Alexander served as CEO of DB Schenker Rail from 2009 to 2015, building a unique European rail freight company and network with 5bn Euro revenue and 32.000 employees in 15 countries.
Under CEO Hartmut Mehdorn, he was SVP Corporate Development of Deutsche Bahn from 2004 to 2009, designing the transformation of Germany railway company into global passenger and logistics group with more than 30bn Euro revenue and more than 250.000 employees worldwide. In this role he also headed the IPO project in 2007/2008.
Prior to this Alexander served as Head of Regulatory Management, developing and defending Deutsche Bahn’s position on vertical integration and separation of infrastructure and transport, and as Head of Corporate Development and Participations at DB Regio.
Before joining Deutsche Bahn he worked for business consultancy WIBERA Wirtschaftsberatung AG and at Giessen University for Professor Gerd Aberle (Chair of Economics), where he earned his doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) and Master in Economic Science.
Alexander served on numerous boards, including DB Netz, Etihad Rail DB, GB Railfreight, X-Rail S.A., DB JobService, ETC Transport Consultants, Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen (VDV), Zukunftsinitiative Rheinland-Pfalz (ZIRP).
Currently he holds board positions at RDC Deutschland GmbH, Hamburg, Railpool GmbH, Munich, Hector Rail Holding AB, Stockholm, and Rail-Flow GmbH, Frankfurt/Main.