Independent Consultant, Railweb GmbH, Switzerland
MS in Transportation
5 years in auto manufacturing; 3 in railway planning; 7 in international freight forwarding; 5 in IT; since 2002 in railways.
Why did you choose to work for the rail industry?
What inspired you at the time and what influenced your choice?
The values I shared with the railway people I worked with. The chance to contribute to a sustainable transport mode.
How does it feel to be in the rail industry? Are your expectations fulfilled?
Given the interconnection of all aspects of the railway system, I can apply knowledge from a variety of previous railway projects and observations. I am still in a community with common values.
What are the challenges?
Inspiring interest in and communicating about emerging best practice within and outside of one’s own country and field.
What is a talent? Why the rail industry should engage with talents?
A talented person’s view is naturally cross-functional, cross-border and future-oriented. A talent sees the links among the railway system’s different functions – and between the railway and its customers – and can help manage these links. This will let the railway benefit from people who can understand and communicate how ongoing changes in the parts will shape the big picture.