Washington, DC (March 6th, 2024) – World Resources Institute (WRI) is pleased to announce Cristina Albuquerque, Director of Global Electric Mobility for WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and WRI Brasil, is featured in Vulog’s 2024 edition of the Most Influential Women in Mobility report.

Vulog is a leading global provider of shared mobility technology. Now in its sixth year, their annual report continues to play a pivotal role in spotlighting women leaders who are driving change in the mobility industry.

Despite advancements, gender disparity remains a challenge in the mobility sector. Women encounter obstacles in accessing leadership positions and receiving recognition for their contributions. The Most Influential Women in Mobility report aims to address this imbalance by celebrating the accomplishments of 16 outstanding women who are reshaping urban and rural transportation landscapes.

This year’s report stands out for its geographical diversity, reflecting the global expansion of the mobility industry. The featured women are spearheading innovative solutions tailored to the unique needs of diverse communities. They are visionaries who prioritize sustainability and equity, striving to enhance mobility for all.

"Increasing global temperatures underscore the urgency of green and accessible mobility solutions," says Vulog’s CEO Gregory Ducongé, "the contributions of these inspiring women are more crucial than ever as we work towards a more sustainable future."

Download the report here.

As Global Electric Mobility Director, Albuquerque works to refine and manage WRI’s global strategy on electric mobility, seeking integration and collaboration within and outside the Cities team, including other WRI programs. This work includes the coordination of teams across multiple regions, including Asia, Africa and Latin America.

An expert in urban mobility issues and public transit systems, Albuquerque has been with WRI for 14 years. From 2018 to 2023, she served as Senior Urban Mobility Manager for WRI Brasil, where she worked to transform Brazil’s urban public transport system into a cleaner and more efficient model. As part of that work, she led support for nine Brazilian cities to develop and implement electric bus projects in their fleets. She supported similar projects in Colombia, Chile and Uruguay. She also spearheaded the growth of QualiÔnibus, a FedEx-funded program that guides Brazilian cities to use tools and forums to exchange experiences and share knowledge about how to improve public transit systems.

Thanks to Cristina’s dedication to designing and implementing low-carbon and high-efficiency transportation solutions and policies, people are breathing a little easier in cities across the globe.

About Vulog

Since 2006, Vulog’s advanced AI-powered SaaS platform has empowered successful shared mobility businesses with flexible fleet management tools, consumer-facing mobile applications and connected vehicle technology. Committed to greener mobility, Vulog partners with major automotive players such as Toyota, BCAA, Hyundai-Kia and VW Group. More information at www.vulog.com.

About World Resources Institute

World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization that spans more than 60 countries, with international offices in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States, regional offices in Ethiopia (for Africa) and the Netherlands (for Europe), and program offices in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Our more than 1,000 experts and staff turn big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. More information at www.wri.org.

About WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities is World Resources Institute’s program dedicated to shaping a future where cities work better for everyone. It enables more connected, compact and coordinated cities. The Center expands the transport and urban development expertise of the EMBARQ network to catalyze innovative solutions in other sectors, including air quality, water, buildings, land use and energy. It combines the research excellence of WRI with two decades of on-the-ground impact through a network of more than 370 experts working from Brazil, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Turkey and the United States to make cities around the world better places to live. More information at www.wrirosscities.org.