Liliana Pereira

Director and E&I Lead
Liliana Pereira

Liliana is a civil engineer and experienced consultant with 20 years’ working on infrastructure, cities and transport. Before joining Steer in 2008, she worked for the Transport Research Programme at the National University in Colombia and was key member of the transport planning team at Transmilenio S.A (Bogota’s BRT).

Liliana has participated in more than 50 projects and has served as Project Director and technical lead in more than 30 across Latin America coordinating multidisciplinary teams worldwide. She is trusted and strategic advisor as well as technical expert for clients in the private and public sector focusing mainly on rail, toll roads and public transport; as well as national, subnational and city public policy.

Since 2020 Liliana is the Equity and Inclusion leader for Steer and has dedicated part of the last years to mainstream gender, inclusion and wider equity issues in transport and urban planning projects. Liliana coordinates our E&I work across the company. Her technical and corporate work led her to win the International Inspirational Award from the 2020 Amazon everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. Among other contributions Liliana was key speaker on the transport and gender preparatory session to the Fifth High Level Ministerial Meeting on transport, health and environment by UNECE.

Liliana was Mexico Office Leader from 2011 to 2019. In 2018, was appointed as Head of Operations for Latin America and working with the Regional Director she led the delivery of Company, regional, country and office operational and strategic plans for Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Chile comprising 100 staff members.

Articles and insights by this expert

04 Apr 2024

Steer Director Liliana Pereira appointed to Passenger Rail Advisory Committee

Steer Director Liliana Pereira has been appointed to the Passenger Rail Advisory Committee (PRAC) of the Surface Transportation Board (STB).

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24 Nov 2023

Embedding equity into every part of the project’s lifecycle

The last decade has seen a paradigm shift in our industry towards incorporating equity into decision-making as planners, politicians and communities have recognized the potential transport, infrastructure, and city projects possess to change society for the better.

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23 Dec 2019

Prosperity fund programmes in Mexico, India and Colombia

Steer is delighted to have secured roles over the last six months within delivery partner teams for three major multi-year Prosperity Fund programmes. These are located in Mexico (Future Cities Programme), India (Sustainable Cities for Shared Prosperity) and Colombia (Global Infrastructure Programme).  Successful and efficient delivery of these important Overseas Development Assistance funded programmes is supported by our global reach. 

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09 Dec 2019

Planning for women in our cities

At the end of the 90s, the city of Vienna decided to run a survey to gauge how residents used public transport. It was all pretty routine until they began to notice something surprising: men were completing the questionnaires in just a few minutes while the women seemed to take forever.  

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07 Jan 2016

Exciting opportunities in Latin America

Steer Davies Gleave has been an active player in transportation infrastructure developments in Latin America for over 30 years. Here we provide a quick snapshot of developments in some of our key Latin American markets.

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We are Steer

Yes, you are in the right place. After 40 years, we have changed our name from Steer Davies Gleave to mark our growing international footprint and our expanding portfolio into markets beyond transportation.

Explore our new website to learn more about Steer: who we are, how we work and what our future holds.