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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 was Head of Corporate Controlling from 2003. He then became Board Member for Finance/Controlling in April 2010, a position for which he continued to be responsible until the end of 2018.

Since March 2017, Richard Lutz has served as Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG. His particular attention is on the transformation of DB, a Group-wide development that he is driving with his Management Board team. The straightforward and yet ambitious objective is to lead Deutsche Bahn in all its complexity and with all its assets and opportunities toward a successful future.

Lutz is married and has three grown-up children.