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Railways News 11-2017

Roland Bosch appointed new CEO of DB Cargo

Experienced rail expert takes over the helm at the rail freight company

Dr Roland Bosch, currently the Board Member for Production at DB Netz, will take over the role of CEO at DB Cargo with effect from 1 December 2017, as decided by the DB Cargo Supervisory Board in November 2017.

Dr. Roland Bosch

“Roland Bosch is an outstanding colleague and an experienced rail manager, and I am very pleased to have him as the new CEO of DB Cargo,” said Berthold Huber, Board Member for Transport and Logistics at Deutsche Bahn. “With his international background and deep knowledge of the interfaces and interdependencies between infrastructure and rail operations, he is the ideal choice. His knowledge offers an outstanding basis for making lasting improvements to quality and reliability at DB Cargo.”

Bosch was appointed CFO of DB Netz in October 2010 and became the Board Member for Production at the same company in 2013. In that role he was responsible for ensuring that 40,000 trains can travel safely and reliably on the German rail network each day. Over recent years, Bosch also focused in particular on managing the implementation of the biggest modernisation programme in DB’s history.

Bosch studied Physics in Oxford and Business Administration in Tübingen, where he gained a PhD in 2000. He started his career with the Boston Consulting Group. In 2002 he joined DaimlerChrysler in Stuttgart as Head of Strategy, before moving to Beijing in 2005 as the company’s CFO for north-east Asia.

As the CEO of DB Cargo AG, Roland Bosch is responsible for around 30,000 members of staff in 16 European countries. “He will be mainly focusing on establishing a healthy economic foundation for the company,” explains Berthold Huber, Deutsche Bahn’s Board Member for Transport and Logistics. Europe’s top-performing rail freight company has undergone comprehensive restructuring over the last few months. Bosch succeeds Dr Jürgen Wilder, who has left the company amicably and by mutual agreement.