Hartmut Mehdorn

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Hartmut Mehdorn (March 2008)

Hartmut Mehdorn (born July 31, 1942 in Warsaw ) is a former German industrial manager and mechanical engineer .

After studying mechanical engineering at the TU Berlin , Mehdorn worked in various positions in the aviation industry. He was a board member of DASA and chairman of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG. From December 16, 1999 to April 30, 2009 he was Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Bahn AG . From September 1, 2011 to January 7, 2013, he managed Air Berlin . From March 2013, Mehdorn was Chairman of the Management Board of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH and was therefore also responsible for the construction of Berlin Brandenburg Airport . On May 20, 2015, according to a newspaper report, he confirmed that he wanted to retire from all public offices for health reasons.


Childhood, adolescence and studies

Mehdorn was born in 1942 as the son of the engineer Wolfgang Mehdorn and the housewife Erika Mehdorn. He was born during a visit by his mother from Berlin to occupied Warsaw with his father, who was a German soldier there. He was registered at the registry office in Berlin; the place of birth according to the birth certificate is Warsaw. He is the youngest of four children. His parents were owners of a company for plastic injection molding and pressed parts.

In 1944 the Mehdorn family was evacuated from Berlin to Kipfenberg near Eichstätt in Bavaria . Due to his father's employment, the family moved to Karlsruhe in 1947 , where Mehdorn started school. In 1949 he moved to Nuremberg , in 1953 to West Berlin ( Kaiserdamm , Charlottenburg district ), where Mehdorn attended high school and graduated from high school. He was the class representative for almost all of his school days.

Mehdorn studied lightweight construction at the TU Berlin from 1961 (other source: 1960) to 1966 . He wrote his diploma thesis on turbine technology. During his studies he became a member of the Frankonia Berlin fraternity and worked in his parents' business. During his holidays he practiced rowing as a competitive sport and competed in the Berlin championships. He also took part in the German championships once. He prevailed in the easy Jungmann two against two other Berlin boats and became national champion.

Working life

Until 1999

After completing his studies, Mehdorn took up a position as a planning engineer at the United Flight Technology Works (VFW, formerly Focke-Wulf ) in Bremen in 1966 . In 1968 he became assistant to the operations manager at the VFW plant in Lemwerder , responsible for organizing the final assembly. In this role, he worked for a year and a half in scheduling and production planning for the new Transall transport aircraft. He then worked in construction for around two years. When the Bundeswehr was looking for technical officers to introduce the Transall , Mehdorn - who as a West Berliner was not subject to military service - joined the Air Force as a regular soldier . He received four years of training at the Air Force Officers' School (OSLw) in Fürstenfeldbruck and was called in as a reserve officer ( captain ) for four approximately five-week military exercises .

In 1972 he became program manager for the Airbus series at VFW in Bremen. His tasks also took him to Aérospatiale (SNIAS) in Toulouse . From December 1, 1977, Mehdorn worked as a plant manager in Bremen (around 1400 employees). With the takeover of VFW by Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB) in 1981, Mehdorn became head of production at MBB- "Nordwerke" (Bremen, Lemwerder , Einswarden and Varel ). In 1980 he became director of production coordination, purchasing and quality control at Airbus Industrie in Toulouse. In this function he was involved in the development of the first Airbus prototypes. He held this position until March 1984. During his tenure, the development and production preparation of the A310 , A300-600 and A320 fell . According to a media report, he also ensured that some of the aircraft were assembled in Germany .

From April 1, 1984 to December 1989, Mehdorn was Head of Transport and Commercial Aircraft at MBB. In 1985 he became head of the group, in 1986, he also became a member of the Board of MBB , in charge of civil aviation. From 1989 to 1992 Mehdorn was Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche Airbus GmbH in Hamburg . From August 1992 to 1995 Mehdorn was a board member of Deutsche Aerospace AG (DASA) in Munich . After a falling out with Jürgen Schrempp , he left the company on September 30, 1995 without any severance pay . After Jürgen Schrempp was promoted to CEO of Daimler-Benz in 1995 , Mehdorn wanted to take up his post at DASA, but failed. From 1992 Mehdorn was temporarily chairman of the supervisory board of Dornier Luftfahrt .

The fact that the German Airbus locations have successfully established themselves in aircraft construction is largely due to Mehdorn's merit. It is also widely assumed that he made a significant contribution to creating the conditions for moving the Airbus final assembly to Germany in the early 1990s.

In October 1995 Mehdorn moved to Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG as CEO . He expanded the printing machine manufacturer through an expansion strategy to a universal supplier and brought the company to the stock exchange on December 8, 1997 . The numerous takeovers, acquisitions and expansions of the product range in the four years under Mehdorn's leadership particularly affected the area of ​​newspaper printing. During his time as CEO, sales , the number of employees and profits doubled . From September 1998, Mehdorn was also CEO of Lahmeyer AG , which held a 57% majority in Heidelberger Druckmaschinen and was formed the year before through the merger of Lahmeyer and Rheinelektra .

Under Mehdorn, the world market leader for printing machines expanded its product portfolio and developed from a pure mechanical engineering company into a provider of printing systems. However, the numerous acquisitions put a heavy and lasting financial strain on the company and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG fell into financial difficulties. After Mehdorn's departure, the entire newly acquired portfolio was sold again to save the ailing Heidelberger Druckmaschinen.

From October 1, 1998 until the end of 1999, he was on the board of RWE  AG responsible for non-energy investments . In 1997, Mehdorn was in discussion for the newly appointed CEO of Airbus. Among other things, he was a member of the supervisory boards of RWE AG and SAP AG (until May 2015). Around 2002 he was a member of the Lufthansa Technik Supervisory Board .

Hartmut Mehdorn at the opening ceremony of the renovated Dresden Central Station (November 2006)

Chairman of the Board of Management of Deutsche Bahn AG (1999–2009)

Hartmut Mehdorn was CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG from December 16, 1999 to April 30, 2009 .

As early as 1997, the then railway boss Heinz Dürr proposed Mehdorn to the then Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl as his successor as railway boss. However, Kohl's choice fell on Johannes Ludewig .

Mehdorn was asked by Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder in 1999 to replace Ludewig as head of the railway. According to reports, Schröder had called him that morning and offered him the post, although Mehdorn had to make a decision by that afternoon. In mid-September 1999, the federal government and the supervisory board agreed on the premature replacement of Ludewig and the long-distance transport director Axel Nawrocki on September 30, 1999; the Supervisory Board approved this step on September 25, 1999 (other source: September 24, 1999). Mehdorn was to take over the chairmanship of the board by January 1, 2000 at the latest. On December 16, 1999, Mehdorn took over as CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG ; Chief Financial Officer Diethelm Sack had temporarily taken over the function. According to his own statements, Mehdorn had previously expected to work in Heidelberg until the end of his professional life. In 1998 he had already been traded as the successor to Ludewig.

In a first declaration of his goals in January 2000, Mehdorn mentioned a rapid restructuring of the structure, a new management, the improvement of the long-distance transport offer , cooperation with partner railways in freight transport and a new, simpler tariff system for passenger transport. After the financial year 2000 was marked by a massive restructuring course, Mehdorn announced growth as a further corporate goal in 2001. In 2002 the company took over Stinnes AG with the logistics service provider Schenker under his leadership . On May 20, 2003, the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bahn decided, in addition to corrections to the new price system in long-distance transport , to extend Mehdorn's contract to mid-2008 by means of a new five-year contract. According to media reports, Mehdorn had given Chancellor Gerhard Schröder the choice on May 16, 2003: Either his (Mehdorn's) contract would be extended by five years or he would leave the company immediately. Due to the lack of alternatives and the bad experience with Telekom boss Ron Sommer , Schröder decided to stay with Mehdorn.

In 2004 Mehdorn was appointed by the European Commission as a member of the administrative board of the new European Railway Agency.

The capital privatization of the company initially planned for 2005 has been postponed several times. The wage dispute with the union of German locomotive drivers , in which Mehdorn played a key role in 2007 and 2008 , also made headlines .

