President of the Commune
After studies in literature and a licentiate from the University of Fribourg, Eloi Rossier taught at the Maya-Joie school in la Fouly, of which he was principal from 1990 to 2012. With a diploma in Sports Management from the IDEHAP and Swiss Olympic, he was President of Ski Valais and member of the board of Swiss Ski. He also chaired the Raiffeisen branch in Bagnes-Vollèges. Bagnes. The population elected him President of the Bagnes Commune in October 2012. Born in 1953, he is married with three children, and lives in le Châble.
Delegate for mobility, Canton of Valais
Pascal Bovey, civil engineer EPFL, is head of the Transportation Service with the Department of Transportation, Equipment and the Environment (DTEE). Previously, after various activities in the field of public transport with SBB and the Vaud cantonal administration, he was Head of Division within the Department of Roads of the Canton of Vaud. He also has extensive experience in the fields of business, project and HR management. With French as a mother tongue, he also speaks German, Spanish and English.
Dr. Michaël Thémans
Deputy Director, TraCE
Dr. Michaël Thémans is a lecturer at EPFL, Deputy Director of EPFL’s Transportation Center (TraCE, a group of 40 research labs) and member of EPFL’s Vice-Presidency for Innovation and Technology Transfer. He holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research and Transportation Modeling, and has extensive experience in market analysis and consumer behaviour modeling. He consults for various public agencies, private companies and EPFL startups, and is partner and Chief Business Development Officer at “6T – Bureau de Recherche”, an EPFL’s spin-off specialized in mobility analysis.
Prof. Giuseppe Pini
Director, Observatory for Mobility
Giuseppe Pini is Honorary Professor at the Institute of Geography and Sustainability at the University of Lausanne, where he teaches geography of transportation. He created 20 years ago the Observatory for Mobility (OUM) of the University of Geneva. His main research areas are mobility and transport, links between transport and spatial planning, mobility behavior and promotion of sustainable mobility.
Founder, Ecomobility Ventures
Fabienne Herlaut in 2011 founded Ecomobilité Ventures, a €25 million multi-corporate (SNCF, Orange, Total) venture fund dedicated to sustainable mobility, and was its managing partner until June 2014. Prior to founding EMV, she led Corporate Strategy and Sustainable Development divisions at SNCF and Pechiney, as well as Business Development at ArcelorMittal’s Flat Carbon Division; and was COO and portfolio manager (M&A) at Harwanne, a Paris-Geneva family office. She graduated from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (1980) and holds a Master’s degree from Harvard Business School (1984).
General Manager, Zero Emission Strategy
Olivier is an experienced global automotive executive with experience in France, the UK and Detroit, USA. For the past 11 years he has held key management positions with Nissan in Europe. Now in Paris since 2009, Olivier is in charge of Nissan’s Zero Emission Strategy in Europe. He is especially involved in organizing all upstream activities necessary for the successful deployment of the Nissan’s European lineup of electric vehicles.
Director, Center for Research in Energy and Cities
Gaëtan Cherix is Director at the “Center for Research in Energy and Cities” (CREM) located in Martigny, as well as a lecturer at many Swiss universities. He holds a master degree in mechanical engineering (EPFL 2005), specializes in the field of energy and thermodynamics, and has authored many technical and scientific publications. In collaboration with the EPFL he has developed innovative management and planning tools for the integration of energy systems in urban areas. He is member of the 2000-watt Society’s experts board and Smart City’s Swiss experts board.
Key Accounts Manager, Mobility Car sharing
Luis-Miguel Gomes is Key Accounts Manager for Suisse Romande at Mobility Carshare since December 2010. Mobility currently has 112,500 individual and 3,900 businesses customers throughout Switzerland. This means 2,700 self-service cars spread over 1400 locations throughout the region.
Pascal Bourquard Jr.
Pascal Bourquard Jr. has three years training from the Délémont Business School as well as FOPH courses in Workplace Health & Safety. He is the CEO of ElectricEasy SA (car share), Tellis SA (gasoline stations) and Couche-Tard Sàrl (distribution).
Credit Specialist, Emerald Ventures
Since September 2014 Martina Looser is the credit specialist for the management agency of the Technology Fund based in Zurich. Martina is responsible for analyzing and evaluating the applications for loan guarantees and submitting recommendations to the guarantee committee. Before joining the Technology Fund team, she worked as Credit Analyst in the corporate credit division of a Swiss bank for 16 years. Martina holds an MBA from University of Zurich and is fluent in German, English, French and Italian.
In 1992, Olivier Rossinelli was a pioneer in the field of computer equipment for mobile professionals (salespersons, technicians). In 2003, he created DOTMOBIL (now i-Moov), one of the first fleet management web services (5000 vehicles today). Ten years later, he founded Key-moov and now focuses the group’s expertise of the group in carsharing equipment. In 2014, i-Moov launched its first car-sharing service.
LCA Consultant, Quantis International
Denis Bochatay is Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) consultant with Quantis International, a company based on the EPFL campus in Lausanne. He pilots projects that calculate the environmental footprint of different services, for example in the field of mobility, energy and events.
Martin Von Kaenel
General Manager, TMR SA
With professional training in engineering and business management, Martin von Kaenel has 23 years of experience managing rail parks, maintenance workshops and other aspects of the railroad industry. After Bombardier and BLS, Martin joined TMR SA in June 2011, and has been project manager, technical director of the Rail department, and CEO since September 2013.
Director, Landolt & Cie
With a degree in Political Science (Univ Geneva), Jean-Daniel Balet has a 25 years career in finance and banking, particularly in Private Banking. He is an executive of the bank Landolt & Cie, founded in 1780, and sponsor of its “Future strategies for sustainable development” chair at EPFL; founding member of SwissRespect; and vice president of the Alpage de Mase consortium. He is married with four children.
Head of Studies and Research, 6t
Sociologist by training (Master and PhD Sorbonne Paris V), Anaïs Rocci specializes in the analysis of changes in mobility patterns and in tools for mobility management, particularly individualized marketing. Her work concerns mobility practices and modal choices, emerging trends (hybrid bike, VLS, VAE, car sharing, car sharing, electric vehicles /, etc.), lifestyles and residential strategies, etc.
General Director, 80 Day Race
Frank Manders is Co-founder and General Director of 80 Day Race. He studied Business Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam. During his studies founded MindForce, a temporary staffing agency for software trainers, and served customers such as IBM Training and Kelly Services. Since 2000, Frank is working as an independent sourcing expert focusing on strategic sourcing projects for multinational companies. In 2007 he founded The 7 Adventures, a company organizing sustainable rallies as fundraising events for charity.