The Go-Ahead Group has appointed Fabian Amini, 46, as Chief Executive of its rail operations in Germany from 1 January 2022.
A highly experienced leader in the rail industry with a track record of delivering passenger growth and commercial success he began his transport career at Deutsche Bahn, where he held a series of senior roles corporate strategy, management and oversight of rolling stock over the course of 11 years.
Since 2015, he has been at Transdev, most recently as Chief Executive of the company’s rail transport services in Bavaria, BRB.Go-Ahead began operating local rail in Baden-Wurttemberg in 2019, operating more than 10 million train kilometres annually. The group is due to expand by taking on two additional rail networks in Bavaria in 2021 and 2022, with initial passenger services to start in December. Go-Ahead employs more than 550 people in Germany.
David Brown, Chief Executive of The Go-Ahead Group, said: “I’m very pleased that we have secured the services of such an experienced, proven leader as Fabian. This appointment underlines our commitment to the German market, where we see positive opportunities for the future. We are well underway in mobilisation for our additional network in Bavaria and we look forward to beginning passenger services there shortly.”
Fabian Amini said: “After more than six years at BRB, I am looking forward to the new challenges ahead and the opportunity to drive forward and shape the future of public transport in Germany.”