Our Advisory Council

A common “think big” requires a broad and solid basis. We have decided to back-up Mobility Allstars with the expertise of professional and personal companions as well as newly acquired experts.

Dr. Valerie Hackl

is the managing director of the Austrian air traffic control system Austro Control, a public, privately organized company. The company’s spectrum ranges from air traffic management, air traffic control technology and meteorology to official activities such as the approval of aircraft, drones and aviation companies. Before joining Austro Control, she was a member of the board of ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG at the Austrian Federal Railways, Austria’s largest mobility service provider. Among other things, she initiated the establishment of the ÖBB Nightjet and the digital transformation of sales with the development and introduction of the cross-channel ticket shop. Further stations were the management of strategy and her work as an assistant to the board at ÖBB-Holding AG. Until 2011 she worked for several years as a consultant for Bain & Company, one of the world’s leading management consulting firms. Valerie Hackl was born in Austria and studied business administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and the University of British Columbia / Vancouver. She did her PhD at the Swiss Research Institute for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Gallen.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Knie

is a scientist with focus on politics at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) and a professor at the Technical University (TU) Berlin. At the WZB, he founded together with Dr. habil. Weert Canzler the research group “Digital Mobility and Social Differentiation”. Prior to that he was research group leader of the “Science Policy” team. Since June 2018 he has been Head of Scientific Development (CSO) at Choice GmbH. In 2006, Andreas Knie founded the Innovation Center for Mobility and Social Change GmbH (InnoZ). In addition, from 2001 to 2016 he was Head of Intermodal Services and Business Development at Deutsche Bahn AG. Andreas Knie also works as an advisor for municipalities and organizations on the topics of transport, mobility, digitization and sustainability. He is the author of various books and an expert on mobility in the media.

Research interests:
Traffic and Mobility Research | Technology Policy | Science Policy | Innovation Research

Dr. Christoph Wolff

is the Global Head of Mobility and Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum since June 2018. He oversees the Forum’s work with Partners from the Automotive, Supply Chain, Aerospace and Aviation, Travel and Tourism sectors. He is leading the Forum’s System Initiative on “Shaping the Future of Mobility” which strives to achieve mobility of goods and people that is safe, clean and inclusive, and includes projects on the transition to “Autonomous, Shared and Electric Mobility,” “Drones and Tomorrow’s Airspace” and “Security in Travel”. Prior to his role at the Forum, Christoph served as Managing Director of the European Climate Foundation, delivering policy solutions for EU and Member State Governments in decarbonizing the energy, transport, cities and energy-intensive industries.