Executive Board

Dr. Heiko Fischer (*1967, Würzburg)

Chairman of the Executvice Board (CEO)
Dr. Heiko Fischer studied business and economics at the Julius-Maximilians-University in Würzburg, and at the University at Albany, State University of New York, in Albany, NY, where he graduated in 1992 with an MBA. In 1996 he earned his doctorate in economic sciences (Dr. rer. pol.) at the Julius-Maximilians-University in Würzburg, a few months after beginning his professional career at VTG as manager of the CEO office.

In 1999 he changed to the Rail Division of the former VTG-Lehnkering AG, where he built up the business line TRANSWAGGON (general cargo rail cars). In 2001 he became managing director of the Rail Division and was responsible for the acquisition and integration of the Brambles European Rail Division.

In May 2004, Dr. Fischer was elected CEO & Chairman of the Executive Board of VTG AG, which subsequent to the company’s IPO in 2007 is trading in the prime standard at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. He is responsible for the Railcar Division as well as human resources, legal & compliance, internal audit, communications and marketing. He furthermore is a non-executive director at NYSE-listed Navigator Holdings Ltd., an LPG shipping company, and currently serves as President of the International Union of Wagon Keepers (UIP) in Brussels.

Dr. Kai Kleeberg (*1960, Hamburg)

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Dr. Kai Kleeberg, CFO, is responsible for the finance department. He also fulfills several mandates at other domestic and foreign subsidiaries and joint ventures of the VTG Group.

Dr. Kleeberg studied business administration at the University of Hamburg. After having graduated in 1986, he worked as research assistant at the Institute for Industrial Management (Institut für Industrielles Management) at the German Military University (Universität der Bundeswehr) in Hamburg. In 1993, he earned his doctorate in economic science (Dr. rer. pol.) and in the same year he began working at debis Daimler-Benz InterServices in Berlin in the area of internal audit/business auditing.

In April 1995, he changed to VTG Vereinigte Tanklager und Transportmittel GmbH. There he was initially responsible for planning and controlling for the newly acquired Lehnkering AG. In 1998, Dr. Kleeberg took over leadership of the corporate development department for the activities of the France-based Algeco Group with its pan-European operations. With the sale of the Algeco Group to Hapag-Lloyd AG, Dr. Kleeberg changed to Hapag-Lloyd AG as of January, 2000, where he was responsible for the integration and change management in the course of the integration of the Algeco Group into the Hapag-Lloyd Group. In August 2001 he returned to VTG-Lehnkering AG and took over the central controlling management.

In May 2004, Dr. Kleeberg was appointed to the Executive Board of VTG AG.

Günter-Friedrich Maas (*1970, Duisburg)

Chief Officer Logistics and Safety
Günter-Friedrich Maas is the member of the Executive Board responsible for the Logistics and Safety area. He also heads up business development in the rail logistics and tank container logistics divisions.

Originally trained as a logistics manager, he has worked in the logistics industry since 1990. In 1995 he began managing Friedrich Maas Spedition in Duisburg, as General Manager and shareholder. The company was later sold to the Dutch Den Harthogh Group. At Rhenus he managed Rhenus Road and was also General Manager of Rhenus RETrans from 2002 to 2006. From 2007 he continued his career at the Hoyer Group, and besides managing Hoyer Nederland BV, also took over responsibility for the central region in the Chemilog business unit. In 2010 Mr. Maas was made director of this business unit.

In June 2014, Günter Friedrich Maas was appointed to the Executive Board of VTG.

Mark Stevenson (*1963, Guildford, Great Britain)

Member of the Board
In his capacity as Chief Investment Officer (CIO), Mark Stevenson is responsible for treasury, financing and tax.

Mr. Stevenson graduated from the University of Oxford before commencing his professional career at Price Waterhouse in London in 1984, ultimately qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1987. He joined Swiss firm Revisuisse Price Waterhouse in 1990 and moved to Leutwiler & Partners in 1992 to work in the Strategic Consultancy Department. While there, he was a consultant to AAE and, in 1994, he joined the company to become CFO. He was made CEO of AAE in 2006 and was appointed as member of the VTG Executive Board in May 2015, within the context of the VTG's merger with AAE.

Supervisory Board

Dr. Jost A. MassenbergMeerbusch, Merchant, Chairman of the VTG Supervisory Board
Dr. Markus C. HottenrottNew York City, Asset Management Employee for Infrastructure Investments at Morgan Stanley 
Jens FiegeMünster, Member of the Executive Board of Fiege Group 
Karl GernandtHamburg, President of the Board of Directors of Kühne Holding AG
Ulrich MüllerHenstedt-Ulzburg, Member of the Executive Board of Joachim Herz Stiftung
Prof. Dr. Franca RuhwedelDuisburg, Professor of Finance and Accounting at the University of Rhein-Waal