Management Board.

This is the SBB Management Board. It has nine members, who are chosen by the Board of Directors. 

They are each responsible for the operational management of their area of responsibility. The following table provides information on the structure and function of the Management Board.  

Vincent Ducrot (1962)

CEO & Chairman of the Management Board (since 2020)

Graduate of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) in electrical engineering, postgraduate technical business alumnus at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), Certified Projects Director IPMA Level A, past holder of various positions at SBB AG and previously managing director of Transports publics fribourgeois.

Linus Looser (1980)

Head of Passenger Services Production (since 2021)

Linus Looser holds a master’s degree in Management and Economics from the University of Zurich and has completed further training at the University of St. Gallen. Since 2007 he has held various positions at SBB, and was most recently Head of Railway Production and a member of divisional management in Passenger Division. 

Board of Directors and other mandates: 

Login Berufsbildung AG, Member of the Board of Directors

Véronique Stephan (1969)

Head of Passenger Services Markets (since 2021)

Véronique Stephan studied Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen and Law at the University of Geneva. Before joining SBB, she worked as Chief Commercial Officer at Corplex in the United Kingdom, Vice President Commercial at Ball Packaging Europe and Sales & Business Development Director at Johnson & Johnson. 

Beatrice Bichsel (1981)

Head of Real Estate (since 2023)

Beatrice Bichsel is a lawyer and holds an Executive MBA from the University of St. Gallen. She has worked at SBB since 2011, including as Head of Legal, Compliance and Procurement and most recently as Head of Facility Management. Both positions were at SBB Real Estate. 

Notable mandates:

ISS AG, Integrated Scientific Services, Member of the Board of Directors

Peter Kummer (1965)

Head of Infrastructure (since 2020)

Lic. rer. pol (business management and information technology) from the University of Bern. At SBB since 2007, member of the Management Board and Head of Information Technology since 2009.  As a senior management member at the Swiss insurance and pensions company Mobiliar, he was previously responsible for business architecture.

Franz Steiger (1972)

Chief Financial Officer (since 2021)

Franz Steiger is a Swiss certified expert in accounting and controlling. After obtaining a master’s degree in Corporate Finance, he completed an EMBA at the University of Zurich. Before taking on his position as CFO and member of the Management Board, he was a member of Real Estate divisional management from 2017 and headed up the Finance Unit. Franz Steiger previously held senior financial positions in manufacturing and service companies (including Siemens and Hertz), most recently as Head of Transformation and Digitalization at Switzerland Global Enterprises.

Board of Directors and other mandates:

SBB Cargo AG, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Markus Jordi (1961)

Head of Human Resources (since 2007)

Lic. iur., studies and further training at the universities of Bern, St. Gallen and Basel. Previously worked as Head of Human Resources Switzerland at Basler Versicherungen and Member of the Board, as well as Head of Corporate Human Resources at Bâloise Holding from 2006.

Board of Directors and other mandates:

  • Community of European Railways (CER), Brussels, Member of the HR Directors Conference and Member of the Steering Committee European Sectoral Social Dialogue
  • Swiss Employers’ Association, Zurich, Member of the Board

Jochen Decker (1971)

Chief Information Officer (CIO) (since 2021)

Biochemistry and business graduate, holds a PhD in molecular immunology. At SBB since 2008, member of the SBB Information Technology Management Board since 2011. Until 2015, as Head of IT Operation Management, he was responsible for the operation of IT systems and the management and further development of the IT sourcing landscape. From 2015 onwards, Jochen Decker was Head of the Digitalisation and Architecture unit. In this role, among other achievements, he shaped SBB’s digitalisation process. Before moving to SBB, Jochen Decker advised companies in the transport and logistics sectors on strategic use of IT.


Alexander Muhm (1977)

Head of Freight Services (since 2023)

Alexander Muhm holds a PhD in Technical Sciences and an Executive MBA in General Management. He has worked at SBB since 2009. Before assuming his position as Head of Freight Services, Alexander Muhm was already a member of the Management Board as Head of Real Estate from 2019.

Notable mandates:

  • SBB Cargo AG, CEO
  • SBB Cargo International, Board of Directors
  • ChemOil Logistics AG, Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Hupac AG, Board of Directors

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