ÖBB freight carrier Rail Cargo Austria has acquired a new production and maintenance board member in the form of Bettina Castillo from Salzburg. The Director and PhD in Business Administration are currently responsible for global logistics at Ikea.
From January 1, 2024, the director will replace her colleague Emre Kovacs, according to the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB).
Kovacs remains CEO of the subsidiary Rail Cargo in Hungary and will advise ÖBB for the Eastern and Southeastern Europe region.
Castillo has 15 years of professional experience in logistics management and most recently was Head of Global Supply Operations Department and was therefore responsible for developing and improving merchandise flows at IKEA.
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Born in Salzburg, she began her career in science, first at the Institute for Production and Logistics Management at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, and then at the Kuhn Institute for Logistics Management at the University of St. Gallen researching and teaching in the field of logistics network planning and shared transport.
From 2009 to 2015, the doctor held various management positions at SBB Cargo and SBB Cargo International, most recently as a member of the Board of Directors and responsible for transport safety in Europe. Since October 2015, as Director of Global Supply Operations at IKEA Supply AG, she has been responsible for IKEA’s logistics services worldwide.