Alstom Appoints Ming Geng as China Cluster Managing Director
1 September 2022 – On September 1, 2022, Alstom has appointed Ming Geng as China Cluster Managing Director, effective as of the day of appointment. Based in Beijing, China, Ming will be responsible for the execution of the Alstom in Motion strategy in China, as well as the cluster’s commercial and operational performance.
Ming Geng brings over 23 years of long and successful experience in the railway industry. He began his career in 1999, working with Guangzhou Metro Corporation as a Fleet Operation & Maintenance Engineer. Since 2003, he played different roles as Rolling Stock Project Manager and Head of Rolling Stock for the project management department. After that, Ming joined TUEV Rheinland Greater China as a General Manager of the Business Unit Guided Transport Systems and Aviation Technology. During 14 years of working for Siemens Mobility, Ming was heading the Business Unit Rolling Stock for Siemens Mobility Greater China for 10 years. In parallel, he was Chairman and CEO of Siemens Mobility Equipment (China) Limited from 2019 to 2022.
Joining Alstom in March 2022, Ming Geng took up the position as Systems, APM & Monorail Director China & General Manager of JV PATS (CRRC Puzhen Alstom Transportation Systems Limited). He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Automation, and a Master of Business Administration.
“I am honoured to work with the team in a newly appointed role, to co-write the new chapter of Alstom’s business in China. With the rapid development of rail transit industry, China takes the lead in multiple aspects including high-speed trains, locomotives, metro, light rail, and urban medium and low volume transportation system. China is a dynamic market with huge potential and is full of opportunities. Alstom, with over 60 years of experience in China and as a participant and witness of the fast development of China’s rail transit industry, will further strengthen the strategic cooperation with local customers and partners across products and services. In the meantime, Alstom will power China's dual carbon strategy and boost smarter and greener sustainable development of China’s rail transit industry by virtue of comprehensive product portfolio and its localisation, digital mobility solutions and progressing local R&D innovation capabilities,” said Ming Geng, Managing Director of Alstom China.
Present in China for over 60 years, Alstom participates in the full spectrum of China’s railway projects. Alstom in China now has a complete range of rolling stock (high-speed trains, railway passenger cars, locomotives, metro, automated people movers, monorail and trams), state-of-the-art components (traction systems, bogies, traction motors, dampers), customised services as well as infrastructure and signalling solutions.
Alstom in China has eleven joint ventures, eight wholly foreign-owned enterprises, and over 10,000 employees. Together, the joint ventures have delivered more than 6,000 railway passenger cars and 1,530 electric locomotives, more than 7,200 metro cars, over 800 monorail cars, 136 automated people mover cars, and 191 tram cars to China’s growing rail transit market, as well as to overseas markets. In China, Alstom also provides customers with a wide range of services solutions, from heavy maintenance to modernisations, and currently has more than 3,200 metro cars under maintenance contracts. It is a major signalling supplier to the Chinese high-speed network, and through its joint ventures, its signalling systems and propulsion equipment are utilised in