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EPP-ED HEARING ON AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY AND CO2 EMISSIONS 5 JUNE 2008 9.00 - 11.00 Room PHS 3C50 BRUSSELS NAME SHORT BIOGRAPHY Gunnar HÖKMARK Degree in economics, Lund University (1975). Reserve officer, armoured troops (1975). (Vice-Chairman of the EPP-ED) Trainee within the Unilever Group (1976). Product manager, Unilever (1977). Head of Timbro Idé (1985-1991). Managing Director of the Reform Institute (2000-2002). Chairman of the Moderate Party Youth League (1979-1984); member of the party's Executive (1979-1984); Party Secretary of the Moderate Party (1991-2000). Chairman of Democrat Youth Community of Europe (1981-1983). Member of the Swedish Parliament (1982-2004); Chairman of the Committee on Laws (2000-2004). Vice-Chairman of the European Enterprise Institute (2004). Chairman of the Sweden-Israel Friendship Association. Estonian and Latvian decorations. 1st panel Eco - innovation: a tool for improving European industry Martin CALLANAN B.Sc. (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (1985). Project engineer, Scottish and Newcastle Breweries (1986-1998). Councillor: Tyne and Wear County Council (1983-1986); Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council (1987-1996). Member of the European Parliament (since 1999). Anders KÄRRBERG Executive Director, Governmental Affairs, Volvo Car Corporation. He provides executive (Volvo Cars) leadership to Volvo Cars global governmental relations, in particular for safety and environment related issues. Previously, Mr. Kärrberg was the Environmental Director, Volvo Car Corporation, responsible for establishing long-term strategies and goals as well as environmental requirements for Volvo cars. He was also responsible for the development of the Volvo Cars environmental management system. Prior to joining Volvo Cars, Mr. Kärrberg was Director, AB Volvo, responsible for the environmental strategy, environmental policies and plans for the Group. Before joining AB Volvo, Mr. Kärrberg has held a broad range of positions and responsibilities such as Project Manager in the Volvo Truck / Renault Joint Venture, where he worked on establishing synergies between the two companies. He has also been active in the Office of the Science Counselor at the Swedish Embassy in Washington, D.C. and held positions within Engineering at BMW AG, Munich, Germany. Anders Kärrberg graduated from Chalmers University of Technology with a Master's Degree in Machine Design, and he is fluent in Swedish, English and German. Mr. Kärrberg is also a member of the Joint Committee of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. 1 Jos DINGS Director of T&E (Responsible for external representation, strategy, personnel, and funding of the (T&E) organisation), the European Federation for Transport and Environment. T&E is Europe's principal environmental organisation campaigning specifically on transport issues and draws its 49 member organisations from nearly every EU Member State. T&E works on aviation, shipping, standards for cleaner vehicles and fuels, and European infrastructure policy. Before joining T&E in 2004, Jos worked at CE Delft, an environmental consultancy, where he headed the transport division. CE Delft is an independent, innovative and effective think tank on environmental policy. CE Delft's mission is to change societal structures at (inter)national level, for the benefit of the environment, through executing and disseminating cutting-edge policy studies and advice. CE Delft employs about 40 people and operates on a not-for-profit basis, but without regular subsidies. (Manager Transport Division as of July 2001). Positioned CE Delft's Transport division as an internationally respected and influential consultancy on transport and environment policy, especially in the field of:transport infrastructure charging policy (EU/NL);aviation: design and evaluation of instruments for reduction of emissions and noise (globally/EU/NL);design, evaluation and prioritisation of environmental measures in transport (NL/EU) (Consultant on transport and environment). 