HOCHBAHN - mobility services for Hamburg




The Board of Directors

Henrik Falk
Henrik Falk

Henrik Falk has been a member of the Management Board of Hamburger Hochbahn AG since 1 January 2016 and its Chairman since 1 February 2016. Henrik Falk comes from the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), where he had responsibility on the Management Board for the Finance and Operations Division since 2008. In 2004, Falk, who studied Law, joined BVG as Chief Legal Officer, and from 2007 he was Managing Director of BVG-Beteiligungsholding. Before going into the transport sector Falk was a partner in a law firm in Berlin.


Helmut König
Helmut König

Helmut König, holder of a master’s degree in business administration, has been head of the Finance Division of the Hamburger Hochbahn AG since 2010. Before joining the HOCHBAHN, he served as chief financial officer of the Munich-based EPCOS AG after holding various commercial management positions at Panasonic AVC Networks Germany and was managing director of the Panasonic works in Peine and at a Slovakian subsidiary.


Jens-Günter Lang
Jens-Günter Lang

Jens Lang has been at the HOCHBAHN Group since 1995. He began as Head  of Infrastructure, and was responsible in this position for the major construction projects of HOCHBAHN from 1999 onwards. On top of this, he was managing director of the P+R operating company. After gaining his degree in mechanical engineering, he did a management training programme at the Unilever Group before working for five years at Deutsche Airbus in the factory and plant planning division. He has been responsible for the Technical Division on the Management Board of HOCHBAHN since January 2014.


Claudia Güsken Hochbahn
Claudia Güsken

Claudia Güsken is member of the HOCHBAHN management board since september 2017. She is responsible for the human resources and operations division. The qualified wholesaler and account manager had previously been part of the Dataport board for five years beeing responsible for resources. Dataport is the information and communication service provider for public administration in six federal states. Prior to that she has been head of human resources at Lufthansa CityLine GmbH in Cologne.

How public transport is organised in Hamburg

Hamburg Public Transport Association (Hamburger Verkehrsverbund HVV)

The Hamburg Public Transport Association (Hamburger Verkehrsverbund/HVV) was founded in 1965 by four public transport operators with the aim of providing an alternative to the increase in private car ownership. To have one tariff, one ticket, one timetable for one city – a situation considered perfectly normal today – was very innovative then and met with worldwide acclaim.

In 1996 the HVV transitioned from an operator-driven association to a public transport association of the Public Transport Authorities. Today the federal states Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony as well as the councils of the seven administrative districts surrounding Hamburg are associate partners of the HVV. Apart from HOCHBAHN more than 30 public transport operators are affiliates of the HVV.

The role of the HVV is to translate the Public Transport Authorities’ strategy for an attractive, fundable and environmentally friendly public transport system into concrete requirements and guidelines for the Public Transport Operators. The HVV manages all public transport services for the Public Transport Authorities and coordinates the public transport operators.


Hamburg Public Transport Association (HVV)
Hamburg Public Transport Association © HOCHBAHN


Ownership of HOCHBAHN

HOCHBAHN is a 100% subsidiary of the Hamburger Gesellschaft für Vermögens- und Beteiligungsmanagement mbH (HGV). HGV Hamburger Gesellschaft für Vermögens- und Beteiligungsmanagement mbH is a holding which pools most of the publicly owned companies in Hamburg as well as further shares held by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. 

Hamburger Gesellschaft für Vermögens- und Beteiligungsmanagement mbH (HGV)
Hamburger Gesellschaft für Vermögens- und Beteiligungsmanagement mbH (HGV) © HOCHBAHN


Facts & figures

FACTS & FIGURES hochbahn hamburg
What does the HOCHBAHN actually do? © HOCHBAHN


Annual Report 2015

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