The Team of Sustainable Transport in China
(in alphabetical order)
Sebastian Ibold works as Project Manager in the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport. He is responsible for the coordination of project activities linked to low carbon urban transport. Sebastian holds a master degree in urban and regional planning from the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus. Before joining GIZ he worked as an urban planner and urban designer for American Aecom and German ISA and AS&P. His professional work experience covers strategic planning, landuse and infrastructure planning, smart city and transit-oriented development planning.
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Dr. Dominika Kalinowska
Dr. Dominika Kalinowska works as Project Manager in the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport. She coordinates the communication and activities within the project being directly affiliated to the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety. After studying economics, she obtained her doctoral degree at the Technical University Berlin and worked at the German Institute for Economic Research DIW Berlin and the German Energy Agency dena. Her professional work experience covers travel demand, energy use and emission modelling, policy assessment and consultancy as well as strategy development and overall project management.
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Li Jingzhu works as Project Manager in the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport. She is focusing on freight and logistics with regard to climate protection. Having worked for the Chinese Research Institute of Highway (RIOH) of Ministry of Transportation and Automotive Supply Industry, Jingzhu’s main expertise includes transport and logistics strategy development and supply chain management. Jingzhu holds a master in transport engineering from the Dresden University of Technology.
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Dr. Christoph Nedopil
Christoph Nedopil is the Project Director of the CLCT project. Before joining GIZ, Christoph worked with the IFC/World Bank in over 15 countries as development economist and governance specialist. He also founded the two companies YOUSE (an innovation consultancy) and SHÄRE (a mobility tech company). He also worked for the government of Rwanda to draft the innovation policy for cargo drones.
Christoph holds a PhD in economics (TU Berlin) as well as a master in engineering (TU Berlin) and public administration (Harvard Kennedy School).
As project director of the CLCT project, he is responsible to work with political and private stakeholders in the transportation and urban development sector and is motivated to make green mobility a reality.
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Sandra Retzer serves as Head of “Sustainable Urbanisation, Transportation and Energy” of GIZ China. She joined the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz) GmbH in September 2014, where she is responsible for Sino-German policy dialogues and technical cooperation projects in the field of energy, electro mobility, low carbon transport and sustainable urbanisation.
In the past 20 years – after getting a diploma in Business Studies as well as a diploma in Chinese language studies – Ms. Retzer has been primarily based in Germany and China working for different transnational companies in large-scale infrastructure, airport, renewable energy and energy storage projects. Before joining GIZ, Sandra Retzer served as Managing Director Asia-Pacific of Younicos AG, a German company specialized in the management of battery energy storage technologies and systems for a stable power supply from renewable sources.
Currently, Sandra Retzer also serves as the National Chair of the Energy Working Group of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. The group has been proactively engaging Chinese and European policymakers on policies, regulations, and standards and market development. Ms. Retzer is also a member of several advisory boards related to Chinese-European demo projects.
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Sun Shengyang works as Project Manager in the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport. He is responsible for the development of low carbon urban transport policies and measuring emission reductions under proposed Transport Demand Management measures. Previously, he worked for the international consulting firm WSP and for UC Davis’ transport research institute. His work experience covers travel demand management policies, integrated land use and transport model, urban transport planning, and transport emission modelling. Shengyang holds a master degree in transport planning and management from the Beijing University of Technology.
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Markus Wagner joined GIZ in October 2015 as a Project Manager, responsible for the coordination of cross-sectoral project activities in the fields of energy and transport. Since 2017 he has been working on issues related to the energy transition in the Chinese and German transport sector within the framework of the Sino-German Cooperation on Mobility and Fuels Strategies. Before joining GIZ, he worked for TUM CREATE in Singapore and Technische Universität München in Munich on electromobility in megacities and rural areas. Markus holds a PhD in electrical engineering from Technische Universität München.
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