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Vehicles, components, infrastructure, small and medium-sized enterprises, servicesTerms of the contractTransport policy, associationsMarket development
Dr. Ben Möbius has been the Managing Director of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB) since 4 May 2015. He was born in Uetersen/Holstein in 1972 and studied political science and history in Hamburg, Bamberg and Cambridge. After having worked as journalist for the "Hamburger Abendblatt" and "F.A.Z." Möbius started his career in the Federation of German Industries (BDI) as the personal assistant to and speechwriter for the former BDI President Dr. Michael Rogowski in 2001.
In 2006 Möbius became the Officer for European Affairs, in 2007 the Head of Office of the BDI President and the BDI Executive Board as well as the Head of Department for European Affairs. From 2008 to 2015 the political scientist was Head of Department and responsible for mobility, infrastructure, telecommunications and digital economy. Möbius was the Managing Director of the Traffic Committee of the BDI and the Committee for Digital Economy, Telecommunications and Media of the BDI.
He is a member of a number of advisory bodies and committees, including the Wissenschaftliche Institut für Infrastruktur und Kommunikationsdienste (Scientific Institute for Infrastructure and Communication Services), the trade fairs "InnoTrans" and "transport logistic" as well as the Board of Editors of the technical magazines "Internationales Verkehrswesen" (International Transportation) and Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau (ETR).
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Research politics and promotion<br/> Control engineering, train control<br/> Environment, quality, safety<br/> Technical committees (standardization, cooperation with DB
Dipl.-Ing. Axel Schuppe was born in Berlin in 1963. After his studies of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the TU Chemnitz he began his career in the railway industry in 1990 at the then AEG-Westinghouse as a design engineer, and he was responsible for vehicle projects at home and abroad.
At Adtranz he worked successfully from 1996 in positions in the Engineering and Technical Controlling and made a significant contribution to the introduction of the first low floor tram in Japan. From 1999 he was a technical manager in Mannheim and Berlin.
Since 2001 he had been the manager of the Engineering Department in the Division of Propulsion & Controls at Bombardier Transportation in Hennigsdorf. There he was responsible for the successful integration of the Adtranz organisational units into the Bombardier Group and for the strategic reorientation of the department to become a system partner.
Since 1 April 2005 Axel Schuppe has been the General Manager of the German Association of the Railway Industry (VDB) e.V.