The Editorial Board

About our Editorial Board

Our editorial board consists of eminent specialists in the fields of transport, energy, sustainability, and public policy. With over a century of experience between them, our board members act as ambassadors of the Green Mobility Magazine and help our editorial staff navigate the complex relationship between transportation and sustainability. 

Catriona Meehan

Catriona Meehan helps sustainable mobility companies navigate complex regulatory landscapes and scale smoothly.
She is a seasoned Public Affairs professional with over a dozen years of experience and provides expert counsel and guidance to startups, scale-ups, government institutions, and large companies worldwide.
Catriona has helped companies win dozens of tenders to operate their electric vehicle solutions; she is passionate about sustainable mobility and believes in the need for more positive regulation for the industry to thrive.
Catriona is a passionate advocate for gender-balanced leadership and funding for female-led startups. She is a VP of the Professional Women’s Network in Barcelona. In 2022, Catriona launched Startingup PA to help startups and scale-ups build tailored solutions to political challenges across EMEA.

Erik Jonnaert

Erik is currently chairman of FIPRA, a public affairs consultancy based in Brussels, Belgium. He is focusing on EU policy affecting the green & digital transition as relevant for the future of mobility.
Before FIPRA, he was leading the European automotive industry association ACEA and was chairman of EATA, the European Automotive and Telecom Alliance.
He is also on the board of the New Mobility Foundation in the Netherlands created to address mobility poverty.
Erik has 40 years of experience in public affairs, building connections and organizing dialogue between business, policy makers and other stakeholders.
Erik has obtained his Master of Laws from the university of Ghent in Belgium and Harvard Law School in the USA.

Laurianne Krid

Laurianne Krid is the Director General for FIA Region, representing mobility Clubs in Europe, Africa and the Middle East since 2017. Laurianne holds a Masters’ degree in political sciences specialised in EU policies and a Master II in interregional cooperation. She is based at the Region I headquarter in Brussels, Belgium.
The FIA Region I advocates for user-centric safe, affordable and clean mobility as a key component for growth. Together with the Region I team, Laurianne supports the exchange of best practices between mobility Clubs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, which total 38 million members. Mobility Clubs play a key role in representing user needs in decision making around mobility.  
She speaks French, English, German and some Spanish.

Louis Lammertyn

Louis works at decarbonising passenger transport through his SAF start-up and strategy consultancy  
He has an international background working for Roland Berger and Hinicio in strategy consulting and worked on Power-to-X and SAF projects. He co-launched Moonlight Express, now part of the night train operator and helped shaping Hinicio, a consulting business in clean mobility based on hydrogen.
He worked on different restructuring projects and aviation ventures.   In his past he has also been active as a documentary photographer and research journalist and is still passionate about these topics.
His goal in life is to move people closer to nature, by creating businesses that generate positive impact on our planet and in society.

Mark Watts 

Mark was elected Member of the European Parliament for two terms.
He co-founded LP Brussels in 2009. He now provides strategic counsel to some of the world’s most well-known companies and organisations & regularly speaks at and moderates events.
He has worked at senior levels on public policy for over 25 years, and specialises in the interface between transport, energy, climate and economic policy and regulation. 
Mark was a member of various European Parliamentary Committees. Tony Blair appointed him to be his Government’s transport and better regulation spokesperson in Brussels. He served on the TRAN Committee for 10 years.
Mark is also a Chartered Fellow Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, Fellow Royal Society of Arts.

Patrick Edmond

Patrick is the founder and Managing Director of Altair Advisory, a specialist aviation strategy advisory and consulting firm with an increasing focus on sustainable aviation. Altair works with a range of industry stakeholders to formulate strategies for development and sustainability. Recent client engagements include SAF feasibility studies, SAF training courses, and modelling of air traffic under different sustainability policy scenarios.
Patrick has over 20 years of aviation-industry experience across senior roles in the airline, airport and aircraft leasing sectors, as well as a background in strategy consultancy. He has headed up the Network and Strategy function for three regional airlines and from 2018 to 2023 was a board member of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA).
From 2013 to 2019, Patrick was Group Strategy Director for Shannon Group plc, the operator of Shannon Airport in Ireland. In this capacity he led the expansion of Shannon’s International Aviation Services Centre, a successful and growing aerospace industry cluster consisting of over 80 independent aviation and aerospace companies.
Patrick studied Computer Engineering at Trinity College Dublin and Carnegie Mellon University in the USA, and also holds an MSc in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University in the UK and an MBA from Purdue University in the USA.

