Dr. Sigrid Evelyn Nikutta

CEO, Chief Executive Officer

Dr Sigrid Evelyn Nikutta has been CEO at the BVG since 1 October 2010.

From 1993, she worked in the management of a medium-sized business in Bielefeld, before joining Deutsche Bahn AG in 1996, where she held various management functions in the Training Division. In 2001, she became Director of Human Resources at DB Schenker Rail in the Cargo Division of Deutsche Bahn. She was then appointed Director of Production and Business Management Spokesperson of the Block Train Transport Division in Mainz, making her the manager of all engine drivers and locomotives in the DB Cargo Division. In her final role, she was Director of Production at the Polish Schenker subsidiary DB Schenker Rail Polska in Zabrze.

Dr Nikutta has been CEO at the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) since 1 October 2010. On 1 January 2013, her contract was extended early for a further five years. 

She was named “Female Manager of the Year” by Mestermacher Group in 2012 and included on the list of the “25 Top Businesswomen” by the “Financial Times Germany” in 2011. Specialising in modern management methods, she has always promoted young talent and women, particularly in technical professions, throughout her career.

In addition to managing the BVG, Dr Sigrid Evelyn Nikutta holds various other offices and committee memberships. She is Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of the Institute of Railway Technology (IFB) and of BT Berlin Transport GmbH, as well as Deputy Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Vossloh AG. She is Deputy Chairwoman in the Senate of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and a member of the committees of the German Transport Forum (DVF), the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV), and the Association of Berlin Merchants and Industrialists (VBKI). She is also a Policy Board Member of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP).

She studied psychology at Bielefeld University from 1988 to 1993 with a special interest in occupational, industrial and organisational psychology. In 2009, she completed a doctoral degree entitled “Mit 60 im Management – Vorstand oder altes Eisen?” at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

Dr Sigrid Evelyn Nikutta was born on 1 April 1969 in Szczytno in the Masurian Lakelands, but grew up in Enger (Eastern Westphalia).