His contract was extended in June 2007 for a further three years until May 2011; After this time he ruled out a move to the company's supervisory board. Mehdorn's management board remuneration in the 2007 financial year was 2.975 million euros, including 750,000 euros fixed salary and 2.215 million euros variable salary (2006: 3.184 million euros, including 750,000 euros fixed salary and 2.41 million euros variable salary).

In January 2007 Mehdorn was unanimously elected European President of the International Union of Railways (UIC). In October 2007, Mehdorn's biography appeared under the title Diplomat I never wanted to be , which emerged from discussions with the publicist Hugo Müller-Vogg that lasted several days .

During Mehdorn's time as CEO, the problems that arose from mid-2008 with the axles of the ICE 3 and ICE T and the signing of the financing contract for Stuttgart 21 (2009) also occurred .

On March 30, 2009, towards the end of the balance sheet press conference, he announced that he would offer his resignation to the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bahn AG due to the allegations in the course of the data affair at Deutsche Bahn. On February 12, the Berlin public prosecutor's office initiated investigations into possible violations of the Federal Data Protection Act against Mehdorn. With his offer of resignation, Mehdorn did not want the company to “ impose any longer” on the company. According to his own statements, three months of talks with the supervisory board and the federal government preceded his resignation.

After leaving the train, he took a two-month vacation.

At the beginning of July 2010 the public prosecutor's office in Berlin stopped its investigations into the question of whether Mehdorn and the rest of the board had made themselves a criminal offense with the mass comparison of data. According to a media report from 2011, Mehdorn knew much more about these events than previously known. An internal investigation report is said to have shown in 2009 that Mehdorn knew of "questionable" investigation methods in the group. Deutsche Bahn hired a law firm to examine possible claims for damages against Mehdorn by June 22, 2011. The damage resulting from the misuse of data is estimated at at least 45 million euros. A few weeks later, DB supervisory board chairman Utz-Hellmuth Felcht stressed in a letter to Federal Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer that the suspicion that Mehdorn was involved in spying on journalists, supervisory boards and employees had not been confirmed.

Rüdiger Grube , who was Mehdorn's office manager between 1990 and 1992, was appointed by the Supervisory Board on April 25 (with effect from May 1) as the company's new CEO. In the course of the early termination of his employment contract, Mehdorn received a severance payment of 4.985 million euros as well as other pecuniary benefits of 1.136 million euros. According to his own statements, no one had forced him to resign; instead he went voluntarily to take on political responsibility. In this context, Mehdorn also said that he himself had proposed Chancellor Angela Merkel Rüdiger Grube as his successor.

Between 1999 and 2008, Deutsche Bahn's turnover rose from 15.6 to 33.5 billion euros. The company's economic result improved from a loss of 1.538 billion euros (1999) to a profit of 2.483 billion euros (2008). The number of employees fell from around 350,000 to around 240,000 in the same period.

As a railway director, he says he has received extensive personal protection .

Interim activities (2009-2011)

At the beginning of July 2009 Mehdorn was appointed to the board of directors of the airline Air Berlin and on August 1, 2009 to the advisory board of FIEGE Stiftung & Co. KG . At the end of September 2009 he was hired by Morgan Stanley as a consultant for transport projects. He is (as of May 2011) a member of the supervisory board of SAP and a former member of the advisory board of EnBW .

After leaving Deutsche Bahn, Mehdorn moved from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main , where he opened an office community with Herbert Walter and Diethelm Sack in Westend in April 2009 and advised companies. From here he worked as a consultant for Roland Berger for a few months . According to his own statements, he had no employees in his small office.

By his own admission, Mehdorn had received various inquiries from abroad. As a result, he advised the Slovenian government on rail issues and an Egyptian bank on the valuation of a rail investment in Africa . He is also said to have advised the Tokyo subway on issues of privatization and also repeatedly Vladimir Jakunin , the President of the Russian Railways . In 2011 Mehdorn was appointed to the company's supervisory board . Mehdorn rejected an invitation to the supervisory board of their subsidiary Transkreditbank last year.

In spring 2011, together with partners, he planned a venture capital fund for large updraft power plants in desert regions.

