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Rail Europe appoints Daniel Beutler as non-executive chairman

WHY THIS RATES: Beutler brings considerable experience and a track record of success to his new role and is ready to contribute to the growth of the leading travel provider.—Patrick Clarke, TravelPulse Editor-in-Chief

Rail Europe is delighted to announce the appointment of Daniel Beutler as its new non-executive chairman. With extensive experience in the mobility sector and a shared vision for the future of transport, the appointment of Daniel Beutler reinforces Rail Europe’s commitment to sustainability, innovation and solutions customer-centric. He will work closely with Björn Bender, who continues to serve as Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Rail Europe.

Daniel Beutler brings a wealth of expertise, having played a pivotal role in managing the growth of Captain Train, which later became Trainline and successfully floated on the stock market with an IPO in 2019. His exceptional track record positions him as an invaluable asset to Rail Europe as it seeks to expand its market presence and drive future growth.

As non-executive chairman, Beutler’s complementary expertise and knowledge will greatly contribute to Rail Europe’s strategic positioning in the industry. With a strong background serving on several advisory boards and in executive coaching for several years, Beutler is in a unique position to provide valuable guidance and support to the company.

Daniel Beutler and Björn Bender have always worked to shape the future of mobility and worked together for 6 years in senior positions in international sales at Deutsche Bahn. Drawing on their extensive experience, they have fostered trust and collaboration across different sectors to achieve positive results.

“The appointment of Daniel Beutler as Non-Executive Chairman marks an exciting milestone for Rail Europe. His experience, entrepreneurial spirit and deep understanding of the rail industry are invaluable as we continue to innovate and deliver solutions of sustainable mobility. I have full confidence in Daniel’s ability to support our strategic initiatives and open new perspectives for our company. I am pleased that the Board of Directors has followed my recommendation to expand Daniel’s role, as it reaffirms our commitment to maximizing our potential in the market,” said Björn Bender, Executive Chairman and CEO of Rail Europe.

“Daniel Beutler’s experience of leading successful businesses, combined with his passion for sustainable mobility and innovation, aligns perfectly with Rail Europe’s vision. We believe this partnership will open up new opportunities and further strengthen Rail Europe’s position as a leader in the sector. demonstrates our unwavering confidence in Björn and Daniel, underscoring our commitment to fostering a dynamic team. They already form a solid and effective duo,” declares Cédric Lépine, partner at Hivest Capital Partners.

“Having lived and breathed the European rail industry for many years, Björn and I share a deep bond and commitment to its success. We are proud to bring together two European profiles around the table, united by our common values ​​in different positions, and we are ready to repeat the successes we have built earlier. Rail Europe, as the world’s most trusted train ticket brand, is positioned at the heart of sustainable mobility and ticks all the boxes for success. I am excited to take on more responsibilities on the board as non-executive chairman and contribute to the continued growth of the company,” said Daniel Beutler.

Rail Europe is committed to making train travel easier by facilitating digital distribution and thus supporting a modal shift towards sustainable transport. The company aims to provide seamless and convenient travel experiences by developing an innovative product. By leveraging the expertise, industry network and shared values ​​of Beutler and Bender, Rail Europe aims to strengthen its position as an industry leader.

SOURCE: Rail Europe press release.

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