Deutsche Bahn is a German paradox. Their product is becoming increasingly important, also for its owner, the climate-ambitious federal government. At the same time, the performance of the management team led by CEO Richard Lutz (59) is demonstrably getting worse and worse. But instead of intervening, the responsible Minister of Transport, Volker Wissing (53), is visibly dwarfing. He allows the board of directors of the state-owned corporation to act largely unhindered and scatter billions into dubious projects.

How could Lutz make himself so submissive to the Minister of Transport? Why does Deutsche Bahn only provide second-rate services in many respects? And what does this mean for the future of rail transport in Germany? Michael Machatschke, long-time railway expert at manager magazin, informs about this in this podcast in an interview with editor-in-chief Sven Clausen.

In the podcast "Das Thema", editor-in-chief Sven Clausen informs every week about the internal research status on a relevant current and at the same time promising topic of the economy. You can subscribe to the podcast via manager magazin as well as on Spotify, Apple, Deezer and Google.