Air Berlin (2011-2013)

As the successor to Joachim Hunold , Hartmut Mehdorn was temporarily head of the airline Air Berlin from September 1, 2011 to January 7, 2013 .

According to Mehdorn, Hunold, who is considered a friend of Mehdorn, asked him for help.

Mehdorn explained that despite almost ten years at the top of the railroad, aviation remained his favorite industry and that he had always wanted to run an airline. He should reorganize the company and then quickly hand it over to a successor. The search for a successor to Mehdorn had already started in mid-2011. Mehdorn himself assumed in September 2011 at least one and a half years of activity.

On January 7, 2013, the Board of Directors appointed Wolfgang Prock-Schauer to be Mehdorn's successor at the helm of Air Berlin with immediate effect. He remained a member of the Board of Directors for two months . Mehdorn's contract ran until the end of 2013. According to a media report, Mehdorn made space for his successor earlier than planned, as the board of directors wanted an aviation manager for the further refurbishment.

At the end of 2011, critics accused him of not wanting to slim down the company in view of its losses and of focusing on growth.

Berlin Brandenburg Airport GmbH (2013–2015)

From March 11, 2013, Mehdorn was CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH. Matthias Platzeck had won Mehdorn for the post and negotiated the terms of the three-year contract with him for a few days.

As a board member of Air Berlin, Mehdorn had filed a declaratory action for damages against the airport company. According to his own statements, Mehdorn was exempted from the negotiations in this regard by the BER supervisory board Matthias Platzeck . Mehdorn immediately withdrew from the Air Berlin Board of Directors.

Mehdorn indicated in June 2013 that he did not want to end his work at the airport immediately after it went into operation.

On December 15, 2014, Mehdorn surprisingly announced his resignation from the head of the Berlin Airport Company. He offered to continue to exercise his functions until a successor was found. Unofficially, differences with members of the Supervisory Board were given as the reason for the resignation. His last day of work was March 31, 2015. He thus retired.

Retired activities (since 2015)

In addition to his private life, he has accepted several consulting assignments (as of 2016). He advises some start-up companies and is a member of the supervisory board of Russian Railways (as of 2018).

In summer he spends much of his time in the south of France between Toulouse and Montpellier. He travels with a BahnCard 50 train. As a frequent train driver, he experiences the train "more like a state-run supply railway geared towards the common good as in the old days". In the heart of Europe, the railways need more visions, goals and infrastructure investments.

Private life

The passionate rower has been married to the French Hélène Vuillequez from Algeria since 1973. Mehdorn is the father of two adult sons and one adult daughter. He is considered a lover of French culture and way of life. In addition to sailing and golf, his hobbies include philately , viticulture and metal forging . He is non-denominational . He owns a vineyard in the south of France.

Mehdorn was a board member of the Reading Foundation , is the senior man of the postponed Frankonia Berlin fraternity and was the patron of the Off Road Kids Foundation .

Mehdorn is considered a friend of Gerhard Schröder, whom he has known since the early 1990s.

Mehdorn says he wants to stay in retirement in Berlin. According to other information, he wanted to spend his time at his home in Berlin and in southern France. He said in May 2015 that he had an unexpected health problem, was on the mend and wanted to resign from public office. He later explained that as a result of a drug intolerance, he had kidney failure, as a result of which he was put into an artificial coma. That happened after he left BER.


In 1982 Mehdorn received the Federal Cross of Merit on ribbon for his commitment to Airbus . He has been an officer since 2001 and commander of the French Legion of Honor since 2004 because of his services to Franco-German friendship .

In 1996 Mehdorn was awarded an honorary doctorate from the State Academy of Printing in Moscow. On July 10, 2000 he received an honorary doctorate in engineering from the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg . Mehdorn is also an honorary senator of Heidelberg University .

Mehdorn was named Eco Manager of the Year 2000 in October 1999 . He is also ex-smoker of the year 2002 and holder of the Aéronautique Français , a French medal for honored aeronautical engineers.

On June 24, 2008 he received the Osgar for his commitment to the new federal states .

On November 12, 2010, the Deutsche Maschinentechnische Gesellschaft awarded him the Beuth Medal of Honor for his great services in the further development of Deutsche Bahn AG into a profitable and globally active company and for his commitment to international cooperation between the railways .


