Richard Damm is President of the Federal Motor Transport Authority (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt, KBA) in Germany. He is also chairman of the UNECE Working Party on Automated/Autonomous and Connected Vehicles in Geneva. Before being appointed President of the Federal Motor Transport Authority, Mr. Damm served at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Berlin. He was responsible for the introduction of market surveillance of motor vehicles in Germany. He also led the introduction of the legal framework for the use of electric scooters in Germany. Richard Damm is an internationally recognised expert in the field of the worldwide harmonisation of regulations for the approval and monitoring of motor vehicles. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the European New Car Assessment Programme, a consumer information programme on the safety level (Euro NCAP) and environmental behaviour (Green NCAP) of new vehicles. His area of expertise includes automation, connectivity and digitisation issues at European and UNECE level. Before joining the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Mr. Damm spent five years working on national and European research projects on passive safety and biomechanics of vehicles at the Federal Highway Research Institute. Richard Damm graduated from the Technical University of Munich as mechanical engineer in automotive engineering and product development.