2018 SPEAKERS

Dedicated to bringing the best global speakers the industry year after year,
here’s a look at just some of our incredible speakers for 2018.

Shahrin Abdol Salam, SVP – Plans & Development, SMRT Trains Ltd, Singapore

Shahrin Abdol Salam at Middle East Rail 2018

Ali Abdollahpour, Vice Managing Director, Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Operation Company (TUSROC), Iran

Waleed Ahmed, Rail Development, The Go-Ahead Group Plc, United Kingdom

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, United Arab Emirates

Alwalid Alekrish, VP - Programs & Projects, Arriyadh Development Authority, Saudi Arabia

Alwalid Alekrish at Middle East Rail 2018

Juan Alfaro, CEO, RENFE, Spain

Juan Alfaro at Middle East Rail 2018

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, Australia

H.E. Hesham Arafaat, Minister, Ministry of Transport Egypt, Egypt

H.E. Hesham Arafaat at Middle East Rail 2018

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, Saudi Arabia

Samuel Bemment, Senior Development Engineer, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Saad Ben Aiban, Executive Program Director, Ma'aden, Saudi Arabia

Saad Ben Aiban at Middle East Rail 2018

Luciano Borges, Managing Director - High Speed Train Maintenance & CEO/Director General - ONCF-SNCF Joint Venture, ONCF, Morocco

Luciano Borges at Middle East Rail 2018

Carlo Borghini, Executive Director, Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking, Belgium

Philippe Citroen, Director General, Unife, Belgium

James Cowan, President Greenbrier International & CEO GBW Railcar Services, The Greenbrier Companies, United States

Adel Dagher, Senior Projects Specialist, GARMCO Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mills Company, Bahrain

Joss Dare, Partner, Ashurst LLP, United Arab Emirates

Joss Dare at Middle East Rail 2018

Francois Davenne, Secretary General, Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF), Switzerland

Francois Davenne at Middle East Rail 2018

Harj Dhaliwal, Managing Director - Middle East & India, Virgin Hyperloop One, United Arab Emirates

Josef Doppelbauer, Executive Director, European Union Agency for Railways, France

Josef Doppelbauer at Middle East Rail 2018

Mathieu Dunant, Head of Innovation, R.A.T.P. Group, France

Mathieu Dunant at Middle East Rail 2018

Khaled El Akruti, Leader of Engineering Asset Management Discipline, University of Wollongong in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Khaled El Akruti at Middle East Rail 2018

Omiros Fanariotis, Procurement Manager-Capital Equipment, Etihad Rail, United Arab Emirates

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, United Kingdom

Rolf Härdi, CTO, Deutsche Bahn AG, Germany

Natig Jafarov, Director, ADY Container, Azerbaijan

Ahmed Jasem Al Mansoori, A/CEO, Etihad Rail, United Arab Emirates

Ahmed Jasem Al Mansoori at Middle East Rail 2018

H.E. Mariam Ahmed Jumaan, Undersecretary, Ministry of Transportation & Telecommunicatons, Bahrain, Bahrain

H.E. Mariam Ahmed Jumaan at Middle East Rail 2018

Charles Kateeba, Managing Director, Uganda Railways, Uganda

Charles Kateeba at Middle East Rail 2018

Parag Khanna, Author & Keynote Speaker, Connectography, United States

Niklaus H König, President and Chief Executive Officer, SwissRapide AG, Switzerland

Niklaus H König at Middle East Rail 2018

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

Richard Lockett at Middle East Rail 2018

Hector Lopez Ruiz, Research Fellow for Transportation and Urban Infrastructure, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies & Research Centre, Saudi Arabia

Hector Lopez Ruiz at Middle East Rail 2018

Alaa Mahjoub, Data Management Senior Expert, Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Alaa Mahjoub at Middle East Rail 2018

Philip Marquis, Director - Rail Development, Oman Rail, Oman

Philip Marquis at Middle East Rail 2018

Clemente Mata, Program Director - Saudi Arabia, Typsa, Spain

Clemente Mata at Middle East Rail 2018

Wajdi Mereb, IM Projects Manager, Roads and Transport Authority, United Arab Emirates

Ajit Mishra, Chief Project Manager, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India, India

Ajit Mishra at Middle East Rail 2018

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

Sohail Munir at Middle East Rail 2018

Yannis Mylopoulos, Chairman of the BoD, Attiko Metro, Greece

Yannis Mylopoulos at Middle East Rail 2018

Azmi Nalshik, General Manager, Jordan Hejaz Railway, Jordan

Azmi Nalshik at Middle East Rail 2018

Lakshmi Narayanan, Chief Environment Expert, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, India

Lakshmi Narayanan at Middle East Rail 2018

Isaiah Okoth, Former Group CEO, Rift Valley Railways, Kenya

Isaiah Okoth at Middle East Rail 2018

Toofan Otaredian, CEO, Telexis, Netherlands

Jayanth Pandey, Deputy General Manager - Signalling, Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) Company Limited, India

Nigel Parkes, CEO, Terrafirma, Saudi Arabia

Saeed Rasouli, Board Member, Railway of the Islamic of Iran(RAI), Iran

Saeed Rasouli at Middle East Rail 2018

Patrick Ropert, CEO & Chairman of the Supervisory Board, AREP Group, SNCF Gares & Connexions, France

Howard Rosen, Chairman, Rail Working Group, United States

Ankala Saibaba, Chief Engineer, Indian Railways, India

Ankala Saibaba at Middle East Rail 2018

Tobias Schoenberg, Partner, Roland Berger, Germany

Tobias Schoenberg at Middle East Rail 2018

Helmut Scholze, Partner, Roland Berger, United Arab Emirates

Helmut Scholze at Middle East Rail 2018

Galetolwe Semenya, Railways Research Specialist, NA, South Africa

Galetolwe Semenya at Middle East Rail 2018

Asif Shafi, Senior Vice President, Strategy, AECOM, United Arab Emirates

Asif Shafi at Middle East Rail 2018

Paul Sutherland, , Director - Operations and Transformation, Digital Railway, Network Rail, United Kingdom

Paul Sutherland at Middle East Rail 2018

Sami Syed, Project Manager, London Underground, United Kingdom

Jean-Jacques Thomas, Chief Innovation Officer, SNCF Réseau, France

Jean-Jacques Thomas at Middle East Rail 2018

Nkosana Hezekial Thomo, Managing Director, ADFA Group, South Africa

Kilian Ulm, Head of Business, Axon Vibe, Switzerland

Niko Warbanoff, CEO, DB Engineering & Consulting, & Chairman - International Business, Deutsche Bahn AG, Germany

Joachim Winter, Senior Scientist and Project Manager, German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Germany

Joachim Winter at Middle East Rail 2018

Mohamed Youssef, Chief Engineer - MSN and Cyber Security, RTA, United Arab Emirates

Mohamed Youssef at Middle East Rail 2018

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