Discussion: Executive Outlook - How can the rail industry keep pace until 2025

Michael Fohrer, Chairman of the Board and President BU Locomotive & Tram, Bombardier Transportation GmbH

In december 2016, Michael Fohrer was appointed chairman of the board at Bombardier Transportation GmbH. In addition to that, he serves as President for the BU Locomotive & Tram since april 2016. In 2008 he joined Bombardier Transportation as Vice President Services for Germany and North-Europe. Before that, he worked at OTIS Elevator Company, a subsidiary company of United Technologes Corporation (UTC).


Uwe Güenther, Chief Procurement Officer, Deutsche Bahn AG

Uwe Günther studied Electrical Engineering and Business Administration. Before joining Deutsche Bahn (DB) in 2007, he was active in various procurement leadership positions in the aviation as well as in other industries. From 2011 to 2014 he lead the infrastructure procurement department of DB. Since Juli 2014 he is Chief Procurement Officer of the Deutsche Bahn AG.


Rolf Härdi, CTO, Deutsche Bahn AG

Rolf Härdi is CTO of Deutsche Bahn AG. He started his career at ABB as development engineer. After several positions in Adtranz, he was responsible for worldwide engineering at BT Propulsion and Constrols. 2008 he was appointed CEO at Sarsa-Group. In 2012 he switched to Knorr-Bremse as CEO. Since 2017 he serves as CTO at Deutsche Bahn AG


Oliver Kraft, CEO, voestalpine BWG GmbH

Oliver Kraft, graduate in Business Information Systems, went through several positions at KPMG and DB Netz AG prior to his position as Managing Director / CEO of DB Netz AG from 2010 to 2013. Afterwards, he became Managing Director of House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) GmbH and since April 2015, he resumed his current position as CEO of voestalpine BWG GmbH in Butzbach.


Michael Peter, CEO Business Unit Mobility Management, Siemens AG

Michael Peter works at Siemens and is CEO of the business unit Mobility Management - the company's rail automation and road & traffic solutions business. After having studied Electrical Engineering, Mr. Peter has dedicated his career to rolling stock and infrastructure solutions for road and rail and has held positions with Siemens in Germany, USA, Thailand and Spain.


Burkhard Reuter, Managing Director, ALSTOM Transport Deutschland GmbH

Burkhard Reuter has been the Managing Director of ALSTOM Transport Deutschland GmbH since 2015. He began his professional career in 1987 and gained experience in various leadership positions as a factory manager, operations director and general manager at Ford, Visteon, Terex, Sany and ALSTOM.

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