Ralf Michael K.

Transport Policy Advisor/ Transport Economist; Independent Consultant with national and local governments, international finance institutions, multi-/bilateral donor agencies and private sector

Master's DegreeRheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universit├Ąt Bonn



Coming from a multi-sectorial academic background in economic geography, transport policy and rural development with a post-graduate training in international development cooperation, Ralf Michael Kaltheier can draw on a thirty-year track-record as Senior Transport Policy Advisor and Economist in conducting complex multidisciplinary transport sector policy and infrastructure programs. He held coordination and management functions for multi- and bilateral development banks and agencies, led strategic advisory services to governments and public infrastructure/service providers and was responsible for business development, project acquisition and contract management of regional representation offices for International consulting firms. During numerous long- and short term assignments in over thirty countries Mr. Kaltheier gained on-the-ground experience in a broad range of transport topics comprising integrated urban transport and mobility concepts; rural transport and agro-logistics schemes; regional trade, logistics and transport facilitation and multimodal freight transport corridor development. Undergoing a comprehensive corporate management trainee program with the German Railways at the start of his professional career, he acquired particular expertise in rail bound transport systems. In addition to those technical competencies, he is well acquainted with cross-sectorial themes on social and environmental safeguards, fiduciary and procurement issues embedded in the good governance and anticorruption agenda, private-public partnership schemes as well as climate change mitigation and adaptation measures under an inclusive green growth concept. Clients, partners and colleagues highlight his personal traits: out-of-the box thinking, outstanding client orientation, perseverance in driving for results and excellent team leadership.


  • public transportation
  • development
  • regional
  • procurement process
  • urban planning
  • world bank group
  • brazil
  • argentina
  • egypt
  • haiti
  • uruguay
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries

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