- University of Lisboa
José Viegas was Secretary-general of the ITF (International Transport Forum at the OECD) between August 2012 and August 2017. At the ITF he led a program of structural reform and brought it to the forefront of innovation in transport policy, strongly increasing collaboration with both the corporate and the institutional parts of the transport sector. Some ITF reports have become worldwide references in their respective domains.
Prior to joining the ITF, Viegas was Full Professor of Transportation at the University of Lisbon, where he was Head of Research Unit and national Director of the Transport Area of the MIT-Portugal program. He was co-ordinator of more than a dozen research projects for the European Commission between 1995 and 2010, and a member of the High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Mobility appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon, 2015-2016. He is currently a freelance consultant on Sustainable Mobility and Strategic Change, having been the Methodological Coordinator of the “Sustainable Mobility for All” project (lead organisation: World Bank), and Responsible for the Strategic Framework concept of the “Transforming Urban Mobility” project at the WBCSD.
Plenary, Thursday 30 April: