In an extraordinary meeting held on 25th April, the Supervisory Board of German railways DB AG appointed Dr. Rüdiger Grube as the new DB Chairman and CEO. The former member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG will take office on 1st May 2009. He will become Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche Bahn AG and Chairman of the Management Board of DB Mobility Logistics AG. He is appointed for a term of 5 years. At the same time, on 30 April 2009, Hartmut Mehdorn will be leaving his position of Chairman and CEO of German railways he has held for almost ten years.
Dr. Rüdiger Grube, 57 years old, after graduating with an engineering degree, studied vocational and business teaching, before receiving a doctorate in industrial science. He has been a member of the Board of Management of the Daimler AG automotive group for eight years with responsibility for corporate development and all North East Asia activities, including the growth region of China. He was also responsible for the group’s entire global IT operations, with over 6,000 employees. Currently Dr. Rüdiger Grube was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space group EADS.
UIC takes the opportunity to express warmest thanks to Mr Hartmut Mehdorn for his many years of commitment in UIC international cooperation structures -in particular as the ‘UIC Europe’ Regional Assembly Chairman- and congratulates Dr. Rüdiger Grube, for his appointment as the new Chairman of the Board and CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG.