The Team of Sustainable Transport in China
Sandra Retzer serves as Head of “Sustainable Urbanisation, Transportation and Energy” of GIZ in China. She is responsible for Sino-German policy dialogues and technical cooperation projects in the fields of energy, electro-mobility, low carbon transport and sustainable urbanisation.
In the past 20 years, Sandra 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 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. Previously, Sandra has also served as the National Chair of the Energy Working Group of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China and was a member of several advisory boards related to Chinese-European demo projects.
Sandra holds a diploma in Business Administration from South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, Hagen, and in Chinese Language Studies from the Sprachen- und Dolmetscherinstitut Munich.
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Dr. Christoph Nedopil
Christoph Nedopil is Project Director of the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT). He is responsible for working with political and private stakeholders in the transportation and urban development sector and is motivated to make green mobility a reality.
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) and worked for the government of Rwanda to draft an innovation policy for cargo drones. Christoph holds a PhD in Economics from TU Berlin as well as a masters in Engineering from TU Berlin and in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School.
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Li Jingzhu works as Technical Advisor 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 the Ministry of Transportation and the automotive supply industry, Jingzhu’s main expertise includes strategy development in the areas of transport and logistics, as well as supply chain management. Jingzhu holds a masters degree in Transport Engineering from Dresden University of Technology.
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Dr. Dominika Kalinowska
Dominika Kalinowska works as Project Manager in the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport. She coordinates the communication and activities within the project which are directly affiliated with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety. Before joining GIZ, she worked at the German Institute for Economic Research DIW Berlin and the German Energy Agency dena.
She has worked on topics such as travel demand and energy use and is experienced in emission modelling, policy assessment and consultancy as well as strategy development and overall project management. Dominika holds a PhD in Economics from TU Berlin.
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Dr. Markus Wagner
Markus Wagner works as Project Manager in the projects Mobility and Fuels Strategy as a Contribution to the Traffic Transition in China—Pilot Project in the Jing-Jin-Ji Region and Support and Advice of Sino-German Cooperation on Electro-Mobility – Phase II. He is responsible, among other things, for developing ideas for technical studies on topics relating to mobility and fuels. He focuses on policy and market developments in the area of electro-mobility.
Before joining GIZ, he worked for TUM CREATE in Singapore and for Technical University of Munich on electro-mobility in megacities and rural areas. Markus holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Munich.
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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.
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, land use and infrastructure planning, smart city and transit-oriented development planning. Sebastian holds a masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus.
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Xia Yun works as Project Coordinator for the project Mobility and Fuels Strategy as a Contribution to the Traffic Transition in China—Pilot Project in the Jing-Jin-Ji. She is responsible for government affairs and research on the topics of fuel and mobility in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region.
Previously, she worked as an interpreter at a German construction firm on the topic of high-speed railway systems.Xia Yun holds a bachelors degree in German Studies from Tianjin Foreign Language University.
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Liu Chang works as Technical Advisor in the project Mobility and Fuel Strategy as a Contribution to the Traffic Transition in China—Pilot Project in the Jing-Jin-Ji Region. He focuses on the topics of New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) and Green Ports.
Previously, he worked at Sinopec as an engineer. Liu Chang holds a masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Technical University of Dortmund.
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Zhao Yanling works as Project Officer in the project Support and Advice of Sino-German Cooperation on Electro-Mobility Phase II. She is responsible for research on topics in the area of electro-mobility in China, including policy and market development.
Previously, she worked in projects on Green Logistics and Low Carbon Transport, where she focused on low emission technologies and freight transport. Yanling holds a masters degree in Business Administration from RWTH Aachen.
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Jana Gorski works as Portfolio Manager in the area of “Sustainable Urbanisation, Transportation and Energy” at GIZ in China. Besides portfolio management, she is responsible for communications in the area of Transport.
Previously, she supported the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) and the Beijing Country Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation as an intern in the areas of research and international relations. Jana holds a masters degree in China and Globalization from King’s College London.
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