The Sustainable Mobility Team at GIZ in China
Markus Delfs is of Head of “Sustainable Transition – Investment & Infrastructure, Energy, Mobility, Waste” of GIZ in China. 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 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 master’s 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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Sebastian Ibold is Project Director of the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT) and coordinates the China activities of the regional project NDC Transport Initiative.
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 master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus.
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Beatrix Massig is Project Director of the Project “Support and Advice of Sino-German Cooperation on Electro-Mobility – Phase II”.
Before joining GIZ in 2019, she worked on European electricity issues at the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, where she focused on the EU framework for the promotion of renewable electricity and electricity marke design.
Beatrix has studied German, Chinese, European and International Law in Heidelberg, Beijing, Berlin and Bruges. She holds a German Second State Exam in Law as well as a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in European Law from he College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium.
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Alexander von Monschaw
Alexander von Monschaw is Project Director of the project “Sino-German Cooperation on Mobility and Fuels Strategy as a contribution to the Mobility Transition”. He focuses on sustainable mobility, urban development and planning.
Before joining GIZ, he worked as Project Manager for the international consulting company Accenture 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 holds a diploma in Business Administration from Carl-von-Ossietzky-University in Oldenburg, Germany.
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Li Jingzhu manages the Strategic Development Partnership with the private sector on “Improvements in Safety for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods in China”.
She is an expert on freight transport and logistics. Her current focus lies on the transportation of dangerous goods, where she coordinates exchanges between key stakeholders including the German and Chinese government as well as the private sector from both countries.
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 master’s degree in Transport Engineering from Dresden University of Technology.
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Dr. Markus Wagner
Markus Wagner manages the Development Partnership “Environmentally friendly power supply of ships for air pollution control in Chinese ports” between German and Chinese stakeholders from the private and public sector.
At the same time, he supports the project “Sino-German Cooperation on Mobility and Fuels Strategy as a contribution to the Mobility Transition” in the development of technical topics for cooperation topics relevant for Mobility and Fuels Strategies, such as integrated mobility planning and sector coupling.
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. Ling Xuan
Ling Xuan is Senior Technical Advisor in the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT). He is responsible for the implementation of project activities in the fields of freight transport and logistics.
Ling Xuan is an expert in the fields of environmental science, transportation and mobility, energy, innovation and stakeholder management. During his career, he was deeply involved in technology promotion, incubation and research projects and has broad experience in environmental policy advisory services. He has a well-established partner and cooperation network and is specialized on the collaboration with governmental authorities, NGOs and private sector stakeholders.
Before joining GIZ, Ling Xuan worked as project management and research roles for Engie China, Innovation Centre for Clean-air Solutions and Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Science in Beijing, and for SLR Consulting and International Lab for Air Quality & Health of WHO in Australia. He also served as Secretary General of the Bluetech Clean Air Alliance. Ling Xuan holds a PhD in Environmental Science from QUT Australia.
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Liu Tong works as Senior Technical Advisor for the GIZ Mobility Team. He focuses on the topics of New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) and Intelligent Connected Vehicles (ICVs). Liu Tong is responsible for policy analysis around NEVs and ICVs in China.
At the same time, he manages a Strategic Development Partnership on Technical-Vocational Eduction and Training in the Construction Sector with partners from the private sector in both Germany and China.
Before joining GIZ, Liu Tong worked as Head of Department in the construction division of the German company Ejot GmbH in China. Previously, he also served in the German Chamber of Commerce in China as Project Manager in the Environmental Services Department focusing mainly on renewable energy and green-building. Liu Tong holds a diploma in Environment Engineering with focus on Solar Technology from Hamburg University of Applied Sciences.
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Dr. Dominika Kalinowska
Dominika Kalinowska is Advisor to 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. Marie Peters
Marie Peters is Advisor in the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT). She focuses on the topic of Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP) and supports the political dialogue on low carbon transport between Germany and China.
Marie is an urban expert with more than ten years’ experience working in East and South Asia and Europe. She has trained as an urban geographer at the University of Cologne, with a focus on sustainable urbanisation, climate risk resilience, and urban planning and development. She holds a Ph.D. from the same institution, where she worked in an international research project involving China and Bangladesh. Joining GIZ in 2015, she worked in the field of sustainable urbanisation in the Sino-German context as well as on international agendas towards sustainable urbanisation by serving as an advisor to the German government in the Habitat III process.
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Jiao Yingkun is Technical Advisor to the projects “Support and Advice of Sino-German Cooperation on Electro-Mobility – Phase II” and “Sino-German Cooperation on Mobility and Fuels Strategy as a contribution to the Mobility Transition”.
She is responsible for research in the area of electro-mobility in China, including policy and market developments. Yingkun contributes to the development of mobility concepts with a focus on integrated mobility planning, micro-mobility and sector coupling.
Previously, she worked as a Project Coordinator & Strategy Analyst at Volkswagen Automatic Transmission, where she analysed electro-mobility trends and technological innovations. Jiao Yingkun holds a bachelor’s degree in German and English Language Studies from Jilin Foreign Language University.
At the same time, she supports the developPPP.de project “Environmentally friendly power supply of ships for air pollution control in Chinese ports” with policy research and the organisation of bilateral exchange formats.
Previously, she worked as an interpreter at a German construction firm on the topic of high-speed railway systems and supported the GIZ in China Mobility Team during the implementation of various other projects. Xia Yun holds a bachelor’s degree in German Studies from Tianjin Foreign Language University.
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Zhao Yanling is responsible for research in the area of electro-mobility in China, including policy and market developments. Yanling focuses on regulatory policies, including the NEV Dual Credit System and subsidies, as well as the local promotion of electro-mobility in China’s provinces and larger cities.
A long-standing GIZ staff member, Yanling previously worked for Sino-German cooperation projects on the topics of Green Logistics and Low Carbon Transport, where she focused on low emission technologies and freight transport. Yanling holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from RWTH Aachen.
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Meng Xiaoxuan supports the Strategic Development Partnership with the private sector “Improvements in Safety for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods in China”.
She is responsible for research and analysis on the transportation of dangerous goods in China and Germany, including on the political frameworks, industry standards and technological developments. Moreover, she supports the develoPPP.de project in the organisation of multi-stakeholder exchange formats for Chinese and international stakeholders in the area of dangerous goods transportation.
Xiaoxuan holds a master’s degree in German Language from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.
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Jana Gorski is Portfolio Manager in the area of “Sustainable Transition – Investment & Infrastructure, Energy, Mobility, Waste” at GIZ in China. Besides advising the Cluster Head and project directors on portfolio management, she is responsible for communications in the area of Mobility. Jana speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and coordinates the China Transport Sector Policy Briefing.
Previously, she supported the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) and the Beijing Country Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation as intern in the areas of research and international relations. Jana holds a master’s degree in China and Globalization from King’s College London.
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