Dr. Sigrid Evelyn Nikutta graduated from Bielefeld University and holds a doctorate in Psychology. She began her career in the management of a medium-sized company in Bielefeld, and joined Deutsche Bahn in 1996. In 2010 she left Deutsche Bahn to become Chairperson and Chief Operating Officer at Germany’s largest public transport company, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG). As the first female Chairperson, she made the company operate profitably for the first time. In 2019 she returned to Deutsch Bahn and now acts as a Member of the Management Board for Freight Transport at Deutsche Bahn AG and Chair of the Management Board and CEO of DB Cargo AG.