Gavin Adlington

Land Program Team Leader, World Bank, USA

Gavin Adlington graduated from North East London Polytechnic in 1975 and after a brief spell teaching surveying and cartography at Borehamwood College he departed for Malawi in 1978 to start work on systematic registration of property rights under funding from the British Overseas Development Agency. He stayed in Malawi until 1992 working for the Survey…


Gabriel Arancibia

Senior Manager, Thomson Reuters, Canada

Gabriel Arancibia is a Quebec Land Surveyor, a Professional Surveyor of Canada and a Survey Engineer. He holds a B.Sc. in Survey Engineering from Universidad de Santiago (Chile), a B.Sc. in Geomatics and a M.Sc. in Geodesy, both from Université Laval. Gabriel Arancibia is a senior project manager with more than 28 years’ experience in…


Pierre Arcand

Minister, Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles du Québec and Surveyor general of the province of Québec, Canada

Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Surveyor General of Quebec Minister responsible for the Northern Plan Minister responsible for Lanaudière, Minister responsible for the Laurentides region Member of the parliment for Mount Royal since 2007 Education Corus University (2004-2006) HEC (1973-1974) Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe (1970-1973) Séminaire de Saint-Hyacinthe (1967-1970) Professional Experience President, Corus Québec Radio…


Clarissa Augustinus

Head of Land and Global Land Tool Network, UN Habitat, Kenya

Clarissa Augustinus obtained a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Rhodes University (South Africa) on the conversion of land from tribal to informal settlement and a change model of Zulu tenure in 1995. From 1994 to 2000, she was senior lecturer in the Department of Land Surveying in the School of Engineering, Surveying and Construction at…



Vice-president of the Executive Committee, in charge of Administrative Reform, Smart City and Information Technology, City of Montreal, Canada

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Pierre Desjardins

Director Global Projects, Buildings Sector, Trimble, Canada

A 30‐years veteran in the area of Geomatics technologies in a variety of international management roles, Mr. Desjardins has recently focused on Virtual Construction & Design (VDC) and 5D Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies applied to the DBO lifecycle of major global vertical infrastructure projects.


Claire Galpin

Land Surveyor, land policy and land registration systems specialist, President of Surveyors without Borders and Vice-chair – Administration and Communications for FIG Commission 7, France

French licensed land surveyors and member of the Ordre des géomètres experts, Claire Galpin has been a specialist in land policy and land tenure systems for nearly twenty years. In many African and Latin American countries, she has worked on issues of modernization of land services and on decentralized land administration services land management and…


Mario Gosselin

Associate Deputy Minister, Territory, ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles, Québec, Canada

Mr. Gosselin has a Master’s degree in Economic Science from Laval University. He began his career in the Québec Government civil service in 1986, with the Ministère des Finances, before moving to what is now the Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles. He has held a variety of positions over the years, as an…


Éric Houde

Director of operations, Direction générale de la sécurité civile et de la sécurité incendie, ministère de la Sécurité publique, Québec, Canada

Mr. Houde works for the Department of Public Safety since 1978 when he first worked for the Directorate General of Corrections. He served as a Director in several detention centers in Quebec between 1990 and 1998, namely five years to the detention center in Sherbrooke. Mr. Houde has developed and managed among other emergency measures…


Jürg Kaufmann

Consultant, Switzerland

Jürg Kaufmann, born 1942 and graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He founded in 1988 his own company KAUFMANN CONSULTING, working in the field of cadastre and geomatics on national and international level. Among many involvements for the Swiss Development Agencies, the UN, the World Bank, and for the federal and…


Alain Lapierre

Vice-President of software development, Bentley Systems Inc., Canada

Alain is particularly interested in innovations for the world of Design/Build/Operate of sustainable Infrastructures. He currently leads the Strategic Technology Projects team, investigating ideas for improving the ROI of infrastructure assets. To review many innovation projects, completed with Alain’s support and leadership see: www.bentley.com/Innovation. Alain has also strong interest in reusability and consistency of software,…


Vanessa Lawrence

Secretary General of Ordnance Survey International, Co-Chair of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management Initiative (UN-GGIM) and Patron of MapAction, United Kingdom

Vanessa Lawrence is the Secretary General of Ordnance Survey International, which is the international part of Great Britain’s national mapping authority. Vanessa was, from 2000 to 2014, the Director General and Chief Executive of Ordnance Survey and the adviser to the British Government on mapping, surveying and geographic information. She was the longest-serving Director General…


Christiaan Lemmen

Consultant for Kadaster International, Assistant Professor at ITC – University of Twente, Director of the International Office of Cadastre and Land Records (OICRF) and Chair of FIG Commission 7 Pro-Poor Working Group, The Netherlands

