The Sustainable Mobility Team at GIZ in China
Markus Delfs assumed the position of Head of “Sustainable Transition – Investment & Infrastructure, Energy, Mobility, Waste” of GIZ in China in June 2019. He is responsible for Sino-German policy dialogues and technical cooperation projects in these fields.
In the past 11 years Markus has worked for GIZ in Germany, Belgium, Indonesia, and the Gulf States, where he was responsible for international cooperation projects in the fields of urban development, mobility and energy efficiency, infrastructure development and finance, as well as mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. Previously, after sailing internationally in Germany’s merchant marine, Markus worked in the port and logistics sector in his hometown Hamburg, Germany. He then went on to work as a management consultant in the maritime logistics sector worldwide. For many years, Markus was also assigned as strategic advisor to the President of the Saudi Ports Authority in Riyadh, focusing on strategy planning, organizational development, concession contract management and regulatory affairs.
Markus holds Masters degrees in Business Administration (Middlesex University, UK) and in International Transportation Management (State University of New York, USA), and a Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering (Bremen University of applied Sciences, Germany). In addition, he holds a vocational diploma in banking & finance and a nautical officer’s license.
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Sandra Retzer serves as Project Director of the Project “Support and Advice of Sino-German Cooperation on Electro Mobility” At the same time, she is Head of the Development Policy Forum, a division at the GIZ Head Office.
Previously, Sandra has served as Head of “Sustainable Mobility, Energy and Infrastructure” of GIZ in China. She was 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 was 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. Furthermore, she was 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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Alexander von Monschaw
Alexander von Monschaw is Project Director of the project “Mobility and Fuels Strategy as a Contribution to the Traffic Transition in China—Pilot Project in the Jing-Ji-Ji Region”. He focuses on policies and market developments in the area of sustainable mobility, including ICV, electro-mobility and urban development and planning.
Before joining GIZ, he worked as Project Manager for the international consulting company Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) in different industries and competencies as well as for one of Germany’s largest energy suppliers, where he was leading the business development area. There he started developing business models for sustainable mobility solutions and implementing pilot projects, working closely with municipalities and real estate companies.
Alexander is holding a diploma in Business Administration from Carl-von-Ossietzky-University in Oldenburg, Germany.
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Li Jingzhu is Project Director of the “Strategic Alliance on Improvements in the Dangerous Goods Transportation Sector in China”. She is an expert on freight transport and logistics.
Having worked for the Chinese Research Institute of Highway (RIOH) of the Ministry of Transportation MoT 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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Sebastian Ibold is Project Director of the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT).
Before joining GIZ in 2017, Sebastian worked as urban planner and urban designer for American Aecom and German ISA and AS+P. His professional work experience covers projects in the fields of strategic and master planning, new town and urban redevelopment as well as policy advisory in the field of low carbon transportation in China, Germany, Vietnam and the Middle East. Sebastian holds a masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus.
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Dr. Markus Wagner
Markus Wagner is Project Director of the develoPPP.de project “Environmentally friendly power supply of ships for air pollution control in Chinese ports”. At the same time, he supports the projects “Mobility and Fuels Strategy as a Contribution to the Traffic Transition in China” and “Support and Advice of Sino-German Cooperation on Electro-Mobility – Phase II” through developing ideas for technical studies on topics relating to mobility and fuels and research 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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Dr. Dominika Kalinowska
Dominika Kalinowska is 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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Ding Yan is Project Manager to the project “Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport”. She is focusing on freight and logistics with regards to climate protection.
Before joining GIZ, Ding Yan worked as project manager of T-Systems China (Deutsche Telekom) in the area of Smart City, Telematics and ITS systems development, where she was in charge of developing innovative products for Mobility Services using applied information and telecommunication technologies including satellite data and advanced software modules. She has guided the successful implementation of pilot projects in China and Germany, such as “Low Carbon Mobility for Green Logistics” and “Advanced Traffic Management Systems” implemented for Huainan City and Hamburg Port Authority. Ding Yan graduated from Cologne University in the field of Business Administration.
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Wu Yingjie is Technical Advisor to the project “Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport”. She focuses on the topics of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning and the development of national scenarios for low-carbon transportation.
She has conducted research at Technical University of Munich on a new emission model for assessing the impact of traffic measures on spatial distribution of emissions. She holds a master degree in Infrastructure Planning from University of Stuttgart.
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Liu Chang is Technical Advisor to the project “Mobility and Fuel Strategy as a Contribution to the Traffic Transition in China”. 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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Xia Yun is Project Officer in the project “Mobility and Fuels Strategy as a Contribution to the Traffic Transition in China”. She is responsible for government affairs and research on the topics of fuel and mobility in the Jing-Jin-Ji 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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Zhao Yanling is 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 is Portfolio Manager in the area of “Sustainable Mobility, Energy and Infrastructure” at GIZ in China. Besides portfolio management, she is responsible for communications in the area of Mobility.
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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