Our staff

Who we are...

Our team consists of experienced professionals who bring years of experience in private and public arenas as well as a dedication to sustainable development.

Our staff qualifications comprise economics, social sciences, spatial planning, environmental science, urban development, geography, engineering and public relations. All employees have international work experience and are fluent in several languages. We currently speak German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Hungarian, Czech, Swedish, Dutch, Chinese …

Siegfried Rupprecht

Siegfried Rupprecht

+49 221 6060 55 11

s.rupprecht@rupprecht-consult.eu

Siegfried Rupprecht is the owner and executive director of Rupprecht Consult since the founding in 1998. He is a social scientist by training (Universities of Bielefeld, Bamberg, and Oxford), specialised since 1991 in international co-operation in the areas of sustainable transport and urban development, in socio-economic policy evaluation and policy analysis.

He has successfully managed large research and demonstration projects in transport and energy while being the head of the European Office of the City of Cologne.

He has worked closely with several Directorates-General of the European Commission as a project partner and as an independent expert. He regularly moderates round tables at conferences and other high-level policy events. He has supported the development and management of many projects and has advised numerous practitioners and policymakers on sustainable development and international cooperation.

Angéla Rupprecht

Angéla Rupprecht

+49 221 6060 55 15

a.rupprecht@rupprecht-consult.eu

Angela Rupprecht is a trained bank accountant and music therapist (diploma University of Applied Sciences Heidelberg).

Angéla Rupprecht joined Rupprecht Consult in 2002 and is responsible for the overall personnel and financial management.

In her role she is centrally responsible for budget -, controlling - and project finance issues. Project monitoring and support in project phases are also a major part of her coordination role.

Wolfgang Backhaus

Dr. Wolfgang Backhaus

+49 221 6060 55 19

w.backhaus@rupprecht-consult.eu

Wolfgang Backhaus is a social scientist (PhD and diploma from RWTH Aachen University). Before joining Rupprecht Consult, he worked as a consultant at the EU office and led the knowledge management department at the Centre for Learning and Knowledge Management of RWTH Aachen University.

As the team leader of the Collective and Intelligent Mobility Team, he has many years of practical experience in strategy development and change management for industry and municipalities in the focus fields of sustainable transport concepts, urban mobility, and transport economy.

Ana-Maria Baston

Ana-Maria Baston

+49 221 6060 55 27

a.baston@rupprecht-consult.eu

Ana-Maria Baston holds a degree in architecture and a master in integrated urban development from the University of Architecture in Bucharest (ROU). She has professional experience in architectural design, urban development and sustainable urban mobility. After several years of working in the field of architecture planning, she started a career in a European project consultancy. As a freelance consultant in Romania, she has been involved in a wide range of projects related to sustainable urban mobility. At Rupprecht Consult, she is a member of the Integrated Planning team.

 

 

Susanne Böhler-Baedeker

Dr. Susanne Böhler-Baedeker

+49 221 6060 55 14

s.boehler@rupprecht-consult.eu

Susanne Böhler-Baedeker graduated from the University of Dortmund with a diploma in Planning Sciences and a PhD in Engineering (Urban Planning).

She joined the Wuppertal Institute for Climate Environment and Energy in 1996, where she was involved in several national and international projects on sustainable and low carbon transportation.

She has an extensive, wide-range experience in analyses and evaluation of transport policies and measures, project management of international and European projects on sustainable urban transport and impact analyses of policies.

At Rupprecht Consult, she is leading the Integrated Planning team.

Ralf Brand

Dr. Ralf Brand

+49 221 6060 55 18

r.brand@rupprecht-consult.eu

Ralf Brand is a geographer by training (University of Eichstätt) and holds a PhD in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Austin (Texas, USA). He worked as a consultant for the Sustainable Performance Group and advised a number of municipalities on their Local Agenda 21 processes. Aside from this, he worked as a lecturer in an action-research project at Queen's University Belfast (UK) and as an associate professor at the University of Manchester's Architecture Research Centre (UK). At Rupprecht Consult, he leads the team on People-Focused Mobility Solutions.

Marcel Braun

Marcel Braun

+49 221 6060 55 20

m.braun@rupprecht-consult.eu

Marcel Braun studied sociology, anthropology and pedagogy at the Universities of Heidelberg, Bonn and London (UK). After graduation, Marcel was a research fellow for two years at the Institute for the Research on Social Opportunities. Prior to joining Rupprecht Consult he worked for four years at the Research Group “Energy, Transport and Climate Policy” of the Wuppertal Institute where he was involved in interdisciplinary research projects on European and international climate policy, taking up a variety of research and project management tasks. In our team, Marcel is a senior consultant and member of the People-Focussed Mobility Solutions team.

Wolfram Buchta

Wolfram Buchta

+49 221 6060 55 22

w.buchta@rupprecht-consult.eu

Wolfram holds a Master's degree in Business Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Prior to this, he attained his bachelor degree in Business Engineering with a focus on electrical engineering from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. During his studies, he spent time in École Centrale Marseille (FRA) broadening his views on sustainable development and environmental issues. He was led to Rupprecht Consult in the pursuit of his master thesis developed with a pedelec-sharing provider about solar-powered off-grid charging stations. After finalising his thesis, he successfully went through our trainee programme and is now a member of the Collective and Intelligent Mobility team.

