. Outside the office you may find her hosting a dinner party, playing with her cat Arya (yes, a Game of Thrones reference) or hanging upside down while practicing Iyengar yoga.
Matteo joined T&E in 2020 and works on making aviation sustainable with a focus on e-fuels and the non-CO2 effects of flying. As an aviation enthusiast, he finds it exciting to work at the forefront of the quest to attain zero-emissions flying. Matteo holds a BA in human, social and political sciences from the University of Cambridge and a masters of advanced international studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, during which time he was also a visiting student at Stanford University. He started his career as a public affairs consultant in Brussels, focusing on transport and energy. Matteo speaks French, Italian, English and German. Outside of the office, he enjoys experimenting in his kitchen, tending to his urban garden and visiting eccentric museums.
Barbara joined T&E in July 2021 after working for the European Commission’s climate directorate on the 2030 Climate Target Plan and the national long-term strategies for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Before that she worked for an independent consultancy in France on ambitious climate, energy and air quality projects, in particular under the European Energy Award scheme. Currently she focuses on advocacy work towards making Europe's fuels policy more sustainable by phasing out the support to land-based biofuels and focusing on better advanced alternatives such as green hydrogen and e-fuels in aviation and shipping, as well as renewable electricity in road transport. Originating from Croatia, Barbara first studied English and French language and literature, specialising in translation at the University of Zagreb. She then pursued a degree in sustainable development at the Institute of Political Studies in Lille, France. She speaks English, French and Italian, as well as her native Croatian. Outside the office she enjoys various sports and activities, including hiking, yoga and going to concerts.
Giorgia joined T&E’s sustainable finance team in 2020. Her main focus is the EU’s green finance law, the Taxonomy Regulation. Previously she worked as an assistant for an Italian member of the European Parliament and in the business advocacy department of Versalis International, covering circular economy, recycling and sustainable development. Originally from Italy, Giorgia is very interested in the European and international political landscape, particularly on issues related to the environment. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations and human rights, and a master’s in European studies from the University of Padova. In her free time, she loves travelling and dancing to folk music.
Delphine joined T&E in March 2021 after two years in EU energy and climate affairs. As part of the shipping team, she works on accelerating emissions reductions of maritime transport, focusing on the deployment of zero-emission ships and the use of sustainable alternative marine fuels. Before joining T&E, Delphine worked in the gas and heating industry where she closely followed EU legislation promoting energy efficiency and gas decarbonisation. She also has experience in civil society organisations for the energy transition in Poland. Originally from Nantes, France, she holds a double degree in law and social sciences, as well as a master’s degree in EU public affairs and energy policies from the Institute of Political Studies of Paris. Aside from her native French, she speaks English, Polish, and is currently learning German. Delphine enjoys sharing good food with her friends, going for bicycle rides in the countryside, and whenever she can, hiking in the Alps.
Jacob joined T&E in March 2021 after working as a policy officer at the European associations for maritime and sea ports. There he dealt with legislation relating to the European Green Deal, energy and blue growth. He currently manages T&E's work on getting shipping included in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Jacob studied history in Edinburgh, London and Mexico City, with a specialisation in the history of political thought. Hailing originally from London, he speaks English, Spanish and French, and is always keen to practice his German or Italian, ideally over some antipasti. Outside of work you can find him with a pint or two of Guinness, cycling, and talking literature with his two cats (not necessarily in that order).
Manassé joined T&E in 2021 as a sustainable finance officer. Alongside his work at T&E, he is a passionate multilinguist and semi-pro rugby player. He is also fascinated in the world of finance, capital markets, governance and food. Positive and driven, Manassé is all about being active and spending his time well. Family and friends are the cornerstones of his life. The world is his oyster. He loves travelling and meeting new people and learning about different cultures.
