Dr Richard Lutz has been CEO since 22 March 2017.
Dr Richard Lutz was born in Landstuhl on 6 May 1964. After leaving school, he studied Business Management at Saarbrücken University.
From 1989 to 1994, Dr Lutz worked as a research assistant to the chair for Business Management Studies at Kaiserslautern University, where he obtained his doctorate in 1998.
In 1994, he moved to Deutsche Bahn AG, where he held various positions before taking over Corporate Controlling in 2003. From 1 April 2010 to 22 March 2017 he was Member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bahn AG responsible for Finance and Controlling.
By 22 March 2017, the department for Finance and Controlling has been merged with the department of the CEO.