Felipe A Ramirez Buitrago
Urban Mobility Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
Felipe is the Urban Mobility Director for the Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, with more than 13 years of experience in structuring, developing and implementing projects in different fields such as infrastructure, public policies, urban planning, transport policies and logistics. Felipe is an urban and transport expert with experience in urban mobility projects, planning infrastructure and managing operations in all transport modes.
Felipe is passionate about working on sustainable, equitable and inclusive cities, obtaining disruptive results such as bringing Bogotá to be the city with the largest 100% electric bus fleet in the world outside China in 2022. He also worked on implementing the city's shared bikes program, the more inclusive in Latam, leading the biggest program for road safety in Bogotá schools. He led the biggest revolution in terms of infrastructure in the city in the last 20 years and led a program for women within the care system to work on the public transport system among others. During the pandemic of Covid-19, he successfully lead the public transport system at the same time the biggest riots in the history of the city occurred, becoming a crisis management expert.
Leadership and communication skills leading multidisciplinary groups and executing projects that influence people’s lives and that require the coordination not only of diverse stakeholders but also different governmental agencies. Experience managing large companies.
MSc. Reginal and Urban Planning Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), MSc. Master's Degree in Engineering: Construction Engineering and Management at Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), BSc. Civil Engineering and BSc. Industrial Engineering at Universidad de los Andes (Colombia).
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