Yoann joined T&E in April 2021 after five years working as a Mechanical Engineer in the automotive industry. He predominantly supported activities related to exhaust and after-treatment systems development for PSA Group and Faurecia Clean Mobility. Yoann is now part of T&E’s clean vehicle team and his work is currently focused on accelerating the transition to eMobility for light-duty vehicles. From a small town in the center of France, Yoann studied general engineering at Ecole Centrale Lyon and specialized in Mechanical Engineering during his final year in Imperial College London. He speaks English and Italian as well as his native French. In addition to his enthusiasm for all topics related to sustainable development, Yoann loves practicing endurance sports such as Triathlon, listening to electronic music or just meditating and enjoying the beauty of nature.
As part of the T&E’s trends and analysis team, Juliette is a data master, conducting quantitative analysis on transport and climate data. A native of Lyon, Juliette studied general engineering at l’Ecole des Mines Nancy and specialised in civil engineering. Outside the office, Juliette loves sports and spends her Saturday afternoon on a football pitch - ideally followed by a victory beer.
Max joined T&E in November 2020 as an intern on the Clean Vehicles team and stayed on as an analyst. They work on the electric vehicle market and on the EU CO2 standards for cars, with a focus on creating interactive data visualisations. Max originally studied environmental sciences at the University of Tokyo, before obtaining a MSc in environmental economics and policy at Imperial College of London, writing a thesis on rural vulnerability to fuel tax increases. Max speaks English and French and are trying to learn German. When not working on clean vehicles, they are running, reading and visiting the opera.
Nora joined T&E in January 2021 as Senior Director for National Offices. In this role Nora is responsible for developing T&E’s presence across Europe, representing the national offices in Brussels. Nora is an experienced NGO leader, climate activist and feminist with more than 20 years’ experience in developing and executing international campaigns, fundraising and engagement strategies. As global campaign leader at Greenpeace International, Nora developed and led a number of campaigns including Save The Arctic, Greenpeace’s global oil campaign aimed at reducing oil supply and demand, and its global campaigns on ocean protection. Most recently, Nora worked with ActionAid in Denmark. Nora is Norwegian, but now lives in Copenhagen with her husband and two children. Whenever possible the family travels to Norway to enjoy skiing and hiking in the mountains.
Greg has been with T&E since 2012. He was previously the director of Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, a UK public-private partnership promoting the shift to clean vehicles and fuels. He has also worked as a non-executive director for the UK Government's Renewable Fuels Agency and Cenex, a centre of excellence for low carbon technologies. Having led T&E's clean vehicles programme for six years, Greg now heads up our campaigns in the UK. A chemist by training, Greg describes himself as a “pragmatic environmentalist”. Skype: t-e_greg
Stef joined T&E in March 2016 after three internships at the Belgian Embassy, Flanders Investment & Trade, both in Berlin, and a one year internship at PubAffairs Bruxelles. He joined T&E's freight team and managed its clean trucks campaign before taking the role of Director of T&E's German office in Berlin. Stef completed two master degrees in history and EU studies at the KU Leuven and Università Roma Tre. He travelled through South-America for half a year. A native Dutch speaker, Stef also speaks English, French, German, Italian and has a good understanding of Spanish. Apart from his work he loves travelling, reading and boxing.
