Chief Innovation Officer, ERTICO
A Greek national, Johanna Tzanidaki holds a PhD in EU Law from the Universities of Southampton and Cambridge, UK, and an LLM from Leiden Law School, The Netherlands. She also holds an MA and an MPhil from the UK Universities of Bristol and Cambridge and has professional qualifications in Project Management (PRINCE2), in CSR (Harvard Business School) and in Social Accountability (SAI). With long experience in EU Affairs and Policy, she has previously worked for the TomTom Group as Director of the TomTom Traffic Foundation and later as Director of Public Affairs.
She has launched and co-Chaired the ERTICO Innovation Platform TM 2.0 on Interactive Traffic Management since 2014. Johanna has been extensively involved in the TISA ITS Directive WG and the EU EIP-TISA work on the ITS related EU Commission Delegated Regulations. She has participated in the workings of the C-ITS Platform, the Single Platform for CCAM and currently represents ERTICO in the CCAM Association (and PPP) run under the auspices of the European Commission and serves as the co-leader of Cluster 4 (Vehicle integration into the transport system).
She joined the ERTICO team in July 2017 and served as Director of Innovation and Deployment until March 2022, when she was promoted to Chief Innovation Officer (CINO). She has been appointed a member of the US Transport Research Board (TRB) in April 2022.
Johanna speaks English, Greek and Italian and has a passive knowledge of Spanish, French and Dutch.