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Christian Kern steps down as CER Chairman to become Austrian Chancellor

17 May 2016  •  Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, European Railway Review

Christian Kern, current Chairman of the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and CEO of OeBB (Österreichische Bundesbahnen) is to become Austria’s new Chancellor.

Christian Kern steps down as CER Chairman to become new Austrian Chancellor

Christian Kern

Following his appointment to become the new Chancellor of the Austrian Republic, Christian Kern stepped down from his role as the CEO of OeBB and Chairman of CER.

Christian Kern appointed Chairman of CER in 2014

Christian Kern took up is role as CEO of OeBB in 2010 and later became Chairman of CER in 2014. Under his leadership the CER worked on a number of legislative and non-legislative dossiers that shaped the EU transport policy and the regulatory framework in which the sector will conduct its business in the years to come.

“The whole CER team as well as the association’s General Assembly join me in congratulating him on this most distinguished of appointments”

“Working with Christian has been a great professional and human experience,” said CER Executive Director Libor Lochman. “Mr Kern is a very committed professional, a skilful manager and a wise politician. The whole CER team as well as the association’s General Assembly join me in congratulating him on this most distinguished of appointments, which is at the same time a sign of recognition for his rare qualities as well as one of the highest challenges a person can wish for”.

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