Eng. Mohammed Alshateri

Head of Traffic Services Section, Abu Dhabi City Municipality

Eng. Saleh Aljabri

Senior Engineer - Traffic Safety, Abu Dhabi City Municipality

Eng. David Dunn

Lighting Expert, Abu Dhabi Municipality

Eng. Mohammed Faisal Al Hashmi

Road Safety Unit Head, Abu Dhabi Municipality

Susanna Zammataro

Executive Director, International Road Federation – Geneva

In her capacity as Executive Director of IRF Geneva, Susanna Zammataro is responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans for the organization.

As in-house expert on Environment and Climate change, she is also responsible for the overall environmental programmes and activities run by the IRF Geneva. Activities which she started from scratch in 2007 when she joined the IRF. Leading projects in this field currently include the Greenhouse Gas Calculator for road infrastructure (CHANGER), the Green Public Procurement Initiative and Innovative Practices for Greener Roads. She has – in between others - advised the European Commission for the development of GPP criteria for road construction and road markings and ensured the engagement of the industry in this process.  Susanna represents IRF in several Technical Committees relating to Sustainability: she’s member of the independent review panel for INVEST (Integrated VicRoads Environmental Sustainability Tool) and member of the UNECE Climate Change Expert Group on Adaptation. She is also the accredited IRF representative for the COP negotiations (Conference of States Parties to UN treaty on Climate Change) and the coordinator of the IRF Group of Experts on Environment & Climate Change.

Susanna has recently joined the Board of the Total Foundation to support and lend her expertise to the Sustainability (Environment and Climate Change) and Road Safety work streams of the Foundation. She has been involved in the Sustainable Mobility for All initiative (SuM4All) led by the World Bank since its inception and is an active member of the SuM4All Expert WGs on Efficiency and Safety.

Mrs Zammataro is a member of the Advisory Board of the FIA High Level Panel on Road Safety.  She’s serving since 2012 as the Co-Chairperson of the “Safer Roads and Mobility” Pillar of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration Group (UNRSC), a global multi-stakeholder partnership whose aim is to facilitate international cooperation and to strengthen global and regional coordination. Mrs Zammataro coordinates as well the IRF Group of Experts on Road Safety.

Appointed Acting Director General in 2012 after having served several years as Deputy Director General, she has represented the Federation at high-level meetings all over the world. She is regularly invited to speak on a variety of topics at international fora and conferences.
Mrs Zammataro began her career in Brussels as a consultant for a European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) and later served as European Affairs Manager for the Italian Industrial Association (Confindustria). She joined the Delegation of the European Commission in Geneva in 2002 and successively integrated the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to support the International Investment Agreements section. Before joining IRF in 2007, she led the environment section of a research project run by the University of Geneva.

Thomas Edelmann

Founder & Managing Director, Road Safety UAE

Wilson Craig

Head of ITS Middle East, AECOM

Phil Clarke

Director of Road Safety & Enforcement,

Phil has over 38 years of road safety experience, the last five in the Middle East. He is a former senior officer in the UK Traffic Police and was the Head of Road Safety for a UK local authority before coming to the UAE. He has extensive experience in incident management, collision investigations, enforcement, safety camera operations, driver and vehicle licensing, driver training, crash data and accident prevention.

David George

Road Safety Specialist, Al Ain City Municipality

David has over two decades of experience as a road safety specialist in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. From investigation of crash cluster sites and road safety audit to research and expert witness projects, he has studied road safety issues in a wide variety of locations from urban city centers to rural highways.

Since 2010 David has been working at Al Ain City Municipality striving to improve road safety in the Al Ain Region of Abu Dhabi. He has been a member on various road safety committees within Abu Dhabi Emirate and has assisted in the development and implementation of the Abu Dhabi 2020 Road Safety Strategy and the Speed Management Strategy amongst others.

