Rüdiger Grube, the CEO of Deutsche Bahn (DB), who succeeded Hartmut Mehdorn in the most difficult situation for the company in years, holds his function for over 100 days now, Railway Market - CEE Review reported.
Hartmut Mehdorn, who was the company's CEO for nearly 10 years, was forced to resign, due to the series of scandals including spying on Deutsche Bahn's employees. This is why many people were curious, what the new CEO will be like.
The German daily Die Welt cites some opinions regarding 100 days of Rüdiger Grube. According to the newspaper, even though there are people, who admire his determination, there are still more managers in DB, who are not satisfied with his decisions.
- I am missing the clear strategy for the group, which Hartmut Mehdorn had - one of the managers cited by Die Welt said. - Grube is betting on consolidation instead of expansion. This is why he postponed the planned IPO of DB. Although Grube's behaviour might be tactically clever in the short-term, he has to provide DB with a new strategy in the long-run.