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, Romanian, Hungarian, Czech, Swedish, Dutch, Filipino, Farsi…
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Siegfried Rupprecht is the owner and executive director of Rupprecht Consult. He is a social scientist (Universities of Bielefeld, Bamberg and Oxford), working 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. In 1996, he started his own Business and since 1998 he is the owner and managing director of Rupprecht Consult - Forschung & Beratung GmbH. He has worked closely with several Directorates General of the European Commission as project partner, and independent expert. He regularly moderates round tables at conferences and other high-level policy events. He has helped to develop and manage many projects and has advised numerous practitioners and policy makers on sustainable development and international cooperation.
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Angela Rupprecht is a trained bank accountant and music therapist (Dipl., FH Heidelberg). Following her first job in a bank in Nürnberg, she studied music therapy in Heidelberg. After twelve years as therapist in a psychosomatic clinic in Cologne, she studied classical singing in London.
Angéla Rupprecht joined Rupprecht Consult in 2002 and is responsible for personnel and financial management. She is also actively engaged in supporting the coordination of several projects.
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Dr Wolfgang Backhaus is a social scientist (Ph.D. and diploma from RWTH Aachen University, thesis on management of large regional networks). He was a consultant at the EU-office of RWTH Aachen University and worked for the research institute Centre for Learning and Knowledge Management and Department of Information Management in Mechanical Engineering. At Rupprecht Consult, he is leading the Collective and Intelligent Mobility Team. Current and recent projects on public transport, automated driving and electromobility include TROLLEY, ACTUATE. ELIPTIC, EBSF_2 and CoEXist.
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Ana-Maria Baston holds a degree in architecture and a master in integrated urban development from the University of Architecture in Bucharest, Romania. She has relevant 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 EC funded projects related to sustainable urban mobility. At Rupprecht Consult, she is a member of the Integrated Planning team.
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Lisa Bloß has an M.Sc. in Environmental Planning from theTechnical University Berlin and a bachelor in Environmental & Geographical Sciences and Political Studies from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. At Rupprecht Consult, she is doing a one year traineeship as part of the Collective and Intelligent Mobility team.
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Dr Susanne Böhler-Baedeker graduated from the University of Dortmund with a diploma in planning sciences in 1996. She joined the Wuppertal Institute for Climate Environment and Energy in 1996, where she was involved in several national and international projects about sustainable and low carbon transportation on different political levels and gained a wide range of experience in analyses and evaluation of transport policies and measures. At Rupprecht Consult, she leads the team on Integrated Planning, working on projects such as SUMPs-Up, Urban Nodes or Urban Nodes in Transnational Transport.
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Lasse Brand has an interdisciplinary background in political and sustainability science, with a specialisation in EU governance, mobility management and civic participation. He holds a B.A. in Political Science (Free University of Berlin) and an M.Sc. in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science (Lund University). Following his university studies, Lasse coordinated the European project BEAM21 and led climate trainings for local authorities for the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation Brandenburg. At Rupprecht Consult, he successfully completed the trainee programme and is now a member of the Integrated Planning team.
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Dr Ralf Brand is a Geographer (University of Eichstätt) with a PhD in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at Austin. He worked as consultant for the Sustainable Performance Group and advised a number of municipalities on their Local Agenda 21 processes. He was also Lecturer in an action-research project at Queen's University Belfast and from 2006 to 2013 Ralf was Senior Lecturer (equiv. to Associate Professor) at the University of Manchester's Architecture Research Centre. At Rupprecht Consult, he leads the team on People-Focused Mobility Solutions, which works on projects such as FLOW, CIVITAS SATELLITE or SUNRISE, which try to make sustainable, healthy and active mobility both accessible and enjoyable for everyone in their everyday lives.
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Marcel Braun studied sociology, anthropology and pedagogy at the Universities of Heidelberg, London and Bonn. 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 for Climate, Environment and Energy where he was involved in interdisciplinary research projects on European and international climate policy, taking up a variety of research and project management tasks. As Senior Consultant, working at Rupprecht Consult since 2008, he is now a member of the People-Focussed Mobility Solutions team at Rupprecht Consult.
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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 (Vancouver, Canada). 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, among other things, she also created and taught a series of online courses on cycling promotion for starter cycling cities for the EU PRESTO Project. She is a member of the People-Focused Mobility Solutions team.
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Daniel Franco Trujillo successfully completed the Master Program Infrastructure Planning (MIP) at the
Universität Stuttgart and he has a bachelor in Civil Engineering as well as one in Physics from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. At Rupprecht Consult, he is trainee in the Integrated Planning team.
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Syrus Gomari holds a BSc degree in Civil Engineering from De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines and an international MSc degree in Infrastructure Planning from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, specialising in the field of sustainable transport planning. He was also a scholar of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation during his master’s studies. For his thesis, he researched about the explicit modelling of cycling in a travel demand model. At Rupprecht Consult, he successfully completed the trainee programme and is now a member of the Collective and Intelligent Mobility team.
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Henning Günter is a Geographer with a Master in Human Geography from University of Tübingen and specialized in urban planning and transportation at Tufts University, Boston, USA. He gained first work experiences in sustainable transport and city planning working for the Cities of Tübingen, Germany and Somerville, USA. Henning joined Rupprecht Consult in 2014 as trainee and is now a member of the Collective and Intelligent Mobility team.
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Bernard Gyergyay is a transport planner specialised in sustainable transport policy and travel behaviour. He studied and researched transport planning at the Institute for Transport Studies (University of Leeds), the Centre for Transport Studies (Imperial College London and University College London) and the National University of Singapore. Prior to joining Rupprecht Consult, Bernard worked as a consultant for the UN-Habitat Urban Mobility in Nairobi, Kenya, as transport planner for the Barclays Cycle Superhighways Project in the Transport for London Behaviour Change Team and as blue-book stagiaire for the European Commission Directorate General for Mobility and Transport. At Rupprecht Consult, he is member of the Collective and Intelligent Mobility team.
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Alexandra Kitzing started her apprenticeship at Rupprecht Consult in September 2015. After she graduated from commercial college in Siegburg, she worked for a year as a child care worker in Washington. She gained her experience as an office management assistant from several internships around Cologne and is now, together with Gabi and Angela, responsible for the general office management at Rupprecht Consult.
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holds a BA in Psychology from Haverford College and an MSc in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science from Lund University, where her research 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.
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Kristin Tovaas has an interdisciplinary background in sustainability science, communication and system analysis, with a specialisation in sustainable transport and urban development (MSc in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science from Lund University in Sweden). 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 successfully completed the trainee programme in 2015 and she is now a member of the People-Focused Mobility Solutions team.
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Gabi Wegeler holds a Masters degree in American Studies and public relations (Universities of Mainz and Minneapolis). She works a office manager, manages communication issues and supports project management and dissemination activities. Gabi joined Rupprecht Consult in 1998 and has been an integral part of the growing team since then.