During his time as CEO of Deutsche Bahn AG, Mehdorn was one of the most controversial German industrial managers. Mehdorn's resignation has been requested countless times. In a representative survey commissioned by a magazine in mid-February 2009, three quarters of those questioned were in favor of Mehdorn's resignation.

Mehdorn's leadership style, which was seen as direct (“shirt-sleeved”), was often criticized. His stance in the eleven-month collective bargaining conflict with the German Engine Drivers Union met with broad criticism. He was criticized for his rejection of the traveling exhibition Sonderzüge in den Tod (2006) as well as for the strict collection of station and train path prices for the rolling exhibition Train of Remembrance (2008) by DB Netz AG and the temporarily planned introduction of a "service surcharge" for ticket sales at the counter from December 2008.

Mehdorn also attracted many attention due to his direct choice of words. At the end of 2002 , he described the rail customer association Pro Bahn as an association of "self-appointed railroad friends" who had come together to form a typically German complaining association.

In autumn 2001, Mehdorn demanded that the station mission should withdraw from the stations and that Caritas and Diakonisches Werk should no longer operate hot kitchens there, so that homeless people would no longer be drawn. "They don't belong in train stations that are not responsible for social problems anyway."

The corporate strategy was also widely criticized, in particular numerous measures to rationalize and increase the competitiveness of Deutsche Bahn AG with regard to the planned partial privatization of capital . It was often criticized that the company neglected investments in the rail network in order to polish up the result for investors. It was sometimes reported that Mehdorn had absolutely wanted to bring the company to the capital market in order to crown his career with it.

Other points of criticism included the introduction of a new price system (2002) and the discontinuation of the Interregio . In addition, the “decoupling” of large cities (for example Chemnitz , Bremerhaven or Gera ) and the Zoo train station in Berlin from ICE / IC traffic was criticized. Meinhard von Gerkan sued Deutsche Bahn after Mehdorn ordered architectural changes to the new Berlin central station , which significantly interfered with the architectural design. The club German language awarded in 2007 Mehdorn the negative award " Sprachpanscher of the Year " for the heaping use of anglicisms by German Rail. Even after the verification of the master data of the majority of DB employees (" screening ") became known in early 2009 , numerous requests for resignation arose. After years of filtering certain e-mails by the company became known at the end of March 2009, Mehdorn lost the unreserved support of the federal government.

Mehdorn also became a target for criticism directed against the entire company. In part, he was made responsible for railway political decisions by the public sector, for example for decisions on the (non) expansion of routes or the reduction or suspension of regional traffic by the federal states ( regionalization law ). More than a hundred complaints reached his office every day. According to his own statements, he received around 15,000 letters a year, including around 1,000 complaints.

In 2000 Mehdorn was awarded the data protection negative Big Brother Award in the category authorities and administration . An obscure mix of video surveillance by Deutsche Bahn AG was criticized. In 2006 Mehdorn received the locked oyster from Netzwerk Recherche for the restrictive information policy of the railway.

In a representative survey in which the reputation and performance of the 20 Germans who were mentioned by the German Press Agency in 2007 was rated, Mehdorn received the worst rating. In a survey on the reputation of top German managers among 1,000 German executives, Mehdorn was also in last place for several years. At the end of 2008, he took second place in the same statistics.

After numerous problems in the passenger transport of Deutsche Bahn in the winter of 2010/11, Mehdorn protested against the criticism that an austerity policy under his leadership was responsible for the grievances.


  • Hartmut Mehdorn, Hugo Müller-Vogg: "I never wanted to be a diplomat". An interview with Hugo Müller-Vogg . 1st edition, Hoffmann and Campe, Hamburg 2007, ISBN 978-3-455-50047-9 .
  • Markus Wacket: Mehdorn, the railway and the stock exchange. How the citizen falls by the wayside. Redline-Verlag, Munich 2008, ISBN 978-3-636-01572-3 .

Web links

Commons : Hartmut Mehdorn  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  38. a b c Mehdorn stays on the train . In: Berliner Morgenpost from June 28, 2007.
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