Hitachi Rail and Europe: senior management changes

Karel Novak, Published on 02/02/2023
Hitachi Rail and Europe: senior management changes
Andrew Barr

With effect from 1 April 2023, Andrew Barr, currently Group CEO of Hitachi Rail, will assume the role of Vice President and Executive Officer in charge of Regional Strategies (EMEA) and President of Hitachi Europe Ltd.

In this newly created role, Andrew Barr will be responsible for driving the growth of Hitachi's businesses in the mobility, energy and digital sectors in Europe.

“I’m excited by this new opportunity to deliver Hitachi’s ambitions to serve customers and society across the many sectors in which Hitachi is present in Europe,” said Andrew Barr, Group CEO, Hitachi Rail. “Over the last four years as Group CEO for Hitachi Rail, I am proud to have led our teams through the global pandemic, delivered the global integration of our signalling capabilities, driven the significant expansion of our presence in the USA and Canada, and launched our new Smart Mobility business.

Barr will be succeeded by Giuseppe Marino, currently CEO and General Manager of the Ansaldo Energia Group. As the new Group CEO of Hitachi Rail, Marino will be tasked with leading the business to support the social, environmental and economic goals of Hitachi's Mid Term Management Plan 2024.

Giuseppe Marino
Giuseppe Marino

“I am proud to be returning to Hitachi Rail at this very exciting time,” said Giuseppe Marino, CEO and General Manager Ansaldo Energia Group. “Andrew’s leadership of Hitachi Rail has seen it grow considerably in recent years, and the roadmap established in the mid-term management plan is just as exciting. I am committed to ensuring that we will remain focused on serving our customers and society, leading our teams to pioneer greener and more digital solutions, and successfully closing the planned acquisition of Thales’ Ground Transportation Systems (GTS) business.”

Giuseppe Marino is currently CEO and General Manager of the Ansaldo Energia Group and previously held senior management positions at Hitachi Rail, including Group COO of Rolling Stock. With a strong background in engineering and international management, Marino brings experience from the automotive and safety technology sectors. In his previous role at Hitachi Rail, Marino drove the integration of Ansaldo Breda and Ansaldo STS, delivered the ETR1000, Italy's flagship very high speed train now operating in Spain and France, and ensured operational excellence at Hitachi Rail's Newton Aycliffe factory in the North East of England.



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