Flix Supervisory Board appoints Bodo Uebber as new Chairman
+++ Bodo Uebber appointed new Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Flix SE
+++ Uebber brings proven management experience in finance and mobility and will support Flix in its profitable growth strategy
+++ Flix thanks Achim Berg, who is stepping down, for his many years of service
Flix SE (Flix) today announced the election of its new Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Bodo Uebber takes over from the previous Chairman Achim Berg, who will step down from the Supervisory Board on November 28. The board continues to include Flix co-founder Jochen Engert, Jörn Nikolay (General Atlantic), Christoph Jung (HV Capital), Stefan Dziarski (Permira), John Doran (TCV), Marianne Heiß (independent) and Monique Meche (independent). Bodo Uebber has been appointed for four financial years.
Bodo Uebber has extensive experience in the mobility industry as well as in management and finance. As a member of the Management Board of Daimler AG between 2004 and 2019, he was responsible for Finance & Controlling, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Financial Services as well as the topic of new digital mobility services. He has been a member of the Supervisory Board at Bertelsmann since 2011 and at Adidas since 2019. Uebber has also been Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Evercore Germany since 2020. From 2007 to 2013, he was a member of the Board of Directors at EADS (now Airbus SE), serving as Chairman between 2009 and 2012. The industrial engineering graduate was born in Solingen in 1959.
"Flix is a visionary company with ambitious goals and an already impressive success story. I am very much looking forward to my new role and will do my utmost to support the company in its plans. I will contribute my management experience in the mobility and finance sectors in order to consistently continue the proclaimed profitable growth course," says Uebber.
"In Bodo Uebber, we have gained a proven expert in the mobility sector for the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board. With his many years of experience, he will be a real asset to us. We as the Management Board will work very closely with him and look forward to the impetus he will provide," says André Schwämmlein, CEO and co-founder of Flix.
Flix thanks Achim Berg for his many years of service
Uebber takes over as Chairman of the Supervisory Board from Achim Berg, who has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board since Flix SE was founded in 2022 and headed the Advisory Board of FlixMobility since 2016 before the change of name. During his tenure, the company achieved numerous milestones, including the launch of FlixTrain, the expansion into the USA, and the acquisitions of Greyhound and Kamil Koç.
"We at Flix, but also I personally, would like to thank Achim Berg for his commitment over the last few years. As Chairman of the Supervisory Board, we have worked very closely together for many years and he has made a significant contribution to Flix's global success story," says Schwämmlein.
Flix is pioneering the passenger travel sector by offering climate-friendly alternatives for convenient and affordable travel via the FlixBus, FlixTrain, Greyhound and Kamil Koc brands. Thanks to its business model and innovative technology, Flix has quickly established Europe’s largest long-distance bus network and swiftly moved on to a global expansion including the United States, Canada and Brazil. As a trailblazer for sustainable traffic Flix operated the first green long-distance trains in 2018, initiated a pilot project for all-electric long-distance buses in 2018 and launched EU’s first biogas-powered long-distance buses in 2021.
While Flix handles technology development, network planning, operations control, marketing and sales, quality management and continuous product expansion, trusted Flix-partners maintain the daily route operations. The unique combination of technology start-up, e-commerce platform and classic transport company has positioned Flix as a leader against major international corporations, permanently changing the global mobility landscape.
For more information, visit: www.corporate.flixbus.com.