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Chantal G.Berntzen

Chief Advisor Learning Management


  •  Chief Advisor Learning Management at NSB (The role is to ensure that all training is managed, organized, distributed and registered according to internal and external requirements as well as according to our company’s learning architecture and strategic goals).
  •  Prince2-certified project manager with solid experience in learning management, team management, project management and training planning in large international companies both in the transport and oil industry.
  •  Languages: French, English and Norwegian.


FH-Prof. DI(FH) Frank Michelberger


  •  Head of the Carl Ritter von Ghega Institute for Integrated Mobility Research at St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences.
  •  Studied mechanical engineering and has several years working experience at the Austrian Federal Railways in various positions.
  •  Worked for several years at the Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology in Austria.
  •  Since 2010, lecturer at St. Poelten University of Applied Sciences for master’s and bachelor’s courses.
  •  Since 2013 , head of the of the Carl Ritter von Ghega Institute for Integrated Mobility Research where he is responsible for a research .


Franz Reisinger

Consultant at German Railway, DB

  •  Management Diploma in Business Administration, majoring in Railway Operation and Railway Engineering.
  •  Consultant at German Railway, DB Training, Learning & Consulting.
  •  Projects:
  •         Red Line System Tel Aviv
  •         Rail Institute Project in Abu Dhabi
  •         Network Path of DB Schenker
  •         Roadmap to Safety in South Africa
  •         Rail University in Qatar
  •         Rail Operations trainings in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, South
  •         Africa, USA, Brazil



Annalena Bottmann

consultant at Deutsche Bahn


  •  Psychology studies in Vienna, Austria,
  •  Worked in health management at ÖBB, Vienna.
  •  Since 2016: consultant at Deutsche Bahn, working in change management projects, managing and giving trainings on stress management / resiliency and coordinating psychological assistance for passengers and employees after accidents.
  •  Came up with the idea of PowerUP! during my studies and I am currently working on
  •  Bringing it to life at Deutsche Bahn.




Chef de projet – Management des RH-SNCF – DIRECTION DU MATÉRIEL 



  •  several years in operational management at SNCF,
  •  management of human resources
  •  Accompanying several reorganizations in different activities at SNCF,
  •  An experience in the Department of Material Trades



Anjum Naweed

Associate Professor – Central Queensland University


  •  Associate Professor at Central Queensland University.
  •  15 years of experience across a range of industry sectors, complex domains, and occupational settings.
  •  PhD in applied cognitive science,
  •  Certified Professional Ergonomist at the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia. co-edited books, written over 100 peer reviewed articles and secured over $2.5 million in research funding.
  •  Scientific Editor for Applied Ergonomics and Scientific Convenor for the Australasian Simulation Congress on four consecutive occasions.
  •  In 2012, was awarded the Body of Knowledge prize from Simulation Australasiaand theJohn Lane Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia.
  •  In 2018, was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Researchers in recognition of excellence in research activity, publication and engagement.

Mohamed FATHI  

Chef de Département Audit et Inspection Sécurité  ONCF


  •  Diplôme d’ingénieur d’état en génie Electrique et Electronique de Puissance – EMI-
  •  Depuis 2009 : Chef de Département Audit et Inspection Sécurité –Rabat
  •  2005-2009 : Chef d’Arrondissement Circulation – DRIC Centre-Casablanca
  •  2002-2005 : Chef d’Arrondissement Circulation – Département Axe Nord-Meknès
  •  1999-2002 : Chef d’Inspection Transport- Tanger
  •  1997-1999: Chef d’Inspection Exploitation- Safi
  •  1995-1997 : Assistant Commercial + Chef de gare Oujda
  •  Pilotage de plusieurs projets : ( FOH – Culture Positive Sécurité ;  Mise en place d’un Système de Management de la Sécurité ONCF ;Projet Davincci – Retour d’Expérience Circulation des Trains  ; Certification Arrondissement Circulation – DRIC Centre ISO 9001 …)




  •  PhD in ergonomics,
  •  consultant with consulting firms and expertise in ergonomics, before1999.
  •  Rregionalergonomist in Picardie (charge of Prevention and Human Factors agency in Nord-Pas de Calais where she supervised ergonomists and OSH experts  at the service of the SNCF establishments.
  •  Expert in organizational and human factors (OHF) in  Safety  Department  Participates in analysis of safety events, in the writing of references, in studies in the framework of national projects, in the training of safety  actors and in the animation of OHF networks, in the implementation of innovative safety approaches such as CRM (Business Risk Awareness), Rex positive.
  •  Member of the internal network of scientific experts
  •  Contribution : research and innovation work such as autonomous train,human reliability.