Veronica joined T&E as its Italian representative in January 2017 having worked for three years as senior adviser for energy and environment at the International Union of Railways (UIC) in Paris. During her time at UIC, Veronica managed projects linked to sustainable railway transport, carbon accounting and voluntary CO2 reduction programs. She co-authored several publications on energy consumption and CO2 emission data of railways. Before joining UIC, Veronica worked for the Sustainable Development Foundation in Rome. Veronica holds a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Perugia. Besides her native Italian, she speaks English and French. In her spare time you can find Veronica taking pictures with her analogue Nikon camera, meditating in a forest or preparing some homemade Italian gnocchi – using local-bio flour, of course! Skype: veronica.aneris
Isabell joined T&E in 2017 to promote sustainable transport solutions in Spain. Based in Madrid, her daily work aims to influence decision-making in Spain, in collaboration with T&E's Spanish members and the Brussels office. She has a strong academic background in both EU law and policies having completed a PhD and post-doctoral studies at Aix-Marseille University and University of Basel. Isabell gained hands-on experience while working at the European Court of Justice’s research and documentation unit and by contributing to studies and reports for EU institutions. In Spain, she was a consultant for the Spanish association of energy auditors and certifiers. Isabell speaks English, French and Spanish besides her native German. She loves getting to know people from around the globe, enjoys nature, the arts, and spending time with family and friends. She has a strong personal interest in human rights and climate governance, and is preparing a book about the legal protection of human well-being. Skype: isabell.buschel
Diane joined T&E in July 2020 after 10 years working in advocacy and sustainable finance in the United States, Paris and Brussels. Diane leads T&E's France office. She provides expertise to French policymakers on a diversity of questions related to the transition of the transport sector, including electro-mobility, the transition to clean freight, the need for clean infrastructure. In her past positions Diane worked as a research director of the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance at Yale University, where she conducted research projects on the barriers to greening capital flows. Previously, she worked as a policy analyst in the think thank 2Degrees Investing Initiative in Paris, and as a research assistant in the Brussels office of WWF. Diane studied finance at the Institute of Political Studies in Strasbourg and Bordeaux. She speaks English and German as well as her native French. Outside the office she enjoys directing theater acting groups, writing and hiking.
Rafał joined T&E as its Polish representative in June 2019. In his role Rafał is responsible for maintaining relations with Polish media and advocating for electrifying road transport on local and national level. Prior to joining T&E he worked for 7 years for a Polish governmental think-tank OSW as an analyst for Germany's energy and climate policy. Rafał completed a master degree in International Relations at the University of Warsaw and a postgraduate diploma in the Functioning of EU Energy Market at the Warsaw School of Economics. Besides his native Polish, Rafał also speaks English, German and Russian. Whenever he can he commutes to his office by bike.
Jekaterina joined T&E in October 2020 having worked for four years at the Federation of German Industries (BDI) in Berlin. At the BDI, she was in charge of strategic positioning of the German industry on hydrogen and hydrogen related technologies. Her other topics involved power market design, energy research and international energy policy. Before joining the BDI Jekaterina worked as an associate research fellow at Jacques Delors Centre in Berlin where she published several publications on energy policy in the EU. In the past she also worked at the German Parliament and the energy utility E.ON. Jekaterina holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Hertie School in Berlin. A native Russian speaker, she also speaks German, English and Latvian and has a good understanding of Spanish. Jekaterina is a certified yoga teacher and is passionate about Eastern philosophies and mindfulness practices.
Carlos joined T&E in October 2020 to influence decision-making in Spain in favour of a truly sustainable and decarbonised transport system. Before T&E, he worked for 22 years for Greenpeace Spain in the area of energy and climate change and has worked for different entities including the European Climate Foundation, OceanCare, Alianza Mar Blava, The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, WWF Spain, WWF Greece and Fundación Renovables. Born in Madrid, he holds a master’s degree in biological sciences at the University Complutense of Madrid and speaks English as well as his native Spanish. Carlos enjoys hiking and cycling, spending time with his family (including his dog and cats) and friends, reading and listening to rock, folk and classical music.
Saul joined T&E in 2019, bringing a passion for e-mobility and 15 years' experience in supply chains and transport. He leads campaigns to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles with a focus on corporate fleets, sustainable batteries and charging infrastructure. He is already an established online campaigner through his YouTube channel and social media networks, raising awareness on transport emissions and promoting technology disruption in mobility. Saul is from Madrid, Spain, where he studied political science and international relations. He has lived in Belgium, Luxembourg, the UK, Algeria, Norway and currently resides in France. As well as his native Spanish, Saul speaks French and English, and claims to know Italian but, in truth, it sounds more like Itañol. He likes scuba diving and never misses an opportunity to go on a diving trip.
Griffin joined T&E in March 2021 after a decade of environmental economics research at consultancies and think tanks. As a company cars analyst, Griffin's research focuses on cars registered through the corporate channel - the majority of new sales in Europe. Much of this work takes place at the national level through fiscal incentives and Griffin works with T&E's national offices to prepare policy analysis. Originally from Canada, Griffin studied Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, followed by Environmental Policy and Regulation at the London School of Economics. When not thinking about company car policy, Griffin enjoys train journeys, board games, and doomscrolling the news.
