Sophie Morgard

Date: 16.05.2013 | Leslie Woo | Paris, SHOWCASE

Sophie MorgardParis, France

SOPHIE MORGARD Directrice Generale, Syndicat des Transports d’ile-de-France (STIF)

I have only known Sophie for a short time. We met in Montreal at a meeting of the UITP Metropolitan Organizing Authorities session in 2012. On my trip to Paris for the IVM council meeting I arranged to spend a little time with her, for purposes of this site. She leads one of the most progressive, politically complex transportation agencies in Europe.

 

Sophie Mougard and Leslie Paris Nov 8 2012

Sophie & Leslie at STIFF offices, Nov 2012

 

What has been your most important lesson as a city builder?

“Strong expertise is linked to credibility – give the right info and no matter what I think, it has to be objective.
I am respectful of politicians. I always tell the truth – make sure you are not wrong – at the end they make the decisions but it’s important that they known what I think.”

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