The TUMI Secretariat is situated in Eschborn and Bonn, Germany and is acting on behalf of all TUMI Partners.
Do you need a sustainable transport policy advisor? How about an expert in project management? Search no further because Armin Wager, with specialization in urban mobility, financing of infrastructure and international fuel prices, satisfies both. With over 15 years of experience within the inner workings of sustainable transport project management, Armin has firsthand experiences in Ukraine, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Syria, and brings these particular insights to his role as Senior Transport Policy Advisor at the TUMI. When Armin is not designing, implementing or evaluating projects you may find him rushing through the hallways of the TUMI office.
Daniel Moser is Management Head of the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) at GIZ. In his position he leads the management team and pursues the strategic development of the initiative and its activities. He is also closely associated with various activities in sustainable urban mobility at GIZ. In this capacity, he is directing sustainable urban mobility programs and interdisciplinary projects comprising transport, governance, city planning and urban technology. In his current position he is also advising the Government of Germany and the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development on sustainable urban mobility.
After attaining experience in the United Nations in Geneva, the German Embassy in Bulgaria, the German Ministry for Infrastructure of Rhineland-Palatinate and the German television channel ZDF, Sophia Sünder was warmly welcomed to the TUMI-team in 2016. Since then, she has been utilizing her master’s degree from King’s College London and years of focus on communication, public relations, project management and cooperation with international partners to support the TUMI Team in the field of communications, public relations, project and event management and cooperation with international partners.
In 2017, and with one decade of experience in transport planning, Jan Rickmeyer joined the TUMI where he is responsible for sustainable transport policy counseling on local, regional and international levels. Jan is well connected and deeply embedded within development cooperation missions and international sustainable mobility projects through his experiences in various positions such as the Cycling Coordinator of the City of Leipzig, Project Manager for European Union projects Central MeetBike and DEMO EC, and associate for CycleCities and MOVCIT projects. These experiences, along with his support of organizations like the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation in Russia and Connective Cities Initiative in Thailand and the Philippines, have built upon his passion for cycling with hands-on contributions to strategic cycling development initiatives and integration of non-motorized transport within Germany and internationally.
Levent Toprak is a graduated social scientist of technology with a focus on innovation. He first gained experience in innovation and transport at Daimler AG, Research & Development, Society and Technology Research Group in Berlin. He expanded upon his knowledge of smart mobility when he joined the Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change (InnoZ), and supported the innovation activities of the Deutsche Bahn. In this role, he was responsible for realizing innovative concepts and managing various partners from the fields of science, politics, economics and academics at EUREF-Campus in Berlin. Levent now applies his 6 years of experience in innovative mobility projects to a more international framework within the TUMI.
Kristina is an experienced transport geographer and committed transport mobility advisor, evident from her almost 15 years of work experience in the field. She has been involved in different companies and institutions in Germany and abroad, focusing on the multidimensional approach to sustainable transport. Kristina specializes in the strengthening of knowledge sharing and exchanges with universities, and pushes forward the topic of gender and transport in international dialogues. Before joining TUMI in 2015, she was part of the interdisciplinary research team for sustainable mobility and coordinated the international master program, Transportation Systems, at the Technische Universität München. She has worked for a German NGO on the topic of energy efficiency in the transport sector as well as on transport- and climate policies at EU-level. Kristina led a sustainable resource management project in Australia where she encouraged locals to adapt resources-saving, sustainable behaviors. She uses these experiences today in her current contributions to the TUMI Team and its capacity building efforts.