I am an electrical engineer by profession and have the role of global application technology manager for railway and urban transport electrification systems. I have spent the last 13 years in the transportation sector focusing on power supply solutions for railways and on the development of the TOSA e-bus system. In railways, I have been involved at the systems level as well at the product level, particularly medium-voltage (MV) switchgear. In the case of TOSA, I led the R&D team that developed the wayside infrastructure and the energy transfer system. My passion is to develop and apply technologies furthering more sustainable transport solutions.