2nd panel: Mass vs. Foot print and associated potential incentives Werner LANGEN (MEP) Degree in economics (1975). Dr. rer. pol. (1977). Project leader at the Institute for Research into Small and Medium-Sized Businesses, Bonn (1975-1978). Lieutenant in the reserve. Chairman of Cochem-Zell district CDU (1981-1992). Land Chairman of the Rhineland- Palatinate CDU (1992-1993). Local councillor in Müden (Mosel) (1979-1994). Member of the Cochem-Zell district council (1979-1994). Member of the Rhineland-Palatinate Landtag (1983- 1994). Spokesman of the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Mainz (1978-1983). Member of the Rhineland-Palatinate Land government (1990-1991). Minister of Agriculture, Rhineland- Palatinate (1990-1991). Chairman of the agriculture committee of the Bundestag (1990-1991). Member of the European Parliament (since 1994). Federal Cross of Merit with ribbon. Thomas BECKER 1977 - 1985: Grammar School in Meerbusch/Germany; A-level; 10.1986 -1.1991Course of (BMW) Studies:Business Economics (Cologne University); 4.1992 - 10.1994 Conferral of a doctorate; 1995 - 2002: Consultant (Department „Environmental Policy“, BDI (Federation of German Industry, Berlin); 2002 - 2006:Manager (Department „Political Enconomy“, VDA (Association of German Automobile Manufacturers, Frankfurt); From 01/2007 – 11/2007: Deputy Excecutive Officer, VDA; Since 12/2007: Vice President Governmental Affairs (BMW Group, Munich) Bernard GILMONT Mechanical Engineer U.C.Louvain (’92); Petroleum Applications Engineer I.F.P School, Paris (European Aluminium (’93); Business Administration Certificate, Solvay Business School, Brussels (’01); ’93-’94: Association) Electricité de France, Research Center, Engineer; ’95-’96: Petrofina, Antwerp’s Refinery, Supply Coordinator; ’96-’00: Petrofina, Lubricants, Transport Product Manager; • ’00-ongoing: European Aluminium Association, currently Director for Building and Transport 2 3rd panel: Fines / Super credits Vito BONSIGNORE (MEP) Graduate in business studies. Technical Director and General Director of the Turin- Alessandria-Piacenza motorway company. Former member of the DC Central Directorate. Member of the National Executive of the UDC. Town councillor of Venaria Reale (TO) (1970- 1980). Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies (1987-1994). Under-Secretary for the Budget (1992-1993). Tayce Ann WAKEFIELD 1984: Master of Science In Management (M.S.M.), Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Boston (GM Europe) University, Brussels, Belgium; Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada; Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada Edwin Marwin Dalley Scholarship for standing first in class. 2005 – Present: Executive Director, Government Relations & Public Policy, Member of European Strategy Board, General Motors Europe, Brussels, Belgium; 2003 – 2005:Executive Director, Environment & Energy,General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Michigan; 1995 – 2003 Vice President, Corporate & Environmental Affairs, Member of the Board of Directors,General Motors of Canada Ltd, Oshawa, Canada; 1993 – 1995: General Director of Corporate Affairs, General Motors of Canada, Oshawa, Canada; 1991 – 1993: Director of Public Relations, General Motors of Canada, Oshawa, Canada; 1989 – 1991: Director of Government Relations, General Motors of Canada, Oshawa, Canada; 1984 – 1989:Government Relations Staff – Progressively General Motors of Canada, Oshawa, Canada Nevio DI GIUSTO Managing Director of CRF (FIAT Research Centre) and Elasis, a consortium participated by (FIAT Group) Fiat, Iveco, CRF . Nevio Di Giusto CEO and General Manager Centro Ricerche Fiat and Elasis S.C.p.A. developed his career in Fiat Auto, where he was hired 1978 as project engineer in the Product Engineering Department. In 1979 he joined the Fiat Researches Center (C.R.F.) as responsible for the Wind Tunnel, and, in 1982 he was given the responsibility for Vehicle Architecture in the Innovation Department. In 1985 he was named responsible for Lancia Interiors design; in 1988, he became responsible for Lancia cars Body and Electronic Devices Development. In 1990 he was also given the responsibility of the Lancia Vehicle testing. In 1991 he was appointed responsible of Fiat Style Center with the task of introducing a new project and engineering culture, taking into particular account the interface between the style and the other different product development process phases. In 1992 Mr. Di Giusto was named responsible for the Style and Design Department, with direct responsibility of the three Style Centers (Fiat, Alfa, Lancia) and of the Models Development Department. In 1997 he was named director of the new Platforms Development Department. On July 2001 he became director of the new R&D, Design, Product Concept Department, which consists of Innovation, Product, Style, Engineering, Technical-Legislative Services, Process Development Methodologies. On march 2002 Vice President Product Development Business Unit Fiat Lancia Light Commercial Vehicle On September 2004 – C.E.O. and General Manager ELASIS. Di Giusto holds a bachelor in aeronautics engineering from the University of Turin. 3
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