Thierry BÉCAM

Directeur de l’Université du Service – SNCF MOBILITÉS


  •  Directeur d’Établissement Commercial Trains , à Tours puis à la région Pays de la Loire
  •  Management opérationnel d’équipes en responsabilité du service et de la sécurité à bord des trains
  •  2012 – 2016 : Directeur des Services de l’Axe TGV Atlantique
  •  Mai 2016 : Directeur de l’Université du Service : Pilote l’équipe d’ingénierie pédagogique et les formateurs de l’université du service dédiée aux métiers escale, vente et bord.

Christophe PROSPER

Chef de projet modèle de compétences -SNCF


  • Compétences techniques :
    •  Conduite des trains
    •  Management de la sécurité/nouvelle culture sécurité
    •  Gestion des moyens
    •  Gestion des plans de transport
    •  Connaissance des métiers escale et train

Gonçalo Venceslau Bernardino

Human resources manager Infrasetructuras de Portugal


  •  Human resources manager.
  •  Training Manager for Infrastructures in Portugal.
  •  Master’s degree in Corporate Sciences from ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management. Researcher in rail training, focused in ROI in Training.

Training Manager at O.N.C.F

  • Passion for Strategic Management, and Proven Experience in HR consulting, Sales and CRM.
  • Currently working as a corporate training manager at ONCF (Pilot training of 8000 railworkers)
  • Current projects include redesigning the Onboarding process, designing and deploying the knowledge management plan, and implementing a talent management strategy.
  • Referent management training at the railway training institute
  • Trainer and Coach of Trainers certified in Life Skills by (IYF).
  • Master’s degree in SHRM and Phd Candidate in economics and management.

Andrew Russell

Managing Director

Rail Training International Ltd North

  •  Unique in the UK, having been Head of Learning & Development (L & D) for both London Underground and Network Rail.
  •  Now Managing Director of Rail Training International and has worked in countries as diverse as Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Latvia amongst many others.
  •  Current projects include developing Risk-Based Training Needs Analysis (RBTNA) and training for the introduction of the new rolling stock, including the Hitachi Inter-City Express (IEP) and AT200 rolling stocks and a range of CAF rolling stocks. Other areas of expertise include Non-Technical Skills, Training Validation and Incident Management / Accident Investigation.
  •  Member of the UIC Steering Committee for the ‘Expertise Development Platform’ and World Rail Training Congresses and is also a UIC Talent Ambassador.
  •  Ex member of 2Train European Commission research project, the Leonadro Commission project URaLSE and a number of Rail Safety & Standards Board (RSSB) research projects.
  •  His doctoral research centred on the impact of train driver cognitive style on learning effectiveness using technology-based training methods.

Caroline THERET

Directrice Ecole Nationale des Compétences

Traction pour les Managers (ENCTM)


  • Sciences Po: Diplôme Executive Master en Ressources Humaines.
  • Diplôme de l’Institut d’Etudes en Sciences politiques et
  • CELSA – Ecole des hautes études en sciences de l’information et de la communication: DESS Communication et Politiques de développement territorial



  •  SNCF : Plus de  17 ANS d’expérience :
  •  2016 – Aujourd’hui : Directrice de l’Ecole Nationale des Compétences Traction pour les Managers (ENCTM).
  •  2012 –2016 : Responsable Ressources Humaines.
  •  2007 – 2011 : Adjointe commerciale du Dirigeant d’Unité.
  •  2005 – 2007 : Responsable Commerciale.
  •  2003 – 2005 : Chef de projet Centre de Relation Client TER.
  •  2000 – 2003 : Responsable Communication TER Midi-Pyrénées.

