The Presiding Board of the VDB

The presiding board shall manage the Association and acts according to the decisions of the General Assembly. Members of the presiding board shall serve on an honorary basis and personally. Currently, the presiding board of the VDB consists of nine members.

Volker Schenk


Mr. Volker Schenk is the CTO of Vossloh AG.

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Volker Schenk was born in Kösching, southern Germany, in 1964, and has been President of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB) since January 2016. In 2014 he became CTO at the international rail infrastructure supplier Vossloh in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Before that, starting in 2011, he worked as Executive Director of Thales Transportation Systems in Stuttgart focusing on control and safety technology for local and long-distance rail transport. From 2008 to 2010 Schenk was General Manager of Vossloh Kiepe, specialising in electrical equipment for rail vehicles in local public transport. From 1992 to 2006 he worked at Siemens as an engineer and senior manager both in Germany and abroad. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Andreas Becker

Vize President Small and Medium sized Enterprises

Mr. Andreas Becker is the Managing Director of EPHY MESS Gesellschaft für Elektro-Physikalische Messgeräte mbH.

Dr. Michael Bernhardt

Vice President Infrastructure

Mr. Dr. Michael Bernhardt is the Managing Director of Rail Power Systems GmbH.

Michael Fohrer

Vice President Rolling Stock

Mr. Michael Fohrer is Chairman of the Management Board and President for the regions Central and Eastern Europe and Israel at Bombardier Transportation GmbH.

Dr. Christoph Hoppe

Member of the prisiding board

Mr. Dr. Christoph Hoppe is CEO at Thales Deutschland GmbH.

Thomas Milewski

Member of the presiding board

Thomas Milewski is Managing Director of Schaltbau Refurbishment GmbH.

Dr. Peter Radina

Member of the presiding board

Mr. Dr. Peter Radina is Chairman of the Management Board at Knorr-Bremse für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH.


Wolfram Schwab

Member of the presiding board

Mr. Wolfram Schwab is Vice President Regional Platforms at Alstom Transport GmbH.

Sabrina Soussan

Member of the presiding board

Mrs. Sabrina Soussan is the CEO Highspeed, Commuter Rail and Locomotives at Siemens AG.

Cornelius Weitzmann

Member of the presiding board

Mr. Weitzmann is the CEO Mobility of Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG.

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