Ali Abdollahpour, Vice Managing Director, Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Operation Company (TUSROC)
Ali Abdollahpour has been vice managing director of TUSROC since June 2016. He was born in 1969 and joined Tehran Urban and Suburban Railway Operation Company in 1997. He has held a number of different positions so far. From 2007 to 2012, He was quality and safety manager. In 2013 he was selected...
Ali Abdollahpour, Vice Managing Director, Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Operation Company (TUSROC), Iran
Waleed Ahmed, Rail Development, The Go-Ahead Group Plc
A Charted Engineer and a Charted Quality Professional. Over 8 years of experience in engineering and innovation with the Go-Ahead Group, which operates 35% of all passenger train journeys in the U.K. Completing a part-time PhD in Generative Engineering Technologies.
Waleed Ahmed, Rail Development, The Go-Ahead Group Plc, United Kingdom
Bashar Al Malik, CEO, Saudi Railway Company
Bashar AlMalik is the CEO of the Saudi Railway Company (SAR). Before Joining SAR, he was the Vice President of the Saudi Railway Organization (SRO). AlMalik holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, a Master’s degree in Construction Management and a PhD in Geotechnical & Transportation...
Bashar Al Malik, CEO, Saudi Railway Company, Saudi Arabia
H.E. Abdulla Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority - Land & Maritime, Ministry of Infrastructure Development, UAE
His Excellency Abdullah Al Nuaimi is the Minister of Infrastructure Development. H.E. Abdulla Al Nuaimi joined the Federal Government in 2013 as the Minister of Public Works.H.E. Al Nuaimi has been focused on developing the work environment and motivating staff at his Ministry since 2005, where he...
H.E. Abdulla Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority - Land & Maritime, Ministry of Infrastructure Development, UAE, United Arab Emirates
Alwalid Alekrish, VP - Programs & Projects, Arriyadh Development Authority, Saudi Arabia
Juan Alfaro, CEO, RENFE, Spain
Mohammad Saud Alhadbah, Board Member, Public Authority for Roads & Transportation, Kuwait
Graduated in 1982 from the college of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University, obtained a master's degree in Urban Planning from University of South California (USC) in 1989 and joined al Wafra Investment Company as a manager for the direct projects, in its New York Office and later...
Mohammad Saud Alhadbah, Board Member, Public Authority for Roads & Transportation, Kuwait, Kuwait
Sudath Amaratunga, Technical Manager Precincts and infrastructure, Transport for New South Wales Ltd
Sudath is a member of the Australian Senior Public Service with valuable experience in Major construction, Infrastructure development and Business operations and Management. He is working as a Senior Rail Professional for the unique Precincts and Infrastructure Group of TfNSW.Sudath Graduated from...
Sudath Amaratunga, Technical Manager Precincts and infrastructure, Transport for New South Wales Ltd, Australia
H.E. Hesham Arafaat, Minister, Ministry of Transport Egypt, Egypt
Olivier Badard, Senior Vice President Asia, Middle East & North Africa, Member of the Executive Committee, RATP Dev
Appointed on 1 September, 2015, Olivier Badard manages and oversees RATP DEV’s interest in the region, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Existing operations include Bus, Tram and Metro networks in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, China, Korea, Philippines, India, Hong Kong, Algeria & Morocco with total ...
Olivier Badard, Senior Vice President Asia, Middle East & North Africa, Member of the Executive Committee, RATP Dev, France
Abdullah Saeed Balhaddad, Former VP - Maintenance & GM, Abraj Alyum for Engineering Consulting, KSA, Saudi Railways Organization
Abdullah Saeed BalhaddadSaudiBs degree from king Fahd university for petroleum and minerals 1989Diploma from Paris – France for seniors for railways high management 2006Consultant degrees in Civil Engineering -Saudi Council of EngineersEngineering professional accreditation center, 2010 ...
Abdullah Saeed Balhaddad, Former VP - Maintenance & GM, Abraj Alyum for Engineering Consulting, KSA, Saudi Railways Organization, Saudi Arabia
Samuel Bemment, Senior Development Engineer, Loughborough University
Sam Bemment holds a first degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He held R&D positions in the Oil and Gas, Web Development and Entertainment sectors before joining Network Rail in an engineering role in 2009. In this role he worked on a range of UK rail projects, on the tools as well as in...
Samuel Bemment, Senior Development Engineer, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Saad Ben Aiban, Executive Program Director, Ma'aden, Saudi Arabia
Luciano Borges, Managing Director - High Speed Train Maintenance & CEO/Director General - ONCF-SNCF Joint Venture, ONCF, Morocco
Carlo Borghini, Executive Director, Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking
Mr Carlo Borghini was appointed Executive Director of the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking on 16 February 2016 and is responsible for the overall management of the S2R JU activities.Prior to this posting, Mr Borghini was EDA Corporate Services Director, where he was responsible for the management of...