Matt joined T&E in 2021 having worked on climate change policy for the past decade. Much of his focus was on aviation, but he has also worked extensively on the UK electric vehicle policy. Prior to that, he was a director of a mid-sized consultancy company based in the City of London. He holds a master’s in International Politics and a degree in Business Studies. Outside of work, Matt will mostly be seen running as he a) has two kids with more energy than he has, and b) signed up to run a 100km race in July 2021. While his heart is committed to running this distance, he is less sure about his knees.
Morgan joined T&E in 2020. She has previously worked in offshore wind and wave energy and specialises in techno-economic analysis and modelling. As part of the UK office, she is working on UK-specific research and analysis. Morgan is originally from Devon in the south west of the UK. She has an MSc in sustainable energy systems from the University of Edinburgh, where she studied science, engineering and the economics of decarbonisation. She likes travelling, preferably without flying, and is currently trying to learn German. Outside of the office her hobbies are quite weather dependent, and she will either be found hiking outdoors or inside reading and baking.
Carlo joined T&E in September 2020, having worked at MOTUS-E, the first Italian association bringing together stakeholders to accelerate the adoption of electro-mobility. As an Italian policy officer at T&E, his work mostly concerns e-mobility and the Italian post-Covid recovery plan. Carlo holds a master’s degree in Environmental Economics from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a bachelor’s degree in Global Governance from the University of Rome Tor Vergata. As a firm Europeanist he is somewhat of a linguaphile, having learned French while living in Toulouse, Spanish while backpacking in Latin America, and English besides his native Italian. In his spare time Carlo can be found mountaineering, trekking or rock-climbing and enjoys playing the guitar - Neapolitan traditional songs in particular.
Friederike joined T&E in 2021 as Policy Officer for E-Mobility after one year working in the cargo bike industry. Based in Berlin, she is part of the German national office and focuses on clean vehicles through a campaign on company cars. From the north of Germany, Friederike studied economic geography in Hamburg. After a gap year in New Zealand, she did her geography master’s in Bonn, focusing on the topics development, globalisation and sustainability. In her master's thesis, she examined how the automotive industry can use blockchain technology to ensure compliance with human rights, environmental and labor standards in supply chains of conflict minerals and other raw materials. She speaks English and German. Outside the office she enjoys riding her road bike through the city or spending time in nature. She is known to borrow friends' dogs to accompany her on long walks.
Silke joined T&E in 2021 after studying business administration and environmental sciences. In her role as aviation policy officer she is therefore well equiped to balance the interests of different stakeholders who seek to decarbonise aviation. Silke is very active in her free time where she regularly runs, hikes, cycles, dances and does yoga. She is also involved with the Food@COP campaign which she founded, and which provides climate-friendly catering at conferences. She also likes to cook and listen to podcasts. Any good podcast tips? Don't hesitate to contact her.
Carlos joined T&E in June 2021 after 8 months working as a junior policy officer in ECODES. Carlos supports the Spanish office on e-mobility policies, with a special focus on the electrification of cars and vans. A native Madrilenian, he studied geography and land use planning at the Complutense University of Madrid, followed by a regional and urban planning studies MSc at the London School of Economics. He speaks English and French as well as his native Spanish, and has recently started to learn German. When he’s not working, Carlos enjoys theatre, concerts and night-time strolls through the city.
Barbara joined T&E in 2020 to help build a sustainable urban transport campaign across Europe. This followed 12 years with Greenpeace where she led various international projects, including its cities-focused international transport and air quality work. Most recently she was the program director of Greenpeace Belgium. Barbara has also been a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster in London, teaching communications and campaigns, and she runs her own sustainability consultancy firm. She holds a masters’ degree in public relations and mass communications and a BSc in economics with an international relations focus. She is also an internationally-accredited ACC coach with the International Coaching Federation.