Dr. Sandra Hutterli

Head of Corporate Training SBB & Digital Transformation (fit4future)

  •  PhD in Learning & Competence Development, Change Management & Organizational Learning at University of Zurich and University of St.Gallen,
  •  Master of Business Administration at London School of Economics, New York University and HEC Paris,
  •  Master of Arts at University of Zurich,
  •  Master of Applied Sciences at Pädagogische Hochschule St.Gallen.
  •  Responsible at Swiss railways SBB for the Corporate training of 33’000 employees in 150 different professions and the human factors in the digital transformation.
  •  President of the governing board of Login, the leading company for vocational training in the Swiss public transport and mobility industry, as well as lecturer at University of St.Gallen.
  •  National and international experience in organizational learning, governance and the human impact on digital transformation and business strategy.


Director of Transilien’s University -SNCF

  •  35 years of experience at SNCF within different fields
  •  Has always participated in the development of skills and support for collaborators
  •  Certified coach
  •  Graduated from a Master 2 in training engineering
  •  Now Director of Transilien’s University
  •  His ambition is to transform Transilien’s training production by integrating digital innovations and the   necessary change of trainers’ posture.


Responsable Digitalisation et E-learning
Directrice adjointe UTN (SNCF)

  •  20 years of experience within SNCF
  •  Highly committed to training
  •  Has held several positions in this field: trainer, educational project manager, campus manager
  •  Now, in charge of educational innovation and digitalization training paths within Transilien’s University.


Management Development| HR-  Prorail

  •  MD Officer at ProRail since 2015
  •  Studied Political Science in Sarajevo (former Yugoslavia)
  •  In her first years in the Netherlands she worked as a freelance journalist and graduated in Human     Resource Management in Amsterdam
  •  From 2000 to 2013 worked at a large Insurer (Delta Lloud Group) in different positions as HR Business   Partner and Team manager
  •  Was active as a guest teacher for HR studies and provided various training courses
  •  In 2013, she made the switch to the public sector where she is now involved in Leadership and Management Development at ProRail.

Alexander Zbarskiy

Russian Railways

2006 – Economist, Moscow state university of economics, statistics and informational technologies

2009 –  Phd in Economics, Moscow financial and industrial Academy

2016 – MBA programme, Moscow state university

2006 – 2009 – lecturer in University

2009-2012 – specialist in Ministry of education and science

2012- 2018 – senior positions in Russian Railways

January 2019 – Deputy Head of Human Resources Department, Russian Railways

Sudhendu J. Sinha

Centre for Railway Information Systems [CRIS]

Ministry of Railways, Govt. of India

    • Major in History from St. Stephen’s College Delhi University and joined Indian Railway Traffic Service.
    • Former Dean (2015-17) of the most prestigious Indian Railway Institute of Transport Management [IRITM] at Lucknow with involvement in the overall Training Scheme of Senior Railway and other Govt. of India Officials.
    • Over 25 years’ experience in Operation, Infrastructure Planning, Coordination and Management in both Field and Policy making levels in Indian Railways.Part of Indian Railways ‘Think Tank’ working out on reforms in 2010-11.
    • Trained in diverse aspects of Strategic Railway Management at [MLITT] and Japan Railway Technical Service [JARTS] of JAICA Tokyo, INSEAD Singapore, International Centre for Leadership & Governance( ICLIF)  Kuala  Lumpur and Indian School of Business ( ISB), Hyderabad.
    • Keynote Speaker, presentation and participation in about 42 Seminars and Conferences including 4th UIC World Congress on Rail Training at DB Academy
    • Published 5 articles and 7 Ideations with wide readership.
    • 11 Awards of excellence including Best Probationer Award of Civil Services’ (1993) ‘National Award for Outstanding Service’ (2006) .

