Erich Forster is CEO of WESTbahn Management GmbH and its parent company Rail Holding AG. He stands up for competition in the railway sector in order to increase the attractiveness of the sector for the customers with affordable prices and best quality.
He started his career at the Austrian Federal Railway, where he gained extensive knowledge of the sector through his functions in the various areas – freight transport, market research, marketing and manager for long-distance passenger transport. Supervisory Board activities and international projects also enlarged his know-how. At the European level he is working together with other private railway companies in the newly founded “Alliance of the Private Railways – ALLRAIL” for more competition in order to make the railways more competitive against other means of transport.