Jens coordinates T&E's work on cars and air quality and works part-time for the organisation. He brings together partners from T&E’s networks across the EU in order forge new alliances and make the right to clean air a reality. Jens previously worked for almost eight years as transport policy advisor to MEP Michael Cramer. He mainly followed legislation on decarbonisation, the railways and EU investment policies. From 2014 to 2017, he also assisted Cramer in his role as chair of the European Parliament's transport committee. Jens holds a master’s degree in European economic studies from the Free University of Brussels (ULB). He is very passionate about languages and speaks German, French, English, Dutch, Spanish and some basic Arabic. A keen cyclist, he is convinced that clever solutions for sustainable mobility must combine fun and climate protection. And if you want to make him really happy, take him to a cosy little café to have a chat over a fresh caffè latte.
Lauren joined T&E in 2020 after two years with Greenpeace Belgium as the international communications lead and deputy project lead of the Clean Air Now campaign. She is currently managing T&E's Clean Cities campaign, working alongside various grassroots and environmental organisations across Europe to decarbonise urban transport, striving to make cities more vibrant and sustainable by championing shared, electric and active mobility for all.
Sophie joined T&E in 2021 to manage the digital side of the Clean Cities campaign. Before that, she worked for WWF’s European Policy Office in Brussels, where she led WWF’s communications work for the #ProtectWater and #Together4Forests campaigns.
Pierre joined T&E in 2015, after living for a few years in Germany and Italy where he managed social and cultural projects. Before that, he studied in France where he completed a masters degree in history and a postgraduate degree in country planning and European studies.
Cristina joined T&E in 2021 to lead the communications and media work of the Clean Cities Campaign. Before that, she worked for over three years at the European Climate Foundation where she was in charge of the media and communications work of the ECF Land Use programme. She also gained communications experience at the World Farmers' Organisation, the Unknown Creation advertising agency, the International Academy of Rome, and the Chinese Bridging Education and Mobility NGO.
Paul joined T&E in April 2021. He has a background in strategic communications and external affairs gained in a range of national and international not-for-profit organisations, often in partnership with the private sector, international organisations, and civil society groups. He learned a vital lesson that change requires commitment and perseverance while working to make the UK's Countryside and Rights of Way Act (2000) a reality - a campaign started by a handful of dedicated individuals in 1932. Buy him a drink and he’ll tell you about the delights of advocating at the US Congress on the merits of funding international family planning programmes. Originally from the UK, Paul studied history at the University of York. Whether hiking, climbing or cycling, he has been passionate about the outdoors from an early age, a consequence of growing up in the Lake District National Park.
Originally from Ireland, Eoin joined T&E’s comms team in September 2013 after stints at the European Commission and a Brussels communications company. Before that, Eoin worked as a subeditor at the Irish Times and other national newspapers in Dublin. He studied English literature and law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and then a masters of arts in politics at University College Dublin. As media manager of the T&E comms team, Eoin sees that our campaigns get the exposure they need across all media platforms. He also helps to write and publish the monthly T&E bulletin, capturing our work in eye-catching headlines and snappy prose. His passions include ferocious political debate and exploring flemish backstreets – both while discovering new varieties of the best beer in the world: Belgian.
Sam joined T&E in 2020. He is responsible for media relations, the bulletin and boosting the organisation’s overall communications efforts. Sam has a master’s degree in global studies from the universities of Leipzig and Vienna. After graduating, he continued to live in the Austrian capital for four years where he gained experience working in the area of the internet of things and then later as communications and marketing manager for a mobility tech startup. Hailing from Britain, Sam has always been obsessed with current affairs, which naturally fed his interest in climate issues. As a keen cyclist, he is an ardent champion of more liveable cities where public space and cleaner air take precedence over private cars. Away from T&E, Sam volunteers at the Blockchain & Climate Institute, a think-tank pushing for the deployment of emerging technologies to tackle climate change. Through his work in the tech world, Sam is well versed in the language of innovation. He speaks German, too.
