Eng. Ahmed A. Abdulla
Eng. Ahmed is a civil engineering graduate with Masters in Project Management, who brings more than 14 years of hands-on experience in management of Projects for Clients. He is a recognized industry leader in delivering office buildings, customer service centers, master developments, and school projects within the given budget and timeline.
His expertise are Projects Scope Management; Cost Control mechanism; Stakeholders Management; Design Management; Construction Management; Project Risk and uncertainty Management; Value Engineering; and Projects Performance Management. Apart from Arabic and English, he can communicate in French, German and Italian.
Dr. Susan A. Shaheen
Principal Associate – Mobility and sharing economy
Susan Shaheen’s interest in environmentally- and socially-beneficial technology applications led her to focus her doctoral research on carsharing, linked to public transit in the mid-1990s. She is an internationally recognized expert in mobility and the sharing economy and co-directs the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. She is also an adjunct professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. She was the first Honda Distinguished Scholar in Transportation at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis from 2000 to 2012. She served as the Policy and Behavioral Research Program Leader at California Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways from 2003 to 2007, and as a special assistant to the Director’s Office of the California Department of Transportation from 2001 to 2004.
Dr. Elliot Fishman
Principal Associate – Sustainable Mobility – Bike Share schemes feasibility
Dr. Fishman has earned PhD in global bike share schemes and is also Director for Institute of Sensible Transport. He has worked in the sustainable mobility field for over a decade and have completed a number of studies on the interaction between public transport and bicycle planning. Much of Dr. Fishman’s recent research has involved best practice analysis of the integration of bike share, public transport and the user experience. This includes published work in peer-reviewed journals, as well as his role as a bike share consultant, conducting the feasibility assessment for future bike share programs; in Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.
Dr. David Lupton
Principal Associate – Bus and Rail transport operations planning and improvements
David is a transport specialist with over 40 years in transport industry and has particular experience in bus and rail operations, economics and management. He was initially employed as an economist with the New Zealand Ministry of Transport where he advised government on the introduction of a number of significant changes in the transport sector, including major reforms to freight and passenger transport licensing regulations and public transport funding. He then moved to New Zealand Railways where he was Assistant Director of the Business Planning Division. He was appointed Manager: InterCity, responsible for managing the Railway Corporation’s long distance coach and rail services.
He joined consultants Travers Morgan as a Technical Director and subsequently Booz Allen and Hamilton where he worked mainly on Australasian assignments including the restructure of Auckland bus services, extension of the Auckland rail services to Britomart and duplication of the Western line, reviewed the public service charter and public service obligation payments for Metro Tasmania and Countrylink New South Wales (Australia), and worked on corporatization and privatization studies for several Australian states. He managed a project to build an EMME\2 transport model for Wellington region.
Mr. Ian Wallis
Principal Associate – Transport Planning, Policies and Industry Reforms
Ian has more than 30 years’ experience as a transport planning, policy and economic consultant, specialising in the urban public transport sector. Ian’s professional career was based initially in the UK, then in Australia and since 1989 in New Zealand (Wellington). Ian is among the leading experts internationally in public transport planning, policy, operations, management and regulatory/institutional reform. He has conducted numerous consultancy assignments and has published extensively in the field. Ian has worked mainly in United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. He has also undertaken projects in People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Greece, Hungary and Ireland. International clients include World Bank, European Bank and Asian Development Bank.
Eng. Barry Watkins
Associate – Public Transport Planning, Design and Operations
Barry is an engineer and planner with over 20 years’ experience developing urban transport and mobility solutions. He is one of Australia’s leading advisors in the planning and delivery of public transport systems, assisting clients throughout the country and internationally. MBA qualified, he also provides advice on business planning, corporate strategy, marketing and brand development.
Barry’s expertise is developed from a broad background in transport planning, traffic engineering and strategic planning, allowing him to offer a unique combination of expertise to his clients. With extensive experience across the spectrum of public transport policy, network planning, fleet, infrastructure, ticketing and operations, his key strength is understanding the complexity and interactions of each component of a transit system, ensuring that recommended solutions will work in practice.
Mr. Don Wignall
Associate – Transport Projects Planning, Analysis, and Research
Mr. Don has conducted consultancy projects, including: multi-modal transport planning, policy development and regulatory initiatives in New Zealand, Australia, UK, Europe and USA. He has been involved at the national, regional and local scale including: demand forecasting modelling, project planning, economic appraisal, business case development, performance monitoring, pricing and charging feasibility, programming, funding allocation and application. Extensive experience of work with government ministries, national agencies, regional organisations, territorial authorities and transport operators.