Marlene Damerau

Marlene Damerau

+49 221 6060 55 16

m.damerau@rupprecht-consult.eu

Marlene Damerau is a geographer specialised in sustainable urban development. She studied at Humboldt-University of Berlin and Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (FRA), and also holds a Master degree in Regenerative Energies and Energy Economics from University Koblenz-Landau. She worked as an urban planner and URBACT project manager for the municipality of Kassel, as an independent consultant for grant advisory, and as a mobility researcher for the Institute of Regional and Urban Development Research in Dortmund. At Rupprecht Consult, she is member of the Integrated Planning team.

Bonnie Fenton

Bonnie Fenton

+49 173 726 3681

b.fenton@rupprecht-consult.eu

Bonnie Fenton is a researcher and educator specialising in sustainable urban mobility and cycling as a means of transportation. She has a Master of Education from the University of British Columbia (CAN). Her work experience includes initiating a cycling programme to teach adults to cycle safely and confidently for transportation, researching and reporting on good practices in cycling education and promotion in Europe and North America, and coordinating a public consultation process on the future of cycling in Metro Vancouver. At Rupprecht Consult, she is a member of the People-Focused Mobility Solutions team.

Daniel Franco

Daniel Franco

+49 221 6060 55 23

d.franco@rupprecht-consult.eu

Daniel Franco Trujillo holds a Master Infrastructure Planning (MIP) at the University Stuttgart and a Bachelor in Civil Engineering and Physics from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá (COL). At Rupprecht Consult, he is a member of the Collective and Intelligent Mobility team.

Henning Günter

Henning Günter

+49 221 6060 55 13

h.guenter@rupprecht-consult.eu

Henning Günter has a background in sociology, geography and urban planning and specialised in transportation planning at Tufts University (USA). He gained first work experiences in sustainable transport and city planning working for the Cities of Tubingen and Somerville (Massachusetts, USA). Henning joined Rupprecht Consult in 2014 and is a member of the Collective and Intelligent Mobility team.

Katy Huaylla

Katy Huaylla

+49 221 6060 55 28

k.huaylla@rupprecht-consult.eu

Katy Huaylla is a city planner with experience in public transport. She has a Master in Transport and City Planning from University College London (UK). Before joining Rupprecht Consult, she gained a variety of experiences, among other things working with the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) based in Addis Ababa (ETH), the Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) and the Ministry of Transport of Lima (PER). At Rupprecht Consult, she is a member of the Integrated Planning team.

Morgane Juliat

Morgane Juliat

+49 221 6060 55 0

m.juliat@rupprecht-consult.eu

Morgane Juliat holds a Bachelor in Political Science, International Development Studies and Environmental Studies from McGill University (Montreal, CAN). She also completed a dual Master in Urban Policy at Sciences Po (FRA) and LSE (UK). During her studies, she carried out internships in various structures, ranging from NGOs to a national railway company, to broader her views on sustainable development and urban planning. After graduating with distinction, she joined the team in 2020 as a trainee.

Amelie Metze

Amelie Metze

+49 221 6060 55 26

a.metze@rupprecht-consult.eu

Amelie Metze holds a diploma in Business Administration of the University of Cologne. She is a certified translator for English and German. Amelie has worked in various industries as Assistance to the General Manager and was continuously involved in project work. She supports our every day work as Office Manager.

Hana Peters

Hana Peters

+49 221 6060 55 21

h.peters@rupprecht-consult.eu

Hana Peters holds a Bachelor in Psychology from Haverford College (Pennsylvania, USA) and a Master in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science from Lund University (SWE), where her research was focused on urban transport and travel behaviour. Prior to joining Rupprecht Consult, Hana applied her international and interdisciplinary background working at ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability). At Rupprecht Consult, she is now a member of the People-focussed Mobility Solutions team. 

She is on maternity leave until the end of 2021.

Anouchka Strunden

Anouchka Strunden

+49 221 6060 55 0

a.strunden@rupprecht-consult.eu

Anouchka first collaborated with us in 2020 to write her Master thesis on drivers and barriers for international collaborative mobility planning in Latin America. She holds a Bachelor in Business and Culture Studies from the University of Passau and a Master in Urban Studies from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (BEL). She is now a part of the Integrated Planning team.

Kristin Tovaas

Kristin Tovaas

+49 221 6060 55 24

k.tovaas@rupprecht-consult.eu

Kristin Tovaas has an interdisciplinary background in sustainability science, communication and system analysis, with a specialisation in sustainable transport and urban development (Master in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science from Lund University (SWE)). After publishing her thesis as a case study for ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability), Kristin then joined their World Secretariat in Bonn. At Rupprecht Consult, she is a member of the People-Focused Mobility Solutions team.

Gabi Wegeler

Gabi Wegeler

+49 221 6060 55 12

g.wegeler@rupprecht-consult.eu

Gabi Wegeler holds a Masters degree in American Studies and public relations (Universities of Mainz and Minneapolis). She works as an office manager, manages communication activities and supports project management. Gabi joined Rupprecht Consult in 1998 and has been an integral part of the team since then.