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Creating the Next Generation of Shared Mobility

SANDRA PHILLIPS

Shared Mobility Architect, Founder and CEO

As a Shared Mobility Architect, Sandra turns visions into reality one shared mobility service at a time. As Founder and CEO, Sandra is responsible for the overall vision and strategy of movmi. 

Sandra has lead the launches of numerous carshares, several micromobility (e-moped, e-bike) services and a complex mobility-as-a-service program integrating public transit with carshare and bikeshare. 

Sandra has held Senior Management and Executive roles with Daimler, BCAA and BMW, is considered a world-wide expert on the subject, a TED speaker emeritus and has been nominated for numerous awards. She is also a regular contributor to various mobility publications.

Sandra is a certified Project Management Professional, holds a Master of Arts from University of Zurich, and has been granted an MBA by TrustForte Corporation in NY.

 

VENKATESH GOPAL

Business Development Manager

Venkatesh is movmi’s Brand Ambassador: he listens to future shared mobility businesses and finds the right partnerships with our team so that they can reach their full potential.

Having assumed many roles across the automotive industry in customer experience, new business development and strategic planning for 10+ years, Venkatesh understands the nitty-gritty of the business and knows how to cater to our customer’s needs. He adds value to our partners by structuring their ideas, linking it to their operations, modeling the business impact and ensuring successful execution.

Venkatesh holds an engineering degree in automobiles and an MBA in marketing, with experience in working across multiple geographies.

ANDERS BERGMAN

Data Visualization Analyst and Webmaster

Anders is the mathematical and programming wizard of the team: he analyses data sets and visualizes them for our clients.

He has over 10 years of experience as UI/UX designer, developer and visual artist in the gaming industry and has worked for companies such as EA, Disney Interactive and Next Level Games. He has an uncanny ability to organize information in ways that make it understandable to a broad audience.  He has added Data Analysis to his skill set in the last few years and uses his design expertise when visualizing data sets.

Anders holds a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Cognitive Science and a Certificate in Computer Science.

SHILPA PANICKER

Transit Planning Consultant

Shilpa has 12 years of transit planning experience in Canada and the United States. Her work spans the gamut of transit planning from feasibility studies, system review and redesign, transit infrastructure planning, public consultation and implementation.

In British Columbia, over the past six years, she has worked on a number of rural transit systems, service changes in the TransLink bus network, to, more recently, guiding the planning and implementation of an On-Demand pilot on Bowen Island. In the United States she has worked at, both, the state and municipal level and is knowledgeable about the transit planning context there as well as is familiar with federally funded grant programs.

Her work in transit is guided by the belief that one of the defining characteristics of a vibrant community is a good transit system encompassing a diversity of commuting options.

Shilpa has a Master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University. She is excited about increased synergies between transit and the world of shared mobility.

MAJID KHOURY

Research Strategist

Majid knows how to listen to customers: he creates strategic research that analyses the markets and future customers so the products and services we create are built on a sound foundation.

He has over 30 years of experience working in Senior positions at firms such as Ipsos, Farrell Research Group and running his own agency. Majid knows like no other how to optimize research design, implement and gleam insights from marketing data and research. He also knows startups: he setup and grew Market Explorers, a boutique market research firm specializing in communications research. The company was sold to Ipsos ASI in 2002.

Majid holds an MBA in Marketing and is a Certified Marketing Research Professional (CMRP) with the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association of Canada.

BALAKRISHNAN VENKATA

Senior Research Analyst

Having worked as a Senior Research Analyst in the Automotive & Transportation sector, Balakrishnan has been involved in analyzing the future of various upcoming business models and technology in the automotive space, such as light weighting, digital retail and smart mobility. He also has experience designing and prototyping an electric three wheeled cargo vehicle for the local municipality in India.

Balakrishnan has a technical background with a Bachelors and Masters in automotive engineering.

 

GALINA RUSSELL

Shared Mobility Associate

Galina is an expert in designing and implementing mobility operations from the ground up.

Over the last 10 years, she has led projects within Operations & Finance for multiple fortune 100 companies (McKinsey & Company in Global Procurement & Travel Services, or at Sixt Rent a Car). In her most recent role, Galina helped a California-based technology start up design and expand their community-focused electric vehicle (EV) car sharing services to over 9 markets. Most notably, in the last year Ms. Russell drove the restructuring and execution of two new public grant programs awarded for the deployment of shared EVs and electric vehicle charging station infrastructure into low-income and disadvantaged communities, with a combined value of over $44M.

As an active member of the Global New Mobility Coalition with the World Economic Forum, Galina is passionate about the collaboration between the public and private sector organizations to pioneer the transformation from traditional transportation to modes of shared electric and micro mobility as a service.

Galina is well traveled and multilingual speaking her native Russian and English, as well as advanced Mandarin (Chinese) and Spanish. Ms. Russell holds a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst in Business Administration and Chinese Language, and a language certificate from Harvard University in Cambridge.

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