Mirella Battista

Human Resources Senior Professional

Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group

  • Before 2015, she developed her expertise – after the Master Degree in Communication Sciences at Sapienza University of Rome – in the field of Communication and Public Relations, with 20 years of activity in the Institutional Relations and Media Relations, both in public and private sectors.
  • Since 2015 Human Resources Senior Professional who has managed ,the Relations with Universities, Schools and Orientation, aimed at the Talent Acquisition and the Employer Branding for the FS Italiane Group.
  • Together with the universities, she plans and realizes both strategic and specialized training paths, such as Master Degrees, Master post lauream, Academies, for target groups – in particular Engineers – aimed at the orientation and creation of skills for the Selection and the Recruitment of high potential people in all the FS Italiane Group companies.

Alexandre Dubois

Communication, Innovation & Happiness Manager SNCF

  • Communication, Innovation & Happiness Manager of Université du Service SNCF since 2015.
  • Nine years of experience in communication, passionate about space design, creator of the 1st SNCF Learning Lab.
  • Previously Press Relator for TGV (2011 – 2015), musical event manager for iDTGV and iDNiGHT (2011) and journalist (2007 – 2011).


Chef de projets Simulateurs


  • Graduated from an engineering school / PMI® CAPM® certification
  • Experience in implementing project management processes, training in project management tools and planning IT projects. Currently in charge of projects to develop simulators for training traffic operators at SNCF Reseau.

Eva Kratzmeier

Consultant at Deutsche Bahn


  • Sociology studies in Heidelberg, Germany,
  • Worked in Training Development and Developing E-Learning at Deutsche Bahn
  • Since 2018: consultant at Deutsche Bahn, working in the fields of innovation management and digitalization by managing projects and giving trainings on design thinking, user experience design and knowledge management.

Dr.Philippa Murphy


Highly motivated individual who relishes challenging change and problem solving work. Her experience to date in Non-Technical Skills, Human Factors, Behavioural Safety and Change Management in a corporate environment, combined with her qualifications and experience as an NLP Master Practitioner, NLP Master Coach and in Coaching for Leadership, gives her an effective and versatile set of skills to help understand, manage and develop change at both a personal and corporate level.



  • Nottingham University – Phd in Communication failure and human error in rail engineering works
  • Bournemouth University – BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology and Computing
  • Parkstone Grammar School for Girls
  • City&Guilds Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)
  • Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Master NLP Coach
  • ILM Level 3 ‘Coaching for Leadership’
  • BTEC in Facilitation Skills and Workshop Design qualification (from Change Management Institute)
  • Business Leaders qualification, Warwick University
  • Six sigma yellow belt
  • Engineering Safety management
  • President’s medal for contribution to Ergonomics
  • Master Practitioner of Hypnosis
  • Master Practitioner Time Line Therapy

Angel Crecencio Martínez Ortiz
Training department as Coordinator in Human Factor 


  •  Worked in Adif from 1984
  •  2015 – 2019  working in the Training department as Coordinator  in Human Factor, Security and Environment matters.
  •  2011 – 2015-  Technician in Prevention of Occupational Risks in the Training department.


  •  Education and training:
  • 1991-1996    Degree in Philosophy (Universidad de Valencia).
  • 1997- 2007   PHD   Doctor of Philosophy (Universidad de Valencia).
  • 2006-2007 Technician of Occupational Risks in the specialties of Applied Psychology and  Ergonomics.
  • 2011-2012 Master in Corporate Social Responsibility. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.
  • 2012-2013 Master in Civil Protection in the railway sector. Universitat de Valencia.
  • 2016-2017 Security Director  Alcala University.


  • Publications : Books: “Prevention of Occupational Risks: also a question of Corporate Social Responsibility” ,and several papers in journals.


Doreen Christmann

Business Consultant HR and TrainingDB Rail Academy / GERMANY

  •  Eight years of experience in the training business.
  •  Started in the governmental institution for education.
  •  Business Consulting and Business Development at DB Engineering & Consulting’s DB Rail Academy,
  •  recruiting.
  •  Marketing department of Deutsche Bahn’s internal training service provider.
  •  Manager of international training projects for rail companies and authorities by designing training programs and elearning formats (DB Rail Academy).


