Board of Directors

The Board of Directors oversees and supports SFC’s management and strategic direction. 
 

 

 

Adrian Weiler
Adrian Weiler joined the SFC Board in May 2017. Adrian is the CEO of INFORM (Germany), a software company specializing in Agile Optimization that combines artificial intelligence, and machine learning algorithms supporting smart, rapid, and interactive management decision making in today's complex and unpredictable business world.

INFORM helps clients to improve planning and operational decision-making in supply chain, logistics, inventory, production, distribution, and transportation management. In 1986 Adrian acquired a substantial share in INFORM and has served as its CEO ever since, growing the company to more than 600 employees today supporting 1000+ clients in 40+ countries worldwide.

Adrian helped to establish the Aachen Civic Foundation and is particularly supportive to initiatives protecting the environment and fighting climate change. 

Jiangyan Wang 
Jiangyan Wang joined the SFC Board in December 2016. She is the Executive Director of the China Sustainable Transportation Center (CSTC), a NGO dedicated to creating sustainable urban and transportation systems, promoting compact land use and a transit-oriented development patterns, relieving urban congestion and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.. CSTC works with Chinese cities  low on carbon city pilot project planning and execution and with related ministries on developing city and national standards and codes.

Dr. Wang received her Bachelor and Master in China majoring in Transportation Operation and Systems Planning; PhD in USA in Civil Engineering, specializing in Transportation Planning. She has over 25 years of experience in the USA, China, India, and Abu Dhabi, specializing in urban development and transport planning and modeling. She played a key role in transit network and operation planning for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Sam Parker
Sam Parker joined the SFC Board in September 2016. He is Director of Shell Foundation (UK) since 2015, an independent UK-registered charity established by the Shell Group in 2000 to create and scale new solutions to global development challenges.  Sam draws on his experience in both private and not-for-profit sectors to help create market based solutions, which address pressing needs around energy access, sustainable mobility and SME finance. 

After graduating from Oxford University, Sam worked in the agrochemical industry, with a focus on Latin America and as a volunteer with street children in Sao Paulo. Sam returned to business at ED&F Man Holdings, a UK commodity trading company,  and was Managing Director of the company’s Asian business. In 2002, Sam returned to the development sector becoming Organisational Development Manager at the International Save the Children Alliance, and in 2006 became the first CEO of Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), a private sector-NGO hybrid.

Simon Ng
Simon Ng joined the SFC Board in January 2016. As Chief Research Officer until 2016 at Civic Exchange, a Hong Kong-based public policy think tank, he became known for his groundbreaking work on ship emission inventory and control policy in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta. He also played a key role in the Fair Winds Charter, an industry-led, voluntary, at-berth fuel switching program for ocean-going vessels calling at Hong Kong. 

Simon has a university degree in geography and is an expert on sustainable transportation, livable cities, air quality management, energy issues, urban walkability, and local community planning.

Simon is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong, and has served as an expert member of Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum in Asia organized by the United Nations Centre for Regional Development since 2006. Simon co-authored with Robert Gottlieb Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China, published by the MIT Press in 2017.

José Viegas
José Viegas joined the SFC Board in October 2017. He was Secretary-general of the ITF (International Transport Forum at the OECD), an intergovernmental organization with 59 member countries, between August 2012 and August 2017. At the ITF he led a program of structural reform and brought it to the forefront of innovation in transport policy, strongly increasing the collaboration with the corporate and the institutional parts of the transport sector. 

Prior to coming to the ITF, José Viegas was Full Professor of Transportation at the University of Lisbon, where he was the national Director of the Transport Focus Area of the MIT-Portugal program, and Head of the Research unit of Transport Infrastructure, Systems and Policy.

In 2003, he was founder and first Director General of Transportnet, a group of 8 leading European Universities with Advanced Studies in Transportation, and he was Vice-president of the World Conference on Transport Conference Society, from 1998 to 2007. He was also founder and CEO of TIS.pt, a transport consultancy. 


Sophie Punte 
Sophie Punte founded Smart Freight Centre (SFC) in July 2013 as a global mission-driven organization leading the way to an efficient and environmentally sustainable global logistics sector. Sophie works with businesses and other stakeholders to remove market barriers, leverage existing initiatives and thus accelerate the uptake of practical solutions throughout industry. She played a lead role in the establishment of the industry-backed Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) to develop a standard method for emissions measurement, led by SFC.

Previously, as Executive Director of Clean Air Asia, Sophie was a pioneer in bringing green freight on the agenda of Asian governments and establishing the China Green Freight Initiative and Green Freight Asia. Sophie also worked at the United Nations, KPMG and an engineering firm on environmental management and corporate sustainability. She holds a Master of Science (Biology) and a Master of Environmental Management from the Netherlands.


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