With a quarter-century of ICT industry experience, Andrea Vogel, Senior Vice President of Application Development at DB Systel GmbH, has always demonstrated top leadership skills. She sees people as unique individuals, understanding their point of view and motivating them to excel. Her duties in her current role are vast. Very experienced in reorganizing, repositioning and building up very large international IT (delivery) organizations, Ms. Vogel is leading an organization of approximately 2,000 employees which provides application services to German railways (Deutsche Bahn AG).
Her key objective is to reposition her organization to be able to optimally support her clients, German railways, in meeting and successfully mastering its future challenges.
In this context, Ms. Vogel puts a high emphasis on transformation and change management as well as operational excellence whilst creating a common identity and team spirit (“Code of Conduct”).
In the coming years, she would like to continue working in her current position to further implement her change strategy and plans to consistently deliver respective business benefits while working on larger structures. Additionally, she would like to continue to work on her own personal development.
Successful because of her open and honest approach, Ms. Vogel cites her straightforward management style and doing her job with absolute passion. Additionally, she credits her personality, value system, empathy for others, and ability to understand complex situations very quickly and to identify and implement sustainable solutions. She became involved in her current position after spending many years working for large global IT service providers such as EDS. Her experience includes working as an international business unit leader, and DB Systel GmbH selected her as the senior vice president due to her industry expertise and qualifications.
What also helped her progress was her education. Ms. Vogel earned a degree in French and English A-level teaching, a master in English and computer linguistics, and a diploma in adult education.
DB Systel GmbH, a subsidiary of the Deutsche Bahn, is the solution-oriented business partner for the complete ICT range and one of Germany’s leading ICT solution providers.
DB Systel covers the whole life cycle of IT and telecommunications solutions – from professional analysis and strategic planning and development to operation and optimization.
DB Systel supervises about 600 productive IT applications. These include numerous applications developed in-house in addition to current standard software.
For more information about DB Systel, please visit the company’s website.