Dr. Britta Lang

Technical Director – Education and Evaluation, 4E Road Safety and Transport Consultants FZ LLC

Dr Britta Lang is a Dubai-based Chartered Psychologist with 20 years of experience in research and consultancy to tackle road safety and transportation challenges that arise in today’s context of smart and sustainable mobility. Britta has worked with government agencies and the private sector in the Middle East, Europe and Far East towards improving the safety and efficiency of traffic through technology adoption (e.g. electric/driverless vehicles), the development of evidence-led strategies and the delivery of behaviour change interventions, including driver licensing, training and testing, traffic awareness campaigns, online profiling tools, e-learning and simulator-based driver training. Her PhD research at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) focused on the safety of older drivers. It was awarded a Prince Michael of Kent Award in 2009.

Before establishing 4E Road Safety and Transport Consultants in Dubai in 2017, Britta worked as the Head of Safety Science at the British Transport Laboratory for 12 years and Country Director UAE for 2 years. She began her professional career as a Research Fellow in driver impairment studies and simulator-based training at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Traffic Sciences with a first-class degree in Psychology from the University of Wuerzburg (Germany).

Stephen Lambert

Road Engineer, Abu Dhabi Municipality

Stephen is a chartered civil engineer (C.Eng.), member of Engineers Ireland (MIEI) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation (FCIHT). His experience includes design and construction of heating and ventilation systems and of RC and SS structures and the management of medium sized construction projects.

Stephen has also worked on road design and construction since 1995 and in 1996 worked specifically on road safety engineering where a small team of 8 people were responsible for developing the national accident database to find trends in crash histories to design appropriate counter measures.

The counter measures included engineering, education and enforcement. The team also advised on national policy relating to roads legislation. The team also had responsibility to oversee the selection and implementation of engineering remedial measures at locations on the road network with a history of crashes where in our opinion there was a viable engineering solution that would reduce the number or severity of crashes.

As founding Chairperson of Donegal road Safety Working Group in 1996, along with the original members we created a very good road safety network in Donegal. All the main agencies are members now and co-operation is the norm.

Specialties include: Innovation, research, crash and trend analysis, negotiation and problem solving, funding, road safety auditing and checking, traffic and transport assessment and evaluation. GIS systems, CAD, surveying, ATC use and analysis. Traffic calming design.

Nabeel Al Zaka

Co-founder and CEO, Surface Mobility Consultants

Nabeel Alzaka is the Managing Director of UAE Operations for Transpo Group – a niche consultancy specialising in transportation engineering and planning. He is an International expert in ITS, specialising in process development to drive innovation and best practice. His professional focus is in emerging technologies (such as connected and autonomous vehicles) and SMART City solutions. Previously, Nabeel was the Vice President of Transpo Group’s ITS practice in the US, and has held leadership positions in both private firms and public agencies in the UK and Middle East.

Emily Coenegrachts

Director - Consulting department, VIAS Institute

With over 15 years of experience in different companies in consulting and business development roles, Emily holds a master in political science- international relations and economics. The Vias Consulting department provides all-round assessments. We screen the road safety and mobility of international companies and organizations and propose adjustments by proposing practical solutions. Vias Consulting provides training courses, workshops and works out tailor made campaigns  and solutions for international organizations and companies.

Ian Smith

Chief Intelligent Transportation Systems Specialist, Roads and Transport Authority

Dawn Lauder

Head of Campaigns & Partnerships, UK Department for Transport

Jabir Walji

Innovation and Strategy Expert, Systematic Innovation

Jabir is a Strategic Artist and is associated with Systematic Innovation, UK, the architect of the New Science of Systematic Innovation worldwide.

He applies the New Science of Systematic Innovation with its paradigm shifting tools, algorithms and trends that provide new logic and deliver breakthrough solutions to complex problems from first principles.

He has been described as a man who knows how to transform the mental and psychological structures of others! A man with the right schema of how things / people work and change, what goals to achieve, the places and times to act, and what tools to use.