CER, the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies, named ÖBB CEO Andreas Matthä as Acting Chair of its Management Committee as of 20 January 2020, taking over from Crister Fritzson, the CEO of Sweden rail passenger operator, SJ.
Andreas Matthä will also be a candidate for the regular election of the association’s Chair that the CER General Assembly will elect for a two-year term at its meeting on 19 February.
“These are decisive times for the railway sector: We need to make rail and other means of sustainable transport a centrepiece of the implementation of the European Green Deal. We need to strengthen rail infrastructure in Europe and pay more attention to the challenges and benefits of digitalisation. Europe must foster the right conditions to shift traffic from road to rail,” Matthä said.