Carlo Borghini, Executive Director, Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking, Belgium
Philippe Citroen, Director General, Unife
Philippe Citroën joined UNIFE in 2011. He began his career as Transport Advisor at the French Permanent Representation to the EU and then became Member of the Cabinet of the French Transport Minister in 1990. In 1993 he became Manager and Chief of Staff at RATP Paris, and joined the SNCF as...
Philippe Citroen, Director General, Unife, Belgium
James Cowan, President Greenbrier International & CEO GBW Railcar Services, The Greenbrier Companies
In 2016, Jim Cowan was appointed President, Greenbrier International. In this newly-created role, Cowan's broad experience in manufacturing and the rail industry will support Greenbrier's rapidly-growing international operations. Cowan's responsibilities extend to all railcar markets...
Joss Dare, Partner, Ashurst LLP, United Arab Emirates
Francois Davenne, Secretary General, Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF), Switzerland
Harj Dhaliwal, Managing Director - Middle East & India, Virgin Hyperloop One
Harj Dhaliwal oversees all customer activity and projects for Hyperloop One in the Middle East and India. With over 34 years of civil engineering experience, he has a proven track record for managing mega rail and infrastructure projects in complex challenging environments around the world. He...
Procurement Manager-Capital Equipment, Etihad Rail – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Sourcing Manager, RailCorp, Department of Transport – Sydney, Australia Procurement & Contracts Manager, Sultan Bin Rashed (Sultaco) – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Export Logistics Manager...
Omiros Fanariotis, Procurement Manager-Capital Equipment, Etihad Rail, United Arab Emirates
Keir Fitch, Head of Unit Rail Safety & Interoperability in DG MOVE, European Commission
Head of Unit Rail Safety & Interoperability in DG MOVE in the European Commission. The mission of the Unit is to establish an interoperable and safe Single European Rail area and to manage the relationships with the European Union Agency for Railways and the Shift-To-Rail Joint...
Keir Fitch, Head of Unit Rail Safety & Interoperability in DG MOVE, European Commission, Belgium
H.E. Julio Gomez-Pomar, Secretary of State for Infrastructure, Transport & Housing, Ministry of Public Works and Transport - Spain
Mr Gomez Pomar, Secretary of State for Infrastructures, Transport and Housing of the Government of Spain, and former President of Renfe, the Panish incumbent railway operator. Mr Gomez Pomar holds a PhD in Economics and has been involved in the management of EU funds.
H.E. Julio Gomez-Pomar, Secretary of State for Infrastructure, Transport & Housing, Ministry of Public Works and Transport - Spain, United Kingdom
Rolf Härdi, CTO, Deutsche Bahn AG
Rolf Härdi has started his career as a development engineer of traction control electronics with ABB in Switzerland. Passing through several management positions in commissioning, maintenance and Services, he was then leading the world-wide engineering organization of the Bombardier Propulsion and...
Natig Jafarov has an extensive professional experience in multimodal transport and logistics infrastructure development, as well as cross-border commodity and services trade. His multicountry work experience includes design, construction and operation of free economic zones, terminals and petrol...
Parag Khanna is a leading global strategist, world traveler, and best-selling author. He is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He is also the Managing Partner of Hybrid Reality, a...
Mr Sanjay Kumar is a Chartered Engineer and an executive from Indian Railway Services of Signal Engineers (IRSSE) and presently working as CHIEF ENGINEER (SIGNAL & TELECOM) in Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (KMRCL) Kolkata, India He is responsible for planning , ICB tendering , work...
Sanjay Kumar, Chief Engineer – Signalling & Telecommunications, Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation, India
Richard Lockett, Head of Strategy, Research & International Affairs Unit, European Union Agency for Railways, France
Hector Lopez Ruiz, Research Fellow for Transportation and Urban Infrastructure, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies & Research Centre, Saudi Arabia
Alaa Mahjoub, Data Management Senior Expert, Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Philip Marquis, Director - Rail Development, Oman Rail, Oman
Clemente Mata, Program Director - Saudi Arabia, Typsa, Spain
Wajdi Mereb, IM Projects Manager, Roads and Transport Authority
Wajdi Mereb is a degree-qualified architect with primary professional experience in asset management and Building Information Modelling (BIM) for mega-construction projects. Mereb’s professional career extends through market-leading organizations and blue-chip contractors in the Middle East. Mereb...
Wajdi Mereb, IM Projects Manager, Roads and Transport Authority, United Arab Emirates
Ajit Mishra, Chief Project Manager, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India, India
Mohammad Montazeri, Deputy Managing Director, Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Company - TUSRC
Dr. Mohammad Montazeri is currently a Lecturer at Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) and Deputy Managing Director for Planning and Logistics of Tehran Metro Holding Company. After receiving his Ph.D. from K.U.Leuven and his Post-Doc. from R.U.Gent in Belgium in Industrial...
