Axel Marschall will be assuming management responsibility for Sales at the European DB Schenker Rail Group and will become the Member of the Board of Management of DB Schenker Rail Deutschland AG responsible for Sales as of February 1, 2012. Marschall (46) has performed this function on a provisional basis since the departure of Karsten Sachsenröder in November of last year. Marschall was previously the head of the Automotive Industry Sector in rail freight and has been the CEO of DB Schenker Rail Automotive GmbH since 2009.
“Axel Marschall and his colleagues transformed the Automotive Industry Sector at DB Schenker Rail into the largest and most powerful automobile logistics services provider in rail transport in Europe and developed successful international solutions together with customers. He has the expertise we need for the expansion of our European sales,” said Dr. Karl-Friedrich Rausch, Member of the Board of Management of DB Mobility Logistics AG responsible for Transportation and Logistics and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DB Schenker Rail GmbH.
Marschall joined Deutsche Bahn in 1999 and has held various management positions ever since. In 2005 Marschall was appointed Head of Strategy in the Transportation and Logistics Division; he switched to the Automotive Industry Sector in 2009.