Björn Bender

President & CEO
Rail Europe

2023 Phocuswright Europe speaker

Björn Bender President & CEO
Björn Bender joined Rail Europe as President & CEO in November 2022. He is a mobility expert with a 20-year experience in the sector, and brought his rail expertise, customer centricity and spirit of innovation to the company.

Before joining Rail Europe, Björn was Head of Innovation, Research and Incubation at Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) , prior to which he led the company’s business unit New Mobility Services.

Before joining SBB, Björn held several positions at Deutsche Bahn in Germany, Italy and Austria. After spending six years as International Sales Director for Eastern Europe and later Southern Europe, he was VP Sales & Partner Management for New Mobility from 2015 to 2019.

Björn is a regular guest lecturer at the University of St. Gallen (CH) and a member of the advisory board of the Institute of Mobility. Furthermore, he founded Mobility Allstars e.V., a non-profit association pursuing the goal of accelerating the mobility transition in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Björn is 42 years old, and he has a daughter. He holds a master’s degree in general management, majoring in tourism and transport.


Tuesday, June 13, 2023
5:15 PM – 5:40 PM CET

Executive Panel: Getting Around - Easier Said Than Done

Multi-modal travel, the connected trip. Are they any closer now than a decade ago? Is it about policy, innovation, or busting travel silos? Experts discuss the obstacles that must still be overcome to realize the dream of seamless travel.

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