Member of the Management Board for Infrastructure
Ronald Pofalla was named Member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bahn AG for Infrastructure as of January 1, 2017
Ronald Pofalla was born in Weeze on May 15, 1959. After earning a degree in social pedagogy at Hochschule Düsseldorf, University of Applied Sciences, he studied law at the University of Cologne, passing the first state examination. He completed his legal clerkship at the Kleve Regional Court, passing the second state examination. He began practicing law in 1991.
Pofalla was a member of the German Bundestag from 1990 to 2014. He served as legal advisor to the parliamentary group of the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union Parties (CDU/CSU) from 2002 to 2004 and as Vice Chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group for economic and labor affairs in the German Bundestag from 2004 to 2005.
He was Secretary General of the CDU in Germany from 2005 to 2009 and was appointed Chief of Staff of the German Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Affairs in 2009, a position he held until 2013. He joined Deutsche Bahn in 2015, serving as Chief Representative for Political and International Relations from January through July 2015. He was appointed Member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bahn for Economic, Legal and Regulatory Affairs from August 2015 through December 2016.