The Freedom of Mobility Forum is governed by an Advisory Board and facilitated by a neutral third party. A panel of experts joins forces with the facilitator to ensure the accuracy of facts and figures.

Advisory Board

The Forum is steered by an Advisory Board composed of seven diverse, multicultural and cross-disciplinary individuals from different regions and the following sectors:​ climate/economics experts,​ public institutions​, energy providers, mobility providers, civil society/NGOs, representatives of youth​, and representatives of labor and social dialogue.

Members are selected for their high level of expertise, constructive and fact-based approach on topics related to climate change and mobility. The absence of conflicts of interest is also verified with each Advisory Board member.

The Advisory Board’s role mainly consists of: 

  • Proposing an overall strategic framework to establish the Freedom of Mobility Forum as a global reference
  • Selecting the topic of the year, an issue related to a key aspect of freedom of mobility in a decarbonized world
  • Identifying thought leaders and influential experts to participate as debaters

Advisory Board: Working Rules and Principles

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Meet the Members of the Advisory Board

Sobel Aziz Ngom

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Sobel Aziz Ngom

Co-founder and Executive Director, Consortium Jeunesse Sénégal (CJS)
Global Leadership Council of Generation Unlimited

Sobel Aziz Ngom is the co-founder of CJS, an entrepreneurial alliance of youth organizations, specializing in developing innovative solutions to help solve key learning, socio-professional insertion and inclusion challenges for Senegalese youth. In 2020, the CJS launched “YAAKAAR” – a 20-million-dollar, multi-stakeholder initiative for suburban youth.
In 2016, he received the Jambar Tech award for “Best Social Entrepreneur” of the year in Senegal for his TV program Voices of Youth.
Through his experience in youth development, Sobel has advised and collaborated with African governments, as well as with international foundations, some UN agencies and major corporations.


Carlos Tavares

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Carlos Tavares

CEO, Stellantis

Carlos Tavares is Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at Stellantis. With a proud heritage stretching back 125 years, Stellantis is a sustainable mobility tech company that is home to 14 iconic vehicle brands and two mobility service arms.
Carlos Tavares’ career in the automotive industry spans decades and his passion for cars was already sparked as a young teen when he discovered motor racing. Still a driver of fast cars with more than 500 races to his name and keen on leading business innovation, he is at the forefront of the tech revolution, focused on providing clean, safe and affordable mobility while driving Stellantis toward an ambitious carbon net zero target by 2038, ahead of the competitors.


Massimo Ciuffini

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Massimo Ciuffini

Head of Mobility, Foundation for Sustainable Development

Massimo Ciuffini is an Italian architect specializing in projects related to transportation policies, urban development, and shared and non-motorized mobility. As a designer and planner, he worked on these issues for a variety of Italian cities and, in his hometown of Perugia, he designed the Minimetrò, the first Automatic People Mover in Italy.
He also works as an expert for the Sustainable Development Foundation in Rome and for the Italian Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security (National Operational Plan Governance). 


François Gemenne

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François Gemenne

Lead Author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ​
Senior Researcher, University of Liège​ (Belgium)

François Gemenne is an expert in environmental geopolitics and Director of the Hugo Observatory, a research center dedicated to the study of interactions between environmental changes, human migration and politics.
He is involved in a large number of international research projects and lectures on environmental and migration policies in various universities, including Sciences Po Paris and the Free University of Brussels.
He is a lead author for the IPCC report and was awarded the ISDT-Wernaers Prize in 2010 for achievement in the communication of science to the general public.


Kristina Lund

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Kristina Lund

President & CEO, AES Utilities​

Kristina Lund is leading the inclusive clean energy transition in the U.S. with new technologies to meet customers’ most critical objectives in a sustainable way. During her extensive career in different strategic positions at AES Utilities, she became an expert in ESG and gained significant experience in strategy and execution, managing business performance, and achieving the objectives of multi-nationals and stakeholders. She is also deeply embedded in local communities in Indiana and Ohio. 


Reema Nanavaty

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Reema Nanavaty

Director, Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)​
Member of the High Level Global Commission on the Future of Work, International Labor Organization (ILO)

Reema Nanavaty is committed to defend self-employed women, both in India and at an international level, focusing on women’s economic empowerment by supporting female-owned enterprises, building women-led supply chains, introducing modern ICT-based tools and facilitating Green-Energy initiatives and livelihoods. 
She joined the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) in 1984 and was elected as its General Secretary in 1999. She has considerably expanded membership, making SEWA the single largest union of informal sector workers (over 2.1 million members).
She is also a member of the ILO’s Global Commission on the Future of Work.
She has received the 4th highest civilian award in the Republic of India for her contribution in Social Services (2013).


Jaehak Oh

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Jaehak Oh

President, Korea Transport Institute​
President, Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies

As a leader in mobility transformation in South Korea and East Asia, Jaehak Oh has played a key role in formulating infrastructure policies and fostering the development of innovating transport systems – including automation, electrification, sharing and integration.
He is the President of Korea Transport Institute (KOTI), a national research institute for innovative transport policies and technologies. He has expertise in new regulations, social acceptance and social impact analysis. During the last 30 years, Jaehak has managed more than 70 KOTI transport projects.


Advisory Board members share their thoughts about the Freedom of Mobility Forum

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Panel of Experts

Panel of Experts

This voluntary group of individuals is leveraged to challenge key trends, facts and figures during the debate preparation and supports in the selection process for potential debaters. The panel of experts also contributes to the curated content made available after the debate.

The current Panel of Experts is composed of:

Glynda Bathan-Baterina (representing Civil Society and NGOs) - Deputy Executive Director of Clean Air Asia

Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld (representing Labor and Social Dialogue) - Professor and Associate Dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Speranta Dumitru (representing Academics) - Associate Professor of Political Science at Paris Cité University

Stephen Edwards (representing Civil Society and NGOs) - Senior Program Manager for the Global Business and Biodiversity Programme of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Gibson Kawago (representing Youth) - Founder of WAGA (a provider of sustainable and reliable lithium-ion battery solutions) and a United Nations Young Leader for the SDGs

Gabriel Plassat (representing Civil Society and NGOs) - Specialist in thermal engines and fuels at ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency) and Co-founder of Fabrique des Mobilités

Armando Regil-Velasco (representing Youth) - CEO of i2CO: School of Transformative Leadership and Founder of IPEA, the first Mexican youth think tank dedicated to promoting freedom in Mexico

Forum Facilitator

Wavestone, as a neutral third party, has the following roles:

  • Constitution and functioning of the Advisory Board
    • Constitute the Advisory Board​
    • Act as an enabler to allow each Advisory Board member to best express their opinions during Advisory Board meetings​
    • Organize relations between Advisory Board members: facilitate decision-making and guarantee high-quality interactions during and between Advisory Board meetings​

  • Preparation and organization of the debate
    • Organize the process for identification of debaters: suggest, in the same way as for the Advisory Board members and the Panel of Experts, a list of potential debaters, and ensure representativeness of the various categories of stakeholders. Organize the voting process for Advisory Board members to choose the final list of debaters
    • Prepare the public debate with the debaters​
    • Host the public debate and prepare key takeaways as well as organize curated contents which are produced after each debate and made public on the Forum website