Christa Koenen

After completing her degree in Economics at the Universities of Mainz and Freiburg, Christa Koenen worked in several different companies including as a strategy consultant and in direct marketing. In addition, by earning her MBA at IESE Business School in Barcelona she was able to gain insights into various industries. Christa Koenen joined Deutsche Bahn in 2004, where she initially worked in Group Strategy followed by several different positions in the Services business unit. Prior to moving into its operational companies, she was Head of Controlling and Business Development for the business unit. In August 2011, she was appointed Managing Director for Finance and Controlling at DB Kommunikationstechnik GmbH. In May 2014, Christa Koenen joined the Management Board of DB Systel as Managing Director for Finance and Controlling. Effective May 1, 2015, she was appointed Chair of the Management Board of DB Systel. There she is currently focusing on driving digitization at DB among other things through a cloud first strategy and creating space for innovation in the areas of blockchain, AI and IoT.

Why I Tech


Because tech has the power to change and improve our lives significantly. It is a great privilege to be part of this transition.

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