Dr Josef Doppelbauer has been appointed as the next Executive Director of the European Railway Agency, succeeding Marcel Verslype with effect from January 1 2015.
Doppelbauer started his career at the Alcatel Research Centre in Wien, Austria, becoming Technical Director in 1997. After moving to Paris as Chief Technical Officer for Alcatel Transport Automation Solutions, in 2002 he joined the Rail Control Solutions division at Bombardier Transportation. From July 2008 to December 2013 he served as Bombardier’s Chief Technical Officer, being appointed Vice-President, Research & Technology, in January 2014.
Doppelbauer is the current Chairman of the European Rail Research Advisory Committee. In 2011-14 he also acted as Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Shift2Rail Joint Technology Initiative.