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Dr Richard Lutz has been CEO since 22 March 2017.

Richard Lutz was born into a railway family on May 6, 1964. After studying business administration, he worked as a research assistant to the chair for business administration at Kaiserslautern University, where he earned his doctorate in 1998.

Lutz joined Deutsche Bahn AG in 1994. In the years that followed, he held a variety of management and strategic project management positions at the Finance/Controlling Division.

Lutz became Head of Corporate Controlling in 2003, and Board Member for Finance and Controlling on April 1, 2010.

Lutz has served as Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG since March 22, 2017, and continued to be responsible for the Finance/Controlling Division until January 1, 2019.

Lutz is married and has three grown children.