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The SLoCaT Secretariat is the administrative body of SLoCaT, overseen by the Board of the SLoCaT Foundation. The SLoCaT Secretariat services both the SLoCaT Partnership and the SLoCaT Foundation.

The SLoCaT Secretariat is currently based in Shanghai, China and is hosted by the CESG-Shanghai.

SLoCaT Secretariat Mailing Address:
Far East Plaza, 317 Xianxia Road, Room 1811-B
Shanghai, 200051, China

Vacancies and Internships

SLoCaT Secretariat Team

Cornie Huizenga-Secretary General

Cornie was one of the main initiators of the SLoCaT Partnership and has been leading the development of the planning on the SLoCaT Foundation. Cornie played a lead role in the development of the Voluntary Commitments on Sustainable Transport at the Rio+20 conference including the unprecedented USD 175 billion for more sustainable transport by the world’s eight largest multilateral development banks.

Prior to his engagement with SLoCaT, he had a lead role in the establishment and institutionalization of the Clean Air Asia (CAI-Asia), which has grown into the leading regional initiative on air quality in Asia. Cornie has served on a regular basis as a consultant on transport and climate change for a broad range of organizations including Multilateral Development Banks, United Nations Organizations, bilateral development organizations and leading NGOs and Foundations on sustainable transport.

Cornie holds a Master's in Human Geography of Developing countries from State University in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He currently lives in Shanghai, China. 

Karl Peet – Sustainable Transport Research Director 

Karl is currently leading research on various topics including a financing framework for sustainable transport, with the goal of meeting targets defined by evolving global climate change and sustainable development agendas. Previously, Karl developed recommendations for the Climate and Environment Services Group-Shanghai (CESG) to help meet sustainable transport demands in China. Prior to that, Karl served as Project Manager in Strategic Planning and Policy at the Chicago Transit Authority, focusing on climate change mitigation and adaptation, bus rapid transit planning and implementation, and multimodal and active transport. 

Karl holds a Master of Public Policy/Urban Planning and a Master of Arts in Linguistics from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Science in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University.

Talya Enriquez Romano- Outreach and Membership Director

Talya Enriquez Romano works closely with SLoCaT members to coordinate their activities on sustainable transport with those of SLoCaT Partnership. Prior to joining SLoCaT, she served as the Director of Greater China at Marinedream Foundation where she was responsible for raising awareness and capacity building on sustainable oceans and marine life. Her international work experience was in Istanbul, New York and Shanghai, where she worked in both local start-up and multi-national non-profit organizations including World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Talya holds a Master of Public Administration in Non-Profit Management and Public Policy from New York University and an undergraduate degree in International Relations and Political Science from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. She currently lives in Shanghai, China. 

Mark Major – Senior Advisor 

Mark provides support and advice to SLoCaT, in particular in relation to the global sustainable development processes and the developing “action agendas” flowing from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and Habitat III. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Chinese Academy of Transport Science (Ministry of Transport) in Beijing and contributes to the University of Oxford course on the “Global Governance of Transport”. Previously Mark was the Team Leader for Sustainable Urban Mobility for the European Commission based in Brussels and also negotiated for the EU the transport aspects in the UNFCCC and UNCSD processes.

Mark has a MBA in International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (USA) and a  Bachelor’s degree (with Honours) in Civil Engineering from Oxford Polytechnic (UK). Mark is based near Girona in the north of Spain.

Sudhir Gota- Senior Transport and GHG Consultant

Sudhir Gota specializes on environmental issues related to transport sector and has extensive experience in transport data crunching for different types of policies, projects & investments. He was the first recipient of the Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency. He is the main architect of the TEEMP models which has been endorsed by GEF and used by other development banks such as ADB, IADB and World Bank in more than 50 cities. He has been instrumental in bringing “green freight” and “transport data” into agenda in Asia through research and advocacy. He is an active researcher and has co-written a book on low carbon transport, several publications and policy briefs on transport and environmental issues challenging conventional practices and advocating innovative solutions. 

Sudhir holds a Master of Technology from National Institute of Technology (Warangal) and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Bangalore University

Nikola Medimorec – Research Consultant

Nikola supports SLoCaT on research and data collection for various topics related to sustainable transport and climate change. Prior to SLoCaT, Nikola worked as a research consultant for the Korea Transport Institute and, most recently, for the Global Green Growth Institute. During an internship at CityNet he assisted in the preparation of a sustainable urban transportation workshop for representatives from Asian cities. He also engages on sustainable transport policy in Korea on his website Kojects.com.

Nikola holds a Master of Arts in Urban Geography from Seoul National University and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Geography from Trier University. He is based in Seoul, Korea.

2001-2003 M.Tech (Transportation Engineering)(with GATE Scholarship), Traffic Engineering, Urban and Regional Planning and Pavement Engineering, NIT Warangal, India

• 1996 – 2000 Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Bangalore University, India

Alice Yiu- Program Manager

Alice Yiu is a Program Manager and supports the implementation of a range of SLoCaT Programs and events. Prior to her role in SLoCaT, Alice has been working as a Sustainable Transport Researcher with the Climate and Environment Services Group-Shanghai (CESG), contributing to the establishment of the Urban Development and Transport Database on China’s sustainable transport development.

Alice is originally from Hong Kong and she holds a degree in Political Science from Brigham Young University-Hawaii.

Cece Chen- Accounting Consultant

Cece Chen is currently assisting in accounting related work for SLoCaT, including monitoring the accounting records and coordinating with external accountants and CPA firm. Previously, Cece had professional experience with a realty group in Chicago and also a large multinational corporation in Shanghai.

Cece holds a Master of Accountancy from DePaul University in Chicago and a Bachelor of Corporate Finance from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics.

                                           

Yuxin Wang-Event & Outreach Officer

Yuxin is the Outreach and Events Officer at SLoCaT. He is passionate about sustainability issues and low carbon transport. Prior to SLoCaT, Yuxin worked at Collective Responsibility, a Shanghai-based sustainability consulting firm, as the Events Manager to execute sustainability related Summits, workshops, and projects. Yuxin gained experience in developmental issues with social enterprises in China, and governance issues with think tanks and international organizations in Europe.

He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from School of Public Policy at Central European University.

Diana Blanco- Research and Outreach Intern

Diana is currently a senior at New York University, she is majoring in economics and minoring in philosophy and Chinese language. She is originally from Madrid, however she grew up in Mexico City and has spent multiples summers in Shanghai studying Chinese language and culture. She hopes to specialize in environmental economics and enjoys doing research on topics that will raise environmental awareness and promote sustainable global development. Additionally, she is an avid reader of historial fiction, her favourite literary genre.  

Margot Defoort Levkov- Sustainable Transport Intern           

Margot is graduating from Sciences Po Strasbourg, where she studied Corporate Strategy and Corporate Finance. Born and raised in France, she developed her environmental awareness and interest through personal lectures and studies. Passionate from travelling, she has already spent time in developing countries such as Brazil where she worked and studied for one year. She plans to continue her study to deepen her knowledges in Environmental Economics and researches linked to the valuation of an economy tackling environmental and climate changes.

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