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Martin Seiler

Martin Seiler

DB Board Member for Human Resources and Legal Affairs

Deutsche Bahn AG


Martin Seiler

Martin Seiler was appointed DB Board Member for Human Resources and Legal Affairs on 1 January 2018.

Martin Seiler, who was born in 1964, held a variety of HR positions at Deutsche Telekom AG before joining Deutsche Bahn AG. He most recently served as Director of Human Resources and Industrial Relations, a position he assumed in June 2015. In that role, he was responsible for 70,000 employees at Telekom Deutschland and, as Management Spokesperson for Telekom Training, was also responsible for all the vocational trainees and cooperative-education students at the company.

Seiler began his career in 1980 at Deutsche Post in Baden-Baden. After working for the Deutsche Postgewerkschaft (German Postal Workers’ Union, which would later merge with ver.di, otherwise known as the United Services Union) and in that capacity serving as a member of the European Commission’s social dialogue, Seiler took on a management role at Deutsche Post in Bonn in 2003. He held a variety of management positions during his tenure.

In 2004 Seiler became HR Director for the Express and Logistics business segment, where his responsibilities included integrating the HR work of the DHL companies in Germany. As HR Director for Express Deutschland, Seiler represented the company during many negotiations between employer and employee representatives. Beginning in 2009 he was also responsible for human resource management at all the DHL companies in Switzerland and Germany.

Seiler joined Deutsche Telekom AG in 2010 as Director of Human Resources and Industrial Relations for Deutsche Telekom Kundenservice GmbH.

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