The president’s office of the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) follows the unanimous proposal of the VDV board and has extended the contract of the managing director Oliver Wolff (55) for another three years, which now runs until 2027. Wolff has been the full-time managing director since 2011 for Germany’s public passenger transport and rail freight transport association. Wolff is a lawyer and was Head of the Department II for air transport, rail, shipping, public transport in the Ministry of Construction and Transport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. From 2011 to 2017 he was also was Vice President of UITP (International Association for Public Transport, Worldwide Association for Public Transport Authorities) and in 2017 Vice President of CER (Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies).
The decision was welcomed by the VDV leadership team: “We want to set an important sign of continuity and move closer together, especially in these extraordinary and uncertain times. In particular, the financial challenges for our industry will increase significantly in the near future. It is therefore important that we continue to have an experienced and established expert and specialist at the head of the main office”, commented VDV President Ingo Wortmann. “In the past few years, Oliver Wolff has made a decisive contribution to the fact that many of the problems in our industry were ultimately solved positively. We are certain that we will continue to pursue this successful path for VDV and the industry together in the coming years”, added VDV Vice President Knut Ringat.
“I thank you for the trust you have placed in me and in the successful work of the association. In this context, I would like to thank the full-time and volunteer colleagues for their great commitment and daily work. Especially in the current crisis, transport companies are showing how systemically important and indispensable they are for the transport of people and goods in Germany. I look forward to further cooperation in the VDV and in the industry”, concluded Wolff.
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