FlixMobility is positioning itself for a strong future
+ FlixMobility changes legal form to FlixMobility SE
+ André Schwämmlein appointed CEO on the new Management Board, Daniel Krauss as CIO
+ Christoph Debus appointed new CFO and member of the Executive Board joining in the beginning of March 2022
+ Co-founder Jochen Engert moves from the Executive Board to the Supervisory Board as of April 1, 2022
Munich, January 26th 2022 – FlixMobility is setting the course for the future by changing its legal form from a GmbH to an SE and restructuring its management more than ten years after its founding. The new, three-member executive board will consist of co-founders André Schwämmlein (CEO) and Daniel Krauss (CIO) as well as Christoph Debus, who will be the company's new CFO at the beginning of March 2022. The previous co-CEO and co-founder, Jochen Engert, will move to the supervisory board as of April 1, 2022. With the restructuring, the company is repositioning itself for its ambitious goals based on its vision of offering sustainable and affordable mobility worldwide.
New Executive Board, New CFO
CEO André Schwämmlein and CIO Daniel Krauss will form the future Executive Board together with Christoph Debus, who will be the company's new CFO starting at the beginning of March 2022.
André Schwämmlein will lead the business units FlixBus and FlixTrain, the commercial functions as well as communication, government relations and sustainability.
As CIO, Daniel Krauss will be responsible for the areas of Technology and People Management.
In addition, Christoph Debus will take over the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the beginning of March 2022. In this position, he will be responsible for all financial and legal functions of the company. Christoph Debus is an expert in the mobility industry and has held numerous interdisciplinary executive positions in the capital market that go beyond the classic CFO role.
He was previously CEO of Thomas Cook Group Airlines and most recently CFO at Condor, where he successfully repositioned the company. He succeeds Christian Rummel, who has left FlixMobility. FlixMobility thanks Christian Rummel for the good cooperation and wishes him all the best for the future.
"With Christoph Debus, we were able to win an outstanding industry expert for us and are very excited to work with him in the future," says André Schwämmlein.
"After years of experience in traditional aviation companies, I am excited to not only focus on road and rail, but also to help shape the future of such a visionary, sustainable and emerging company as FlixMobility," adds Christoph Debus.
New Supervisory Board
Jochen Engert, who founded the company together with André Schwämmlein and Daniel Krauss and led it as co-CEO, moves to the supervisory board as of April 1st as FlixMobility finalizes the GmbH's change of legal form to an SE. The chairman of the supervisory board is Achim Berg.
"It makes me very proud to know that the company is still very well positioned and on a forward-looking path more than ten years after its foundation and despite the pandemic. The new structure will help FlixMobility shape the future of mobility," says Jochen Engert. "In future, I would like to contribute my experience as founder and CEO via the supervisory board and ensure that Flix remains true to its roots and that we continue to make the right strategic decisions."
FlixMobility is pioneering the public transport sector by offering climate-friendly alternatives for convenient and affordable travel via the FlixBus and FlixTrain brands. Thanks to a unique business model and innovative technology, FlixMobility has quickly established Europe’s largest long-distance bus network and swiftly moved on to a global expansion including the United States and Brazil. As a trailblazer for sustainable traffic FlixMobility 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 FlixMobility 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 FlixMobility as a leader against major international corporations, permanently changing the global mobility landscape. The new 8-member FlixMobility supervisory board is made up of former advisory board members. Chairman of the Supervisory Board is Achim Berg, President Bitkom and Operating Partner at General Atlantic.