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Leadership during Business Transformation

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Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CEST)

Leadership during Business Transformation

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In this presentation, Prof. B. Weibel will highlight some of the aspects of leadership during successful business transformations in SBB. When B. Weibel was in charge of the SBB, the company was trimmed and new service contracts were determined. At the same time, cost pressure rose, to which the SBB responded with job cuts and outsourcing.
In the 14 years of the Weibel era, the SBB was able to expand its offering, including through the introduction of the Deutsche Bahn 2000 on 12 December 2004, with the biggest change in the timetable of Swiss railway history. On June 22, 2005, there was a total power failure of the traction current network. In the evenings of this summer's day, 2000 trains were shut down throughout Switzerland and around 200,000 travelers were blocked. It took days until rail traffic returned to normal and the damage to SBB amounted to 5 million swiss francs.

Weibel always referred to 1994 as the most difficult year under his leadership. On March 21, 1994, a train accident in Däniken killed nine people and injured 19 others. The explosion of a gasoline train in the Zurich Affoltern as well as a chemical accident in the railway station of Lausanne made for Weibel this year's the blackest in his career. He ordered a comprehensive safety program for the entire company.

About the Speaker

 

Prof. Dr. Benedikt Weibel was appointed as SBB General Secretary in 1983, became Director of Marketing Passenger Traffic in 1986, in 1990 Head of the Department of Transport and on January 1, 1993, the Federal Council appointed him Chief of SBB.

Since the transformation of the state railway into a special statutory stock corporation in 1999, he led the company as chairman of the executive board. He had announced his resignation on February 24, 2006 surprisingly.

In addition to his work as SBB CEO, Weibel also presided over the Union internationale des chemins de fer from 1 February 2003. From 1 January 2003 he was also a member of the Board of Directors of the French State Railways SNCF. After his resignation, he returned as a lecturer at the University of Bern. He was also delegate of the Federal Council for the Euro'08. In addition, he acts as chairman of the WESTbahn. 

Weibel is now working as an author, publicist and board member. 

Agenda

18:00 Registration
18.30 Sponsor presentation
18:40 Presentation
19:45 Q&A
20:00 Networking Apéro

Event Language: English

Professional Development Units: 2

- Leadership: 

- Strategic & Business Management: 

- Technical Project Management:

Event fee discounts: If your are PMI-CH member, please log in with your PMI-CH member account at www.pmi-switzerland.ch and enter the event from there in order to benefit from the membership discount.

Cancellation policy: 100% refund is possible for a ticket if cancelled 5 days before the event.

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Warwick Hotel
Rue de Lausanne 14
1201 Genève
Switzerland

Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CEST)


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