Mohammad Montazeri, Deputy Managing Director, Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Company - TUSRC, Iran
Sohail Munir, Advisor – Emerging Technologies & Smart City Innovation, Dubai Smart Government, United Arab Emirates
Yannis Mylopoulos, Chairman of the BoD, Attiko Metro, Greece
Azmi Nalshik, General Manager, Jordan Hejaz Railway, Jordan
Lakshmi Narayanan, Chief Environment Expert, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, India
Isaiah Okoth, Former Group CEO, Rift Valley Railways, Kenya
Toofan Otaredian, CEO, Telexis
Toofan Otaredian is the founder and the CEO of Telexis a pioneer in the field of Electronic ticketing. After receiving his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees (both with cum laude) her started his career within the telecom vertical in senior positions followed by founding Telexis in 1999. Telexis is a pioneer...
Jayanth Pandey, Deputy General Manager - Signalling, Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) Company Limited
An Electronics Engineer by education and Signalling Engineer by profession. Having acquired more than 12 years of experience in Metro rail sector from Designing, O&M to R&D acquired through multiple projects like Delhi metro, Hyderabad metro and Ahmedabad Metro. Currently, responsible for...
Jayanth Pandey, Deputy General Manager - Signalling, Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) Company Limited, India
Nigel Parkes, CEO, Terrafirma
Rarely in 30 years of being an entrepreneur in the region, does one encounter a unique business opportunity. I started TerraFirma 6 years ago to provide a solution to one of the ME regions unsolved problems – blowing sand. Yes, it is amazing how, given the huge regional resources available, it took ...
Saeed Rasouli, Board Member, Railway of the Islamic of Iran(RAI), Iran
Patrick Ropert, CEO & Chairman of the Supervisory Board, AREP Group, SNCF Gares & Connexions
Patrick Ropert is CEO of SNCF Gares & Connexions. He took charge of the €1.3 Bn SNCF Group business unit in October 2014, when the French rail system was being re-structured under the watchful eye of European Commission antitrust authorities.Patrick’s station development strategy seeks to...
Patrick Ropert, CEO & Chairman of the Supervisory Board, AREP Group, SNCF Gares & Connexions, France
Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group
HOWARD ROSEN CBE studied law at Oxford University, qualified as an English solicitor in 1980, and since 1989 has led a boutique law firm, Howard Rosen Solicitors in Zug, Switzerland, specialising in international commercial and finance law, with a particular emphasis on rail finance. He is a...
Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group, United States
Ankala Saibaba, Chief Engineer, Indian Railways, India
Tobias Schoenberg, Partner, Roland Berger, Germany
Helmut Scholze, Partner, Roland Berger, United Arab Emirates
Galetolwe Semenya, Railways Research Specialist, NA, South Africa
Asif Shafi, Senior Vice President, Strategy, AECOM, United Arab Emirates
Paul Sutherland, , Director - Operations and Transformation, Digital Railway, Network Rail, United Kingdom
Sami Syed, Project Manager, London Underground
Sami Syed is a leader in Transport industry with an experience of over 25 years. He is a Project Manager with Transport for London, Project managing Infrastructure track renewals on London Underground. Sami started his career in 1989 managing the Track Operations for Indian Railways working at...
Sami Syed, Project Manager, London Underground, United Kingdom
Jean-Jacques Thomas, Chief Innovation Officer, SNCF Réseau, France
Nkosana Hezekial Thomo, Managing Director, ADFA Group
I am Nkosana Thomo, born in Breyten South Africa.I am married with 3 children.I have worked for Transnet Freight Rail for the period of 16 years, served as a section manager on rail.Im currently running 2 active businesses which is Kungani Construction and Projects and ADFA GROUP, both of them are...
Nkosana Hezekial Thomo, Managing Director, ADFA Group, South Africa
Kilian Ulm, Head of Business, Axon Vibe
Kilian is a dedicated international business development professional with entrepreneurial spirit and skills. He is an engineer by education (ETH Zurich) with work experience ranging from innovative start-up ventures to large multinational corporations. In between business calls and travel, you’ll...
Kilian Ulm, Head of Business, Axon Vibe, Switzerland
Niko Warbanoff, CEO, DB Engineering & Consulting, & Chairman - International Business, Deutsche Bahn AG
Niko Warbanoff was born in 1975 and studied industrial engineering at the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. After graduating, he worked at Daimler/Mercedes-Benz for ten years and held a number of managerial positions there, including in the UK, France, the USA and Asia. In 2009, Warbanoff...