IAA Voices Conference Special: Interview BVG
Eva Kreienkamp has been Chairwoman of the BVG Executive Board since October 2020. The manager began her professional career in 1989 as a trainee at the start-up Amadeus Data Process in Erding.
Imagine you are in a time machine and on your way "back to the future". In which year would you like to get off and why?
2030 - that's when we, the Berlin Public Transport Company (BVG), want to have converted our bus fleet to electric drives. I would like to see that now, how our entire fleet travels through Berlin with zero local emissions - without exhaust fumes, without noise.
If you had one superpower that would help you professionally, what would it be?
Sometimes I wish my counterparts could see issues and things through my eyes. That would probably often help us all a lot, just to take different perspectives.
What trend are you currently following with great interest professionally?
I believe that there is currently no more exciting discussion on the topic of public transport than the 9-euro ticket and its effects on mobility in Germany and the industry as a whole. Furthermore, the topic of digitalisation in all its facets is currently moving me. How do we use digital advances and developments for operational issues at depots, in capacity planning, but also for the customer journey, for example?
What is/was the biggest game changer for you in the logistics or transport industry over the past ten years?
The rapidly developing advances in the field of autonomous driving will force us to rethink mobility and urban planning in equal measure in the near future. I'm already very excited about this and am of course closely involved in the topic with the experts at BVG.
What innovation do you currently see internationally as a blueprint on the path to climate neutrality?
In Berlin, we are currently focusing strongly on the decarbonisation of our bus fleet. I hope that the industry and the providers will continue to work intensively on improvements and further developments. Locally emission-free e-buses are a very good answer to many challenges, especially in urban transport.
What are your hopes for the IAA TRANSPORTATION?
I am looking forward to new impulses, good discussions and a boost for Germany and the industry in terms of innovation and new ideas for sustainable mobility.
What are you particularly looking forward to at the IAA Conference?
After the long period of digital meetings and conferences, I am particularly pleased that we are coming together again as an industry and moving things forward together in personal discussions and exchanges.
Eva Kreienkamp has been Chairwoman of the BVG Executive Board since October 2020. The mathematics graduate studied at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf and Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. The manager began her professional career in 1989 as a trainee at the start-up Amadeus Data Process in Erding. From 1991, she worked for ten years at Allianz Versicherung, where she most recently held the position of Senior Vice President. After further managing positions in Berlin, Eva Kreienkamp built up her own consulting company and, after a successful exit into the transport sector, moved to Hamburg-Köln-Express GmbH, where she first took over the financial management and then the management. Since May 2015, she has been Managing Director of Mainzer Verkehrsgesellschaft, where she was responsible for the areas of driving personnel, digitalisation and infrastructure projects, among others.