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Bombardier Transportation: Rüdiger Grube elected Chairman of Supervisory Board

The members of the Supervisory Board of Bombardier Transportation GmbH and Bombardier Transportation (Bahntechnologie) Holding Germany GmbH yesterday unanimously elected Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Grube to be their new Chairman. He succeeds the previous Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Wolfgang Tölsner, who stepped down from his role for personal reasons in April.  

Among his roles, Prof. Dr. Grube is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG and Chairman of Lazard in Germany. He can point to a proud career in German industry and in the mobility sector. From 2009 to 2017 he was the Chairman of the Board of Deutsche Bahn AG and from 2001 to 2009 he was a member of the board of DaimlerChrysler AG / Daimler AG.

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Grube, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, of Bombardier Transportation GmbH and Bombardier Transportation (Bahntechnologie) Holding Germany GmbH

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Grube, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, of Bombardier Transportation GmbH and Bombardier Transportation (Bahntechnologie) Holding Germany GmbH

Danny Di Perna, President and CEO of Bombardier Transportation: “We are delighted that Rüdiger Grube will be presiding over the supervisory boards. He has outstanding experience in various branches of industry, particularly in the mobility and industrial sectors, and enjoys the highest esteem. His election also underlines the huge significance of Germany to Bombardier Transportation.”

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“We are delighted that Rüdiger Grube will be presiding over the supervisory boards."... "His election also underlines the huge significance of Germany to Bombardier Transportation.”
Danny Di Perna, President and CEO of Bombardier Transportation

Daniel Me Desjardins, Chairman of Bombardier Transportation, “It is a great honour for Bombardier Transportation to have gained such a high-calibre manager for the chair of the supervisory boards of Bombardier Transportation in Germany.”

Bombardier Transportation explicitly paid tribute to the work of Wolfgang Tölsner, who has rendered especially great service to Bombardier Transportation in various managerial positions in the company, most recently as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bombardier Transportation GmbH and Bombardier Transportation (Bahntechnologie) Holding Germany GmbH.

Bombardier Transportation would like to wish Wolfgang Tölsner personally all the best and looks forward to a successful collaboration with Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Grube.

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services. Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 40,650 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

About Bombardier

With over 68,000 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. The company is recognized on the 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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