Public Affairs and Regulation.
Public Affairs and Regulation manages stakeholder and owner relations.
Public Affairs and Regulation manages stakeholder and owner relations on the basis of clear, coherent regulatory and political positioning, with the goal of attaining reliable and favourable conditions and consensus for SBB and the public transport sector.
Public Affairs and Regulation systematically analyses political and regulatory developments at a national and international level, and ensures that these are taken into consideration in strategy-development and decision-making at SBB. The unit translates the direction of the company into an agreed regulatory and political strategy, on the basis of which it develops coherent and binding positions on regulatory and politics matters. It orchestrates constructive dialogue with the Swiss Confederation (as owner of SBB) as well as with the authorities, politicians and associations at every level of state. Public Affairs and Regulation is also responsible for Group Statistics, through which it facilitates a fact-based, reliable external perception of SBB.
Bernhard Meier (1964)
Head of Public Affairs and Regulation (since 2009)
Dr. rer. nat., for the study of Geography and Economics at the University of Bern. At SBB since 2007, firstly as Chief of Staff at SBB Cargo, and since 2009 as Delegate for Public Affairs, Regulation and International at Group level. Possesses a wide range of experience in political communications, policy and platform making, campaigning, collaborative research and corporate communications. Previously, he held the position of head of managerial staff for “public and mixed companies” at the DETEC General Secretariat, worked in the Canton of Bern’s Office for Spatial Planning and co-led several interdisciplinary research projects.