Management Board

Management Board

Railways for the world of tomorrow – they keep us going. Together with our 5,600 employees, we create sustainable mobility solutions to make railways strong across Germany and around the world. In our role as managers, we have many years of experience and bring our full enthusiasm to each project we take on.

The management board of DB Engineering & Consulting consists of:

Niko Warbanoff

Niko Warbanoff was born in Stuttgart in 1975. He studied industrial engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen. After graduation he worked for Daimler for ten ears, where he gained experience in various management positions across the globe, before starting his career with Deutsche Bahn in 2009. Initially responsible for special tasks for the CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG, Niko Warbanoff joined the Management Board of DB International GmbH in 2010, taking over as Chairman after one year. In 2016, after the merger of DB International GmbH and DB ProjektBau GmbH to create DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH, Warbanoff was appointed Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors. He is also responsible for DB International Operations GmbH, which focuses on rail operations and maintenance outside Europe, and as CEO at DB E.C.O. Group (Engineering, Consulting, Operations), Warbanoff is currently responsible for roundabout 6,000 employees.

Dr. Ulla Kopp

Born in Tübingen, Dr. Ulla Kopp graduated from Karlsruhe Technical University with a degree in industrial engineering and subsequently completed her doctorate in the field of economics at the University of St. Gallen. Her academic career was followed by six years in various functions at Bertelsmann AG. Ulla Kopp then served as CFO at the University of Witten/Herdecke gGmbH and later at Jahreszeiten Verlag and Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. Since November 2017, she has been part of the Management Board as Managing Director Finance/Controlling at DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH. Since May 2022, she has also assumed the duties of the Managing Director Human Resources on a deputy basis.

Finance/Controlling, Human Resources

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