Anne obtained a Master’s in applied linguistics in 1981 from Ghent University.
Since 2004 she has been Secretary General of the Yellow Design Foundation. Its main objective is to promote the integrated management of different entities/disciplines/expertise/structures contributing to mobility and urban planning so that they share and integrate their results in the interests of sustainability and for the benefit of users: passengers, pedestrians and cyclists, but also other players in the quality public space.
Between 2004 and 2007, Anne with the team of Yellow design experts and with the support of UITP (www.UITP.org) and several Public Transport Operators, started a research program conducted in
6 European countries on the link between perceived security and design in intermodal stations. This research led to the development of the SPIN-UP methodology (Security Perception in Intermodal Stations for Urban Public Transport).
Since 2010, Anne has been coordinating research projects, including several funded by UIC (Paris), on the design of European hubs in view of the development of a toolkit for the design of intermodal stations, as well as a benchmark of major intermodal hubs in South and Southeast Asia.
Next on the list has been the Low Carbon Stations Project on the carbon footprint of urban mobility. The project was funded by Trafikverket and Mistra Urban Futures, Sweden. It was succeeded by the development of SPIN APP a smart application to assess the integrated performance of stations in security, energy, water and waste. The Application is in line with 8 of the 17 SDGs and the information it delivers is TCFD-ready.
Since February 2012, the team has been adopted in the UN Habitat Sustainable Urban Development Expert Programme.
Dr João Cruz
João graduated in Interior and Industrial Design from the University of Lisbon, Portugal in 1997. He received his Master’s Degree in Product, Materials and Product Management by the University of Aveiro, Portugal in 2005. His thesis was entitled, “Design against crime in the public transportation networks of Lisbon and Oporto areas”.
Obtained his PhD at the University of Aveiro on 2015 after a three year research on “The role of design on the physical comfort and psychological well being of passengers on long haul trains in Portugal”.
Nady works as a financial analyst and business advisor whether to address innovation, development, IP registration or transfer programmes. Nady is also an Accredited associate of the Institute for Independent Business. Within Yellow design Foundation focuses mainly on sustainable feasibility and capacity training.
Dr. Glenn H. Frommer
Glenn is amongst the pioneers of the sustainability and the environmental movement, having worked in the field for more than 30 years. His understanding and application of corporate risk management and corporate reporting have helped set the gold standard for sustainability strategy development and management. In the course of his career,
Glenn held senior executive positions with the Mass Transit Railway Corporation, Vipac Engineers and Scientists and Dampa A/S. His extensive cross sector and cross-industrial experience extends throughout the international arena, specifically in Europe and Asia-Pacific.
Glenn has worked with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) since 2000, involved in drafting
technical supporting documents to the GRI G3.1 and G4 guidelines.
He has also worked on the development of the AccountAbility AA1000AS standard, Bsi 8900 for sustainability management systems and the ISO 26000 standard for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). He has provided a number of reviews of GRI G4 and Integrated Reports to Hong Kong, mainland China and multi-national companies in the last 12 months.
He has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Australia, Denmark and the United States. His knowledge of the fields and wide network of international contacts gives him a thorough understanding of the different cultures, customs and governance issues. Additionally, Glenn holds a PhD in Aerospace Sciences, is a Fellow of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration, the Honorary Chair of the Sustainable Development Commission of the International Association of Public Transport, a member of several international and local
professional bodies as well as being a Fulbright Fellow. He is a published author and is currently the Senior Advisor to the GRI Focal Point in China.
He is also a founding partner of the Sustainability Partnership, a consultancy firm in Hong Kong that focuses on taking reporting companies into the next phases of sustainability development. Glenn has been a leading research partner of Yellow design since 2012.
Michèle Dominique Raymond
Michèle holds a DEA degree in Psychology, a Master of Arts degree in Clinical and Pathological Psychology, a Master of Arts degree in International Politics, and several certificates in the field of sustainable development.
Currently President of the Yellow Design Foundation, Michèle Dominique RAYMOND, is an expert in international relations and development including urban development. Michèle is also a consultant specializing in political and institutional affairs.
Thanks to her 20-year career as an international senior official and diplomat in Belgium and Germany and particularly during the years 2010 to 2015 when she held the position of Deputy Secretary-General in charge of political affairs and human development in Secretariat of the ACP Group of States (79 countries) in Brussels, (Belgium) Michèle Dominique Raymond has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of development issues and the management of large-scale programmes financed by the European Development Funds including one with UN Habitat on urban development of slums in several ACP countries.