Elio Minerva

HR Coordinator RFI-Technical Academy.
RFI – Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
Italian Railway Infrastructure Manager

  • Previously, HR Manager in Trenitalia (over 15 years) with different responsabilities in Recruiting, Training, Development, Organization, Labour Cost, Personnel Administration, Research and HR transformation. 
  • Before that, HR Consultant (15 years) in  Rome based Consultancy firm with experience in International Benchmarks  and Salary Surveys.


Martine de Jong

Procesleider Human Factors

  • 2000 Shiftleader operations Traffic control
  • 2000-2003 :Manager Traffic control center ProRail Rotterdam Freight department ( Kijfhoek)
  • 2003-2008   Manager Traffic control center ProRail Rotterdam
  • 2008- 2013  ProRail L&D consultant traffic control educational department/ Supervisor learning coaches
  • 2013 – now Operational manager Traffic Control educational department/Project Manager Human Factors/ Supervisor trainers Traffic Control
  • Apologise for the long waiting.


Jacqueline Ridder

ProRail program manager 


  •  1981-1989 Study business- and government management.
  •  1989-1993 (Quality) management consultant Dutch Railways.
  •  1993-2012 Consultant, asssessment psychologist, coach, management trainer, project manager, accountmanager Human Company (consultancy firm).
  •  2012-2014 ProRail L&D consultant Traffic Control educational department.
  •  2014-now  ProRail program manager Traffic Control educational department/Project Manager Human Factors.

Heiko Scholz

Global Director

DB Rail Academy 


  • Diplom-Kaufmann in economic sciences in Germany and South Africa.
  • Entered Deutsche Bahn after positions in sales controlling at Mercedes Benz, Germany and Consulting at Steinmuller, South Africa. Heiko Scholz
  • Working for Deutsche Bahn for 22 years and held various Top management positions in Marketing/Sales, Business Development, eCommerce and Global Procurement in DB Group management and Passengers transport.
  • Head of station management for 188 stations in Germany he was responsible for 10.000 asset as well as safe and smooth transport of 2,8 Million passengers every day.
  • Current position as Global Director of DB Rail Academy, the international training provider of DB Engineering&Consulting GmbH, he offers a wide range of modular training programs for the worldwide rail and transport sector in cooperation with DB’s internal training provider, DB Training. Current focus markets are Americas, North Africa, Near/Middle East and Asia.



Nassiri Said

Directeur commercial GV /ONCF


  •  Ingénieurd’Etat de l’EMI
  •  A l’ONCF depuis 1987
  •  Directeur Circulation 2002 / 2005 et 2009 / 20014
  •  Directeur régional 2005 / 2009
  •  Directeur projet LGV Exploitation 2015 / 2018
  •  Directeur commercial GV depuis 2018


De Keersmaeker Lucien

Manager Infrabel Academy


  •  Chemins de fer Belges / Infrabel.
  •  Agent du mouvement (Contrôleur des circulations).
  •  Officier de police.
  •  Teamleader bureau du personnel – Direction Transport et après Direction Réseau.
  •  Chef de division: Gestion du personnel et des formations – Direction Réseau.
  •  Manager Infrabel Academy.




  •  Master degree in ergonomics since 2016,
  •  Prepare thesis as part of an industrial partnership (SNCF, FONCSI, Université Paris-Descartes, LIMSI/CNRS). , about professionalization to safety, and aims to build and test an evaluation approach from professionalization to safety to support the development of a safety culture.
  •  Co-lead the network of Young Researchers in Ergonomics.


Research Professor, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa.


  •  1990/1995 Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa
  •  1995/1998 Master in Mechanical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa
  •  1998/2002 PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa .
  •  Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering Design and Structural Materials, Mechanical Engineering Department, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa.
  •  Several Research Projects and several International Scientific Publications.


Associate Professor of Linguistics and International Education


  •  Associate Professor of Linguistics and International Education;
  •  Deputy Dean, School of Distance and Continuing Education, Southwest Jiaotong University, China, which is Known as the cradle of China’s railway engineers.
  •  Project Manager of over 50 railway-related international training projects in China and countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, in the fields of railway trainer training, locomotive, rolling stocks, track maintenance, transportation operation, power supply and signaling.

