Doctorate in theoretical physics and chemistry, Vienna and Clausthal University
In his role as Spokesman of the Rail Cargo Group’s Board of Directors, Clemens Först is in charge of finances, planning the group functions that oversee Service Design, and the digital transformation of the Rail Cargo Group. He has held CXO positions in the European rail logistics sector since 2012 and has had many years of experience in logistics on a global scale. As Chairman of the CEO Taskforce of the UIC and CER, Clemens Först plays an active role in increasing the competitiveness of rail freight transport. He is co-founder and Head of Rail Freight Forward, a trans-European initiative committed to drastically reducing the negative impact of freight transport on the planet and mobility through innovation and a more intelligent transport mix.
- since 2017
Spokesman of the Board Rail Cargo Austria AG
- 2015 – 2016
COO DB Cargo AG
Managing Director European Contract Logistics - Austria GmbH
- 2013 – 2014
CFO Rail Cargo Hungaria Zrt.
Managing Director Rail Cargo Carrier Kft.
- 2011 – 2012
Head of Strategy and Corporate Development, ÖBB-Holding AG
- 2006 – 2011
Junior partner Vienna office McKinsey & Company