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Management Team

DB Cargo Scandinavia’s management team is working every day to further improve freight transport by rail. Each member of the team brings their unique core competences to ensure the success of the company.

Birgit Wirth

CEO

Birgit Wirth

Birgit Wirth holds a Masters degree in business from the University of Tübingen.

She has been a part of DB since 1993 and has been working with passenger transport in DB, with busses and trains in Arriva and now with freight transportation in DB Cargo Scandinavia. Birgit has a strong background in digitalization and digital transformation.

“I believe that freight transportation is an important part of our green future.  It’s effective, it’s economical and it saves the world from large amounts of CO2. I’m proud to be a part of that.”

Oliver Gesche

CFO

Oliver Gesche

Oliver Gesche holds a degree in International Finance and Legal Studies from Frankfurt University.

He has held the post of Business Controller at DB Cargo AG, Head of Controlling at Stinnes AG and DB, and since 2010 Chief Financial Officer at DB Cargo Scandinavia.

In his free time, Oliver enjoys sailing and running.

”It’s exciting to work in the rail industry, where we can actually make a difference for the environment. We are proud that every day we reliably and safely deliver our customers’ freight by a green mode of transport. Freight transport by rail is the future – and we are part of it..”

Carit Benike

Head of IT

Carit Benike

Carit Benike has a degree in civil engineering.

He has held posts as Nordic Lead at CSC, manager at Deloitte, and project manager at IBM.

In his free time, he enjoys dancing – particularly Lindy Hop. He also hunts and plays the guitar.

“My job is about removing the complexity from our IT solutions. IT must be simple for our employees and customers – even though it is anything but simple. It’s an exciting challenge that we are all working to solve.” 

Mogens Niese-Petersen

Since 2002 he has been part of the railway world and has worked with railway safety in passenger transport at DSB and most recently at Odense Letbane and now with freight transport at DB Cargo Scandinavia. "It is exciting to be part of an industry where focus and joint engagement, ensure continuous improvement of railway safety. Experience has shown that it is possible to create a strong safety culture through openness, dialogue and, not least, involvement and learning across the organisation."

Mogens Niese-Petersen

Since 2002 he has been part of the railway world and has worked with railway safety in passenger transport at DSB and most recently at Odense Letbane and now with freight transport at DB Cargo Scandinavia.

"It is exciting to be part of an industry where focus and joint engagement,  ensure continuous improvement of railway safety. Experience has shown that it is possible to create a strong safety culture through openness, dialogue and, not least, involvement and learning across the organisation."

Thomas Vestergaard

Head of International Sales Denmark

Thomas Vestergaard

Thomas Vestergaard is trained in the shipping industry and he has an MSc in Business Economics specialising in supply chain management.

He joined DB Cargo Scandinavia in 2008 and spent his first five years in the post of strategic planner. Since then he has worked in sales.

In his free time, Thomas Vestergaard is the band leader in "Funkarella" and he loves exploring the outdoors and overnighting in outdoor shelters.

“I’m passionate about revolutionising the Danish transport industry so that environmentally-friendly rail transport becomes the preferred transport solution of businesses.”

Jan T. Andersen

Head of Location Management

Jan T. Andersen

Jan T. Andersen started his career in DSB, where he at first was a shunter and then continued in various leadership-positions in freight.
From 2001 the employers name was DB, and Jan T. Andersen has over the year mainly been head of shunting and combined terminal-production.

“The world is changing in these years. Consideration for the environment is rapidly gaining ground. With us you get an even greener transport. Come on, do you want to come with us?”
 

Jens Damgaard Gøtzsche

Head of Asset Management & Maintenance

Jens Damgaard Gøtzsche

Jens Damgaard Gøtzsche has a degree in civil engineering and construction management, as well as two graduate degrees – one in financing and another in strategic management and business development

"It is a priority for us that we always have ready-to-use locomotives and wagons so that we can help our customers. At the same time, it is important to achieve the best value for the maintenance of the locomotives - for both our customers and colleagues."    

Tanja Christensen

Head of HR

Tanja Christensen

Tanja Christensen is a educated lawyer and has also studied HR management.

She has previously been head of department at Dansk Supermarked, Special Consultant in Defence and HR Manager at FORCE Technology. She joined DB Cargo Scandinavia in 2020.

"In the rail industry, it is essential that we have skilled and dedicated employees, so that our production runs smoothly. Fortunately, this is what we have today and we are constantly working on how we as a company can be better for our employees."

Mette Oldenborg

Mette Oldenborg holds a Dilpoma in Business Administration (Accounting and Auditing) and has been Controller at MAN Truck & Bus A/S and Kort & Godt A/S. Since 2015 she has been a Senior Accountant at DB Cargo Scandinavia and became Head of Accounting in 2022. "The tasks of the finance function are wide-ranging, and not two days are ever the same here. We work to give our colleagues the best financial conditions to run and develop our business."

Mette Oldenborg

Mette Oldenborg holds a Dilpoma in Business Administration (Accounting and Auditing) and has been Controller at MAN Truck & Bus A/S and Kort & Godt A/S.

Since 2015 she has been a Senior Accountant at DB Cargo Scandinavia and became Head of Accounting in 2022.

"The tasks of the finance function are wide-ranging, and not two days are ever the same here. We work to give our colleagues the best financial conditions to run and develop our business."

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