Christoph Wolff

CEO, Smart Freight Centre, Amsterdam, Honorary Professor Economics & Social Sciences, University of Cologne

Dr. Christoph Wolff is CEO, Smart Freight Centre, Amsterdam; an Honorary Professor Economics & Social Sciences at the University of Cologne; and Senior Fellow, UC Davis, International Transport Studies,

He was previously the Global Head of Mobility and Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum and oversaw the Forum’s work with Partners from the Automotive, Supply Chain, Aerospace and Aviation, Travel and Tourism sectors. He led 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.

Christoph is a Chemical Engineer by training with 17 years’ consulting experience from McKinsey & Co., where he was a Senior Partner and Global Practice Head in Travel and Logistics. He worked with airlines and airports on digitization, operations management, customer experience improvement, retail optimization and the optimization of mobile resources on airport aprons. He was Member of the Board of German Rail, DB Schenker, for four years leading International Railfreight and served Ferrostaal and ABB in executive positions in renewables.

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