Pedro Castro

Pedro Castro works in aviation, airport, and tourism industries for over 20 years. Since 2015, he has been at the helm of SkyExpert Consulting, a company entirely devoted to providing strategic, commercial, and public affairs solutions to entities within these dynamic sectors.
With a rich and diverse professional background, Pedro’s journey in the travel industry has seen him excel in pivotal roles across airlines, airports, and tourism companies. His extensive experience encompasses areas such as business development, contracting, revenue optimization, alliance management, sales strategy, and loyalty.
Pedro Castro is an alumnus of Universidade de Lisboa and Université Robert Schumann, where he earned his BSc degree in Law, a foundation that has contributed to his understanding of legal and regulation intricacies within the travel industry. He further shares his knowledge by instructing the Transportation Systems unit in Tourism Management at Instituto Superior de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo (ISCE).
In addition to his professional commitments, Pedro Castro is a columnist and regular contributor to national and international magazines, TV, and radio. His thought-provoking analyses and keen observations provide different perspectives on the evolving landscape of the travel industry.

Sabrine Skiker

Sabrine is a Director in Hanover Brussels’ advocacy team and has 15 years of experience working in EU Public Affairs and Communication. At Hanover, Sabrine leads the sustainability practice where she supports clients to understand and successfully manage their political and regulatory issues in the complex European sphere. Sabrine also successfully builds coalitions with Brussels-based trade stakeholders including by co-organizing events, signing joint letters or MoUs with relevant bodies.

Prior to joining Hanover, Sabrine worked at the trade association Hydrogen Europe where she helped members in their mobility transition journeys and helped to convey to EU stakeholders the importance of hydrogen as a key solution in mobility transition.

During her time spent working in the European Commission, trade associations and in consultancies, Sabrine has acquired significant experience in the field of sustainability and climate change, specifically on topics related to sustainable mobility, sustainable energy, research, innovation, hydrogen technologies, industrial and regional policy.

Sabrine holds a Master in European Politics from Sciences Po Rennes and a Master’s degree in political science from the Katholische Universitaet Eichstaett-Ingolstadt.

Scott Shepard

As an urban planner, author, educator, speaker & thought leader, Scott Shepard has his finger on the pulse of everything related to #CitiesFirst, an interdisciplinary term he coined. At the intersection of urbanism, public transport, active transportation, micromobility and decarbonization, Scott delivers real value in the mobility ecosystem. 
Scott is currently the Head of Policy & Government Affairs at Drover AI, Founder & Host of the #CitiesFirst Podcast, Co-Author of “Technologies for Smart Cities”, Advisor at Urban AI, Public Speaker at SAE International and Contributor to Zag Daily & METRO Magazine. 
He is a sought-after global public speaker at events like TRB, ITS World Congress, POLIS, Autonomy, MOVE, NCDOT Transportation Summit, IATR, Smart City Expo World Congress, ISOCARP, ITS European Congress, AutoTech Europe, Micromobility Expo & Urbanism Next Europe.
He has been a guest lecturer at Dartmouth University, Coventry University & UC San Diego, an advisor to think tanks Fraunhofer and 2b AHEAD.

Teodora Serafimova

Teodora Serafimova is a sustainable mobility specialist with over ten years of experience in international organisations, environmental NGOs and academia.
Since 2019 Teodora has been Research Associate at the Transport Area of the Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute, where she has authored a total of 23 publications, amongst which 19 policy briefs, 3 technical reports and 1 book.
Previously, Teodora was employed as Policy Manager Electro-Mobility at the Brussels-based NGO Bellona, focusing on EU legislation relating to the deployment of electric vehicle recharging infrastructure, green public procurement and fuel economy standards.
Teodora has also gained work experience at the European Commission’s DG Environment and the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat. Teodora holds a BSc in Environmental Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Master’s degree in Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.

Welmoed Neijmeijer

Welmoed Neijmeijer is a versatile mobility policy expert with 10+ years of professional experience in EU Affairs and Public Policy. She helps sustainable mobility companies, government institutions and trade organisations navigate the complex policy landscape at the EU, national and local levels.
Welmoed has led a Brussels based
EU Affairs agency for several years, working on a wide range of policy areas, from financial services to waste management. She found her true passion, sustainable mobility, when she started working for Voi and subsequently Bolt, where she was responsible for policy coordination for the micromobility and carsharing business.
At Bolt, she created the tender team and subsequently won many tenders for the business. She also helped co-found industry association Micro-Mobility for Europe, of which she was co-chair for over two years. In November 2023 Welmoed founded MO Advisory, to support and guide organisations in navigating complex regulatory landscapes.

Join Our Editorial Board

We are constantly seeking to expand and diversify the breadth, composition, and expertise of our editorial board. Should you be interested in learning more about or in joining our editorial board, please send an email to our Editor-in-Chief, Thomas Jérémie Hayden-Lefebvre at hello[@]ibexpub[.]media. 

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