Meet Our Team

After organising five successful editions of Autonomy & the Urban Mobility Summit, the Autonomy team decided it was ready to expand its business to provide a way for companies to fully leverage our influential physical and digital communities all-year-round. The Urban Mobility Company was consequently created, offering its knowledge, network and influence to help clients transform change into opportunity. 

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Ross Douglas

Founder & CEO

Ross Douglas is a South African event creator who moved to Paris in 2015 to found Autonomy, the world’s first urban mobility trade show. Since then he he has become a thought-leader in the field of urban mobility and a sought-after advisor. Ross commutes each day to and from UMCO’s central Paris office by bike. 

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Stephanie Hagen

Director

Stephanie Hagen moved to Paris from the United States in 2012. After working at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and completing her master’s degree in International Public Management at Sciences Po Paris, she joined Autonomy as the Head of Conferences and Content in 2017. Named Director of the Urban Mobility Company in 2019, Stephanie commutes to the UMCo offices via metro (barring strikes of course). 

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Rebecca Sands

Content & Partnerships Manager

Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University and a Master of Arts in Environmental Policy from Sciences Po. Having previously worked with the OECD and the UNFCCC, her interest in urban policy and reducing emissions in transport has led her to work on content and partnerships with the Urban Mobility Company. Rebecca enjoys travelling to and from the UMCo office on a shared bike.

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