[London, September 11] Arriva, a leading European passenger transport provider, has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director responsible for a number of countries, including Sweden.
Jana Siber brings extensive experience and will join the Arriva Management Board on 17th September, reporting directly to CEO Manfred Rudhart.
Her responsibilities will include growing Arriva’s presence and innovating to support the specific passenger transport solutions required by local authorities, Governments and passengers in those markets.
Jana will be responsible for the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. She is an accomplished senior leader who brings a wealth of international experience. Most recently Jana worked for Avis Budget Group leading their ZipCar International division, a ‘start-up’ that allows customers to rent cars and vans by the minute, hour and day.
In a five year period at Avis, Jana held several roles, including as VP for Global Licensees responsible for 180 master franchisees. She was also Head of International Strategy for EMEA and APAC, overseeing the development of corporate strategy and processes around annual business planning.
Prior to that, she held senior consultancy roles at Bain & Company UK, Accenture (UK) and Booz Allen Hamilton International (UK) where she led multiple strategy as well as transformation projects.
Manfred Rudhart, CEO, Arriva said: “We have ambitions to be the transport partner of choice for commissioning authorities and customers, and to grow our presence in markets across Europe. I am excited by the renewed focus that these appointments bring, supported as they are by excellent teams across Europe.
"Jana has a proven track record of creating and implementing successful transformation strategies, at scale, and leading cultural change to make this happen. I look forward to welcoming her to Arriva.”
Commenting on the announcement, Jana Siber said: “I am pleased to be joining Arriva at this important time, as the transport sector adapts to the needs of a digital world and new models are coming into play. We must ensure that we work in partnership with our client authorities to make travel easy and seamless for passengers.”
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Arriva is one of the largest providers of passenger transport in Europe, employing over 60,000 people and delivering more than 2.2 billion passenger journeys every year.
Arriva is part of Deutsche Bahn, one of the world’s leading passenger transport and logistics service providers. Headquartered in Sunderland, UK, Arriva is responsible for Deutsche Bahn's regional passenger transport services outside of Germany.
Arriva operates across 14 European markets: the Czech Republic; Croatia; Denmark; Hungary; Italy; the Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia, Spain; Sweden; and the UK.
Arriva är en av Europas ledande operatörer inom kollektivtrafiken. I Sverige hjälper vi cirka 170 miljoner resenärer varje år att komma fram till sina resmål. Med cirka 3 400 medarbetare, 800 bussar, 140 tåg och 50 spårvagnar skapar vi moderna transportlösningar där säkerheten alltid kommer i första hand. Som resenär hos Arriva ska du uppleva att vi gör allt för att din resa ska kännas trygg och ha service av hög kvalitet. Året runt – dygnet runt – fram och tillbaka. Arriva Sverige är en del i Arrivkoncernen som i sin tur ägs av Deutsche Bahn. DB grundades 1994 och har sitt huvudkontor i Berlin. Man har verksamhet inom logistik- och transportsektorn och är 291 000 medarbetare i 130 länder.