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Michael Peter is now Siemens Mobility’s sole CEO

Michael Peter will become Siemens Mobility’s sole CEO as Sabrina Soussan, who has been his co-CEO until now, is leaving the company to take on a new challenge.

Roland Busch, member of the Managing Board and Deputy CEO of Siemens AG, said: “We deeply regret that Sabrina Soussan is leaving us. At the same time, we understand her decision. We thank Ms. Soussan for her outstanding achievements at Siemens and wish her every success in her new role.

“With Michael Peter as CEO, Siemens Mobility has a recognized expert for transportation, automation and digitalization at its helm. Together with Sabrina Soussan, he has very successfully developed our mobility business and has further improved its performance. For customers and employees, he stands for continuity in the top management of this successful area of business.”

Up to now, Michael Peter has headed up the turnkey solutions and rail electrification businesses in addition to being responsible for rail automation and road-traffic management systems. He will now also run the functions in the rolling stock area and customers services for which Sabrina Soussan had been responsible.

Peter earned a degree in electrical engineering at Technische Universität Braunschweig (Germany) and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain). For the past 25 years, he has served in various capacities at Siemens in countries including Germany, Spain, Thailand and the U.S.

Sabrina Soussan has been working at Siemens for more than 20 years in a variety of positions in Germany, France, Japan, the UK and Switzerland. As head of the Mobility Division, she was also responsible for the Mainline Transport and Urban Transport Business Units – the businesses with high-speed trains, commuter and regional trains, locomotives, metro systems, and tram and light rail systems as well as service. She holds a university degree in mechanical and aeronautical engineering and an MBA from universities in Poitiers (France) and Dublin (Ireland).

Nigel Wordsworth BSc(Hons) MCIJhttp://therailengineer.com

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Nigel Wordsworth graduated with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, after which he joined the American aerospace and industrial fastener group SPS Technologies. After a short time at the research laboratories in Pennsylvania, USA, Nigel became responsible for applications engineering to industry in the UK and Western Europe. At this time he advised on various engineering projects, from Formula 1 to machine tools, including a particularly problematic area of bogie design for the HST.

A move to the power generation and offshore oil supply sector followed as Nigel became director of Entwistle-Sandiacre, a subsidiary of the Australian-owned group Aurora plc. At the same time, Nigel spent ten years as a Technical Commissioner with the RAC Motor Sports Association, responsible for drafting and enforcing technical regulations for national and international motor racing series.

Joining Rail Engineer in 2008, Nigel’s first assignment was a report on new three-dimensional mobile mapping and surveying equipment, swiftly followed by a look at vegetation control machinery. He continues to write on a variety of topics for most issues.

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