Diane joined T&E's comms team in 2021. Originally from France, Diane previously worked in a communications consultancy in Berlin. Prior to that, Diane was based in Frankfurt working in external communications in the automotive sector. She studied Spanish and German at Cambridge, followed by a Masters in Media and International Development at the LSE in London. As a communications officer at T&E, Diane is responsible for media relations for the aviation and climate teams. She makes sure these important topics get the visibility they deserve in the press. Outside of T&E, Diane is an avid runner, so you may catch her in one of Brussels’ parks. She also plays the flute in a jazz band. Diane speaks German and Spanish too.
Zsigmond worked at T&E's Hungarian member, Clean Air Action Group as a communications officer for two and a half years. Before that, he was a content creator for Hungary's leading green news website. Currently his work at T&E focuses on video production, digital marketing and social media. He studied communications with a focus on marketing and PR in Budapest. He loves movies, nature and technology.
Sofia joined the communications team in 2017 and creates graphics to support and visualise T&E’s work. She has worked for a number of years in Brussels on artistic and commercial projects as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. Sofia comes from Greece and, besides her native Greek, speaks English and French. She studied ecology and environmental management at Imperial College in London before taking a new career path to train in painting and illustration in the Athens School of Fine Arts and the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. She likes comic books, long nature walks with family and friends, and spending creative time in her studio. Skype: t-e_sofia
Chris has been involved with T&E since shortly after its foundation in 1990. He was T&E's first Coordinator in 1991-1992, and during that time began the 'T&E Bulletin' which he still edits today. Since the start of 1993 he has been a freelance writer and broadcaster. Alongside his work for T&E, he is an authority on tennis, reporting and commentating on the global tennis tour and writing several books about tennis. He has also written a biography of Nick Clegg, the former UK deputy prime minister, and was a councillor in local government in England. He lives with his daughter about an hour's train ride from London.
Belgian, Marc joined T&E in January 2013. Prior to that, he was in charge of the finance department at Colgate-Palmolive Benelux. Born and bred in the Brussels region, Marc is true to his country’s multi-lingual nature and speaks French, Dutch and English. He studied for a bachelor’s degree in accounting in Brussels, specialising in corporate taxes. As T&E’s director of operations, Marc is responsible for the financial and human resources aspects of the organisation. With the help of the officer manager, he also works to keep the working environment nice and friendly. Outside of work Marc tends to his vegetable garden, brews his own (delicious) beers, and keeps several chickens to ensure a steady supply of fresh eggs.
Aisling arrived in Belgium in 2011 after working for a number of years managing national cultural projects in Ireland. She joined T&E in September 2014, adding her considerable organisational skills to the finance and office management team. She speaks English and continues to improve her French with her francophone colleagues. Aisling studied business and arts management in the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dublin, and went on to complete her masters degree in public culture studies at the same institute. When not in T&E, she spends the rest of her time in her home workshop, sewing luxury cushions and miles and miles of bunting…
Before joining T&E in June 2020, Tina worked as an administrative assistant in the recruitment sector. Prior to that she combined working and studying for almost 10 years and gained extensive experience in administrative and organisational support roles within educational, training and fundraising organisations. Tina is the contact person for all administrative and organisational questions at T&E. Tina holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and another BA in French languages and literature. She also has a master’s degree in Slavic languages and literature from ULB in Belgium. She is half Lithuanian, half Russian and speaks Lithuanian, Russian, English and French. When not in the office, you will most probably find Tina at a swing/jazz dancing party, on a yoga mat, or cuddled up with a good book and a cup of tea.
Joining T&E in August 2021, Zixin assists the operations team and works closely with the executive director as PA. She has a well-rounded study background in French Language and Literature (Beijing Foreign Studies University), Political Sciences (Sciences Po Aix), and Social and Cultural Anthropology (KU Leuven). Following her passion for intercultural communication and sustainable development, Zixin completed several internships in project management and event coordination before starting her career at T&E. Native in Chinese, Zixin is also fluent in English and French. She enjoys travelling and new encounters, yet she doesn't neglect to spend time with her lovely plants in the sunshine. Aside from that she enjoys reading, writing, drawing and gaming.
