Elias Kassa

  1. Name: 
    Elias Kassa

  2. Job Title/Company: 
    Professor/ NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology

  3. Qualifications: 
    PhD in Solid Mechanics

  4. Career: 
    Professor of Railway Engineering, Business Development Manager, Research Fellow, Railway Engineer

  5. Why did you choose to work for the rail industry?: 
    My PhD study was in Railway Mechanics and I stayed in the industry

  6. What inspired you at the time and what influenced your choice?: 
    The research project was interesting and I saw wide opportunities within the railway sector

  7. How does it feel to be in the rail industry? Are your expectations fulfilled?: 
    The rail industry is a familiar environment and my expectations in the industry is fulfilled

  8. What are the challenges?: 
    Strong competition from other industry

  9. What is a talent? Why the rail industry should engage with talents?: 
    Talent is acquired but also could be developed through training. The rail industry needs to engage talented professionals to keep with the recent advancements.