New CEO for German infrastructure manager DB Netz


Philipp Nagl has been appointed the new CEO of DB Netz, the German infrastructure manager. The 40-year-old railway will take up his new position on 15 August 15 of this year, succeeding Frank Sennhenn, who will enjoy an early retirement after 9 years of service.

Nagl is not a newcomer to the industry. He previously worked for DB Fernverkehr, where he was responsible for long-distance transport.At that same company, he has worked as a timetable and traffic control manager.

Railroader though and through

In the meantime, he was also responsible for corporate development at the Austrian company ÖBB, a job closer to home as he is originally from Austria. Nagl: “I am really looking forward to the new challenge. I’m a railroader through and through and I want to get people excited about the railways – an efficient infrastructure is the core of this. That is what motivates me in particular in my new role.”

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is the editor-in-chief of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

1 comment op “New CEO for German infrastructure manager DB Netz”

bönström bönström|05.08.22|13:49

What is goal, of Industry of railways and of european infrastructure?
(All other modes, by sea, etc. upgrade for added loads – and lower costs…)
Goal of EU, nearness to Market, decisively has been obstructed!
(Short comings of railways, caused by cementing, at “standards”, has justified extras, imposed upon clients – of the single available alternative…)
A timely, an upgraded – and safely resilent – infrastructure, is needed!
(Now just a minority affords luxury of not caring about “eta”.)

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