Christophe MARTIN

Directeur Général –  IFF 

  •  Since 1987 at SNCF
  •  Career is marked by customer service.
  •  Management positions at SNCF Voyages (marketing, railway service, security), in Regional Service (project management) and in Greater Paris area (project manager) as well as in operational management.
  •  Director in a unit of 500 train managers.
  •  Director of Exploitation then Director TGV in Pays de la Loire.
  •  Director general IFF since 2017.



Chief of ADIF’s Technological Training Centre (ADIF)

  • Computer Engineer Degree and PhD Telecommunication (Polytechnic University of Valencia)
  • Master Degree in Corporate Networks (Polytechnic University of Valencia)
  • Master Degree in Cybersecurity (Open University of Catalonia)
  • Master Degree in Construction and maintenance of railway infrastructures (Polytechnic University of Catalonia)
  • Master Degree in R&D Management and Master Degree in Knowledge and HR Management (Polytechnic University of Madrid)
  • Large experience on IT systems, networking and cybersecurity.
  • Expert on training management and learning innovation projects
  • Several publications on scientific journals and congresses



Professor of computer sciences at Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France

  •  Full professor of computer sciences at Univ.Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, Valenciennes, France.
  •  Coordinator of the SIGMA_RAIL Erasmus+ project.
  •  Received the Ph.D. degree in computer science in 1990 and the habilitation to supervise research (HDR) in 2001, both from the University of Valenciennes, France.
  •  Currently member of the Laboratory of Industrial and Human Automation control, Mechanical engineering and Computer Science (LAMIH CNRS UMR 8201).
  • Research interests including evaluation and design of human-machine interaction, personalization and information retrieval, knowledge engineering, semantic modelling, social network analysis, interaction application generation, and socially responsible design of logistics network.
  • Co-author of 35 papers published in international journals and over 110 papers published in international conference proceedings,.
  •  Author of 2 books and 11 book chapters, and co-editor of 6 special issues of international journals.

Grigore Havarneanu

Transport Psychologist

Researcher and lecturer

  •  International experience as researcher and lecturer.
  •  PhD from the University La Sapienza of Rome
  •  worked in the academia for several years mainly in the field of road safety.
  •  Is currently Research Advisor at the International Union of Railways in Paris, where he is involved in European research projects and H2020 project proposals.
  •  Coordinates the PROACTIVE EU security project and conducts applied psychology and human factors research.

Grégory ROLINA

Railway Systems

Unit Project OfficerEuropean

Union Agency for Railways

  •  Expert in Human and Organisational Factors, with 15 years of experience in high-risk organisations
  •  Has participated in several safety culture initiatives and assessments of nuclear power plants and oil & gas facilities in Europe, Russia, Africa, North and Latin America
  •  Contributed to international guidance issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and the French Institute for an industrial safety culture (ICSI)
  •  His last book “Human and Organizational Factors in Nuclear Safety” (Taylor and Francis, 2013) underlined the importance of upholding a healthy dialogue between safety authorities and nuclear operators to stimulate the integration of human and organisational factors and enhance safety culture
  •  Joined the European Union Agency for Railways in 2017
  •  Is currently managing the Agency safety culture programme that aims at promoting the development of a railway safety culture across Europe.



Responsable Formation et Développement des Compétences


  •  Graduating from a business school
  •  Developed an expertise in the field of change management and strategic project support over the last 20 years
  •  Joined the SNCF Group in 2008, initially at SNCF Consulting, and then within the HR department where she had implemented various major projects
  •  Since 2016, occupied the Learning Director at SNCF Transilien position that is aiming at:
    • Updating the trainings contents by integrating Mass Transit’s professional gestures
    • Developing new teaching methods in line with trainees’ expectations
    • Developing and maximizing training methods especially through digitalization
    • Accompanying the trainers in the acquisition of new skills and postures
    • Managing training as a real asset


Miguel Faro Viana

Responsável da Gestão do Conhecimento

Academia ∙ Portugal

  •  Graduated from a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology and a post graduate course in management
  •  Training and development Director at Infraestruturas de Portugal – IP (IP is a Portuguese public company responsible for railways and road infrastructure management).
  •  30 years of professional experience in HR management positions in public and private companies
  •  Teaching organizational psychology, human resources management and training at Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada – Lisbon.
  •  Joined the WCRT Steering Committee in 2014.

