Management

Executive Board

Dr. Heiko Fischer (*1967, Würzburg)

Chairman of the Executive 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. In 1995 Dr. Fischer began 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 unit 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. 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.

Oksana Janssen (*1971, Kiev, Ukraine)

Chief Operating Officer Eurasia & Far East
After earning a degree in German language and literature at Kiev State University, Oksana Janssen studied economics at the University of Bremen, majoring in fiscal policy, auditing and finance and graduating in 2001.

A position as Senior Consultant at BearingPoint GmbH in Hamburg launched Ms. Janssen's career, before she took the post of Manager Finance & Accounting at AOL Medien GmbH in 2005. In 2008, she was appointed Accounting Manager at General Mills GmbH in Hamburg, where she was responsible for all accounting and controlling activities in the Eastern European markets. As of 2012, she then oversaw controlling in the markets of Central and Eastern Europe as Head of Controlling.

Oksana Janssen joined VTG AG at the end of 2013 and took over as Head of the Rail Russia Business Unit in early 2016. She also shouldered responsibility for VTG Project Logistics in the markets of Germany, Russia, the Baltic states, China and Japan. In September 2019, Ms. Janssen was appointed to the Executive Board of VTG AG as Chief Operating Officer Eurasia & Far East. In this position, she oversees the Silk Road & Project Logistics, Rail Russia and Tanktainer Business Units.

Mark Stevenson (*1963, Guildford, Great Britain)

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Mark 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.

Mark Stevenson served as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) from 2015 until 2018. He became the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of VTG AG in January 2019.

Sven Wellbrock (*1973, Osterholz-Scharmbeck)

Chief Operating Officer Europe & Chief Safety Officer
After training as a shipping agent, Sven Wellbrock initially worked in chartering at Bruno Bischoff Reederei GmbH in Bremen. He began studying transport/logistics at the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven in 1996, graduating four years later as an industrial engineer.

After completing his studies, Wellbrock resumed his career as a management trainee at the Preussag Group, overseeing various projects for VTG-Lehnkering AG, Hapag-Lloyd Container Line GmbH and Wolf Heiztechnik GmbH. He moved to a position as Coordinator Post-Merger Integration at the VTG Group in 2002 before taking on a number of management posts in the years that followed, including stints as Head of Corporate Strategy, Head of Area Germany and Head of Cluster Nordic.

Sven Wellbrock was made Managing Director at VTG Rail Europe GmbH in 2015. In September 2019, he was appointed to the Executive Board of VTG AG as Chief Operating Officer Europe & Chief Safety Officer. This mandate puts him in charge of the Rail Europe and Rail Logistics Business Units as well as corporate safety/security functions such as occupational safety, data protection and environment management.

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 Infrastructure
Deputy Chairman of the VTG Supervisory Board
Jens FiegeMünster, Member of the Executive Board of Fiege Group 
Eric Philippe MachielsLondon, Asset Manager and Managing Director at OMERS Infrastructure
Ulrich MüllerHenstedt-Ulzburg, Member of the Executive Board of Joachim Herz Stiftung
Marc van't NoordendeAmsterdam, Asset Management Employee for Infrastructure Investments at Morgan Stanley Infrastructure
Christoph OppenauerFrankfurt am Main, Asset Management Employee for Infrastructure Investments at Morgan Stanley Infrastructure
Prof. Dr. Franca RuhwedelDuisburg, Professor of Finance and Accounting at the University of Rhein-Waal