Over the past two decades, Mark has pushed the limits of endurance, spoken at thousands of events, and worked in over 100 countries. Amongst other Guinness World Records, he remains the fastest person to have cycled around the planet. Mark's passion for entrepreneurship takes him into a range of businesses, backing innovation and advising on growth.



Independent Mediator of the Year in the UK
An international mediator, facilitator and coach, Mia has had careers in law and science. In addition to her corporate clients and former career as a solicitor in a top City of London law firm; Mia has worked with governments, religious organisations and Members of Parliament. She has advised the US Department of Energy on using facilitated negotiation to develop controversial legislation.



Graduated in Chemistry at the University Jaume I (Castellon). After completing the university stage, I initiated my professional career in the construction sector almost 7 years ago, specifically in the Asphalt Laboratory of BECSA as an intern. After that period, I became the Standardization, Quality Control and R&D&i Assistant, where my labour mainly consists in ensuring the Quality of the final product and partly lies in researching and developing the projects outlined.


Dr Thierry Goger is a senior executive in Transport Research and European Affairs. As FEHRL Secretary-General, the association of the European National Road Research Centres, Thierry is a strategist and an engaged facilitator of cooperative research and innovation, in the field of road and transport infrastructure. Thierry has also a solid experience in policy-briefing and research grant management, as well as in fostering the exploitation and implementation of research results.
Prior to joining FEHRL, Thierry was the Science Officer for the Transport and Urban Development Domain at the COST Office – European Cooperation in Science and Technology. His expertise and advocacy are regularly solicited by the industry, policy-makers and transport authorities.
On the research front, Thierry has about 20 years of experience and is a Coordinator or Partner of several European projects.


2011 - 2015
Bachelor of Science: Civil Engineering (Technical University of Darmstadt)
2015 - 2018
Master of Science: Mobility and Infrastructure (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
2018 - 2019
Technical Trainee/Site Manager (STRABAG Großprojekte GmbH)
Since 2020
Research Associate (Transportation Infrastructure Engineering – Technical University of Darmstadt)


Bernhard Hofko is a Professor for Road Engineering at TU Wien and Head of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Chemo-Mechanical Analysis of Bituminous Materials. His work focuses on improving our understanding of bituminous materials by finding links from the nano- to the macro-scale including mechanical, chemical and structural information. Prof. Hofko’s work is driven by the idea that roads and road materials must be optimized not only technically and economically, but also regarding ecological and social impacts to be fit for the 21st century and beyond. He is member of several national and international standardization and scientific boards.


Ian joined Eurobitume as General Manager for the UK in March 2022 after a long career with Nynas Bitumen in a variety of technical roles. Ian holds a PhD in polymer chemistry and has always had a particular interest in polymer-modified bitumens. Ian is the chair of the Energy Institute’s expert panel on bitumen test methods, chair of BSI B510/19 (Bitumen Specifications), a member of CEN TC 336/WG1 (Bituminous Binders for Paving) and the chair of CEN TC 336/WG1/TG14 “Future Specifications”

Recently appointed as Eurobitume’s Technical Lead, Ian is responsible for the development of training packages, is an active member of the task forces on safe handling & safe delivery of bitumen and bitumen test methods.

Ian is also a Director of the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA).


Geir has been a member of several EAPA committees for the past 10 years as the Norwegian representative for Asphalt Contractors Association (EBA).

Works daily in Veidekke Industri, Norway's largest contractor, as Manager for Infrastructure projects, Asphalt division, responsible for highway, airport and Core dam projects.

The asphalt industry's environmental responsibility has been high on his agenda since 2015, and he has been involved in the preparation of PCR for bituminous mixtures first through EAPA, and development of the EPD tool for preparing project specific EPD which are currently used in Norway. Today a member of CEN227/WG6.     



I work in Operations and Maintenance – Technology Section in the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, NPRA.

My main tasks are development of asphalt contracts, improvement of quality and to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gas from our asphalt business.

I have formerly been working for an asphalt contractor, but the last 12 years I’ve been working in the NPRA.

I was chairman of the Norwegian Asphalt Association in the period 2017 till 2020. I am now a member of the board of KFA (Kontrollordningen for asfaltgjenvinning), The information Center for Recykling of Asphalt.


Further to a post-graduate degree in translation and an intensive training in Sales and Marketing, Christophe Nicodème started his career working as Senior Sales Manager for companies specialized in the road infrastructure sector, for road markings, road repair, maintenance, and safety systems and solutions.

He counts with a long international experience in assessing and implementing Traffic Calming Schemes in urban areas and on major road networks in different countries in Europe, Latin America, and Russia.

In 2008, he has been appointed Director General of the European Union Road Federation (ERF), a non-profit organisation representing the European Road Infrastructure sector and acting as a platform of dialogue and research for road mobility issues, with particular focus on road safety, road asset management and sustainable and smart mobility.


EAPA and Asefma President

I love my work. I am a Doctor in Chemical Engineering and since 1984 I have been working in the asphalt paving sector. During my first 22 years as Technical Director of a Spanish company with great international activity and since 2006 I have been working as the head of Asefma. I have had the privilege of coordinating large European research projects (OPTEL, SCORE, Proyecto Fenix, etc.) and the last 10 years I have considered myself a "knowmad" convinced that digitization is not only an option but is already an axis fundamental for the development of our industry and for attracting young talent to our activity. Follow me on @jjpotti


  • 30.09.2016: degree ‘Master of Science’ (civil engineering), university of Siegen (Germany)
  • October 2016 – May 2017: scientific assistant, institute of road construction, university of Siegen (Germany)
  • Since June 2017: advisor asphalt construction and technology, German Asphalt Pavement Association
  • Since September 2021: director, German Asphalt Institute
  • Member of different national and international committees