Arie has been involved in sustainable mobility for more than 30 years. He is co-founder of T&E and works as independent consultant on the crossroads of economy and sustainability. He held management positions at the Dutch research institute TNO, at environmental consultancy CE Delft and as head of strategy at the Dutch Transport Ministry. He is author of the book ‘New mobility – beyond the car era’ and many other publications.
Nuria works as transport coordinator at Ecologistas en Acción in Spain. Her primary campaign is against dirty cars, but she also works on transport policy, taxes and, more recently, aviation. Before joining Ecologistas en Acción, Nuria lead several projects on sustainable mobility both in Spain and the UK. Organization: Ecologistas en Acción
Jeppe joined T&E's board in 2016 and was elected T&E President in January 2018. He is senior policy officer on transport at the Ecological Council in Denmark. He works mostly on EU-related transport issues, but also partly on integrated product policy. He has been a project manager on several national projects on carsharing, electric vehicles and transport behaviour change, and has also been national manager on several EU-projects. Jeppe has also worked on green consumer issues since 1996. He is also a board member at the Danish Consumer Council. Jeppe loves to cook and brew. Organization: Green Transition Denmark
Prior to his appointment as director of Agora Verkehrswende in February of 2016, Christian Hochfeld was the head of the programme 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 organisation, and served as a member of the institute’s executive management from 2004 to 2010. Hochfeld holds a diploma 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.
Marcin Korolec has been president of the Electric Vehicles Promotion Foundation (FPPE) since September 2016. He has served as Poland's minister for climate (2014-2015), environment (2011-2013), and trade (2005-2011). In 2011 he co-led the EU's delegation at the UNFCCC Conference in Durban, and in 2013 he was president of COP19. A lawyer and long-standing government advisor, Marcin is currently on the advisory board of the Baltic Development Forum. He is an academic lecturer and the author of scientific publications about Poland's EU accession negotiation. Besides his native Polish, Marcin is also fluent in English and French. He is married to Olga and is the father of four. His hobbies include long-distance running and skiing. Phone number: +48 601233819 Organization: FPPE
Stéphanie works as head of transport policy and communication at the VCS Verkehrs-Club der Schweiz, where she is also member of the executive board. She studied romance studies and linguistics. Stéphanie lives with her family in Berne, Switzerland, where she served in the city parliament for 11 years. She has led numerous referendum campaigns in Switzerland including for the phase-out of nuclear energy, car-free residential areas, and the expansion of public transport and bike rental systems. Phone number: +41 31 328 58 56 Organization: VCS
Marie works as Mobility Manager in France. The acceleration of the conversion to electromobility and the development of soft mobility to move away from fossil fuels are at the heart of its campaigns and studies. In this perspective, Marie is developing alliances with economic players and unions to promote the emergence of an ecological economy, guaranteeing a just transition.
Jillian Anable is Professor of Transport and Energy at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. Her research addresses the potential for demand-side solutions to reduce carbon and energy from transport. Broadly, her current research direction investigates ‘the future of the car’ – bringing together socio-technical developments including electrification, new mobility services and the psychology of car owning and driving to explore the concept of ‘car usership’. She has led large interdisciplinary research teams and projects mainly funded by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), the UK Energy Technologies Institute, the UK Department for Transport, Scottish Government and the European Union. She currently leads the Transport and Mobility Theme in the UKRI’s Centre for Research on Energy Demand Solutions as well as the Energy for Mobility Theme of the UK Energy Research Centre. She has sat on a number of advisory boards and strategy panels for UK Government Departments, the Climate Change Committee, US Dept. of Energy, HoL Science and Tech Committee, RCUK and NGOs.
Frances Sprei is an Associate Professor in sustainable mobility at Chalmers University of Technology. Her research assess different personal mobility options, such as alternative fueled vehicles and electric vehicles as well as innovative mobility forms such as car sharing and ride sharing. Her research is interdisciplinary and includes co-creating knowledge with various stakeholders. She is also passionate about spreading research knowledge through teaching and public outreach.