Christiaan Lemmen is international consultant at Kadaster International, The Netherlands. He is director of OICRF, the International Office of Cadastre and Land Records (Office International du Cadastre et du Régime Foncier), one of the permanent institutions of the International Federation of Surveyors. He is guest researcher at Twente University (Faculty ITC), The Netherlands, and the…


François MAZUYER

President of the Ordre des géomètres experts de France and President of the Fédération des géomètres francophones, France

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Robert Mbwinga

Minister of Land Affairs, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mr Robert Mbwinga Bila is currently holding a MBA (1990) and a PhD in Applied Economy, issued in 1995 by the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) in Belgium. He is currently the Minister of Land Affairs in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and University Teacher in the Faculty of Economy at the University of Kinshasa…


David Mitchell

Professor of cadastral surveying and land development, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

David Mitchell has a background as a licensed cadastral surveyor and in 2005 completed a PhD in land administration. David is co-chair of Commission 7 Working Group 2“Land administration, natural disasters, and climate change” (with Jaap Zevenbergen), and a member of the FIG Taskforce on Climate Change. At RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) University…


Edmond Mulet

Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations, and former Head of UN Mission for stabilization in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Guatemala

Mr. Edmond Mulet (Guatemala) was re-appointed by the Secretary-General as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations in 1 June 2011. He had most recently served as Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), where he was deployed in the immediate aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake,…



Legal Expert on governance and development issues, Association for Peace and Human Rights (PADH), Burundi

Lawyer and expert on governance and development, René Claude NIYONKURU has contributed for more than 10 years developing local expertise on land issues in Burundi, both through research and advocacy and in implementing of decentralized land management programs in Burundi and other countries. René Claude NIYONKURU is a key member and a contact person of…


Daniel Paez

Professor, Universidat de los Andes, Colombia

Daniel Paez is qualified Civil Engineer with a PhD in Engineering from the University of Melbourne. He has worked for top management consulting firms, the public sector and academia. He currently has a position in Los Andes University in Colombia as lecturer and Director of the Geomatics group. Dr Paez´s main interests are in the…


Chryssy Potsiou

President elect, International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) and professeur, Technical University of Athens, Greece

Dr Chryssy Potsiou graduated from the School for Rural & Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, in 1982. In 2005 she became a NTUA Lecturer teaching Cadastre and Land Management and Valuation courses. She attended the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) professional education courses on Real Estate Markets in 2006. In 2013…


Carlo Ratti

Professor and Chair of the SENSEable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

An architect and engineer by training, Carlo Ratti practices in Italy and teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he directs the SENSEable City Lab. Ratti has co-authored over 250 publications and holds several patents. His work has been exhibited in several venues worldwide, including the Venice Biennale, MoMA in New York City…


Daniel Roberge

Chair of FIG Commission 7, Senior Land Administration Specialist, World Bank, Romania and co-president of GeoConference 2014, Canada

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Stéphane Roche

Professor and vice-dean for research and education, Faculté de Foresterie, de géographie et de géomatique, Université Laval, Canada

Engineer and Geographer, Stéphane Roche is a professor of Geographical information sciences at Université Laval in Québec City, Canada and vice-dean for research and education of the Faculté de Foresterie, de géographie et de géomatique. He teaches graduate seminars on Geographical Information Society as well as geospatial data quality. He is especially interested in exploring…


Daniel Steudler

Scientist, Swiss Federal Office of Topography, SwissTopo, Switzerland

Dr. Daniel Steudler has a degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, the University of New Brunswick, Canada and from the University of Melbourne, Australia. In 1985, he earned the Swiss license for licensed land surveyors and is a scientific associate with the Swiss Federal Office of Topography swisstopo since…


Peter Sullivan

Surveyor General of Canada Lands, Natural Resources Canada, Canada

Peter Sullivan, has been Surveyor General of Canada Lands and Director General of Natural Resources Canada’s Surveyor General Branch since August 2005. Mr. Sullivan has over 30 years of experience both in government and the private sector related to boundary surveys and land survey systems. He has led many initiatives during his career including the…


Francois Valois

Director of product management, geospatial, civil & mines, Bentley Systems Inc., Canada

Specific Responsibilities: Francois Valois joined Bentley in 2004. He is now Director of Product Management responsible for the Civil, Geospatial, Utilities, Communications, Mining and Geotechnical product lines.  Past Experience: Before joining Bentley Systems, Francois Valois was working at ESRI in Redlands, CA as part of the Geometry, Topology and Editing team as a Product Engineer…


Jaap Zevenbergen

professor and director of the chair of land administration and management at the University of Twente, ITC, The Netherlands

Jaap Zevenbergen holds  Master degrees in both geodetic engineering and law, and is professor of Land Administration and Management at the University of Twente, Faculty ITC. He teaches and supervises MSc and PhD students in land administration from all over the world, but especially from Africa and South-East Asia. He is director of the UNU…