Dr. Yue Yixiang

School of Traffic 


Beijing Jiaotong 


Beijing, China.

  •  Professor and also serves as an Associate Head in the Department of Transportation at School of Traffic & Transportation, Beijing Jiaotong University.
  •  Research interests include operation research, Management Information Systems, real-time control and optimization for railway system and intermodal transportation systems.
  •  Has authored or coauthored more than 30 journal papers, book chapters, and peer viewed conference papers.
  •  Frequent guest reviewer of a number of famous international journals, such as Transportation Research Part B, Transportation Research Part C, Transport Metrica A, Computer & Industry Engineer, Applied mathematical Modeling, etc.
  •  Worked as PI or co-PI on more than 50 research projects focused on railway timetabling, real-time dispatching system for railway stations and network, simulation and analysis of train operation, etc.,
  •  with total research fund exceed 1.5 million US Dollars. Some of his research outcomes and products have been used for the daily railway operations at the China Railway Corporation for many years.
  •  The Technical Director of two companies, pursuing cooperation between research and industrialization.

Elisabetta Morabito

Diversity&Inclusion Project Manager

Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group

  • 2012 Graduated from Statale di Milano University with a degree in Philosophical Sciences
  • 2013 Attended a Human Resources Management and Organization Master at the LUISS Guido Carli Business School of Rome.
  • Before 2017 Human Resources Consultant, specialized in Training & Development for Italian and multinational Corporation.
  • Since 2017 Diversity&Inclusion Project Manager for Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group.
  • Currently designs and manages projects for the increase and enhancement of diversity in the Company, with a specific focus on the subject of disability management, gender and age diversity.

Hans Raamsdonk

Training Policy Officer


  • Hans Raamsdonk (1959) Started his career as a primary school teacher.
  • In 1987, he exchanged his job as a teacher for a career with the Railways.
  • He was a manager with conductors and international sales, among others.
  • After years as manager of the conductor training he became training policy officer, first at the Dutch Railways and since 2007 at ProRail.

Jörg Demitz

Head of Sales Simulation Systems Train Management and Simulation

Scheidt & Bachmann System Technik GmbH

Signalling systems

  • 2000: Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Hanover with “Transport Systems Operations” as his special subject
  • 2000-2004: Traffic engineer at Rail Management Consultants in Hanover, performing several consulting projects in railway operation, timetable management and infrastructure capacity improvement
  • Since 2004: Sales manager for operations and interlocking simulation at Scheidt & Bachmann System Technik, Kiel, responsible for acquisition and contract matters. Furthermore contact person for all clients concerning training concepts, knowledge share between different users and establishment of new training methods
  • Since 2007: Chairman of the BEST Users Conference.



Director Transport

CAMRAIL – Cameroon

  • Ingénieur Industriel, Ecole Nationale Supérieure Polytechnique (ENSP) – Yaoundé – Cameroun
  • Certification HEC – Paris (Executive Education)
  • Executive Program – Management – Université Paris Dauphine
  • Ingénierie de formation et Ingénierie pédagogique. PANESS Conseil, Cameroun.
  • Executive Management : « Cursus Diriger » .Institut de Management Stratégique. IMDS International.
  • Spécialisation Exploitation Ferroviaire.Ecole Supérieure Africaine des Cadres du Chemin de Fer – ESAC.
  • Depuis Juin 2016 – Directeur Transport – CAMRAIL
  • 2015 – Directeur Transport Adjoint – CAMRAIL
  • 2013 –- Directeur Régional des Opérations (Région Est) – CAMRAIL.

Animation des conférences et séminaires : Management de la sécurité, Exploitation ferroviaire, Excellence Opérationnelle, Gestion Formation. (CAMRAIL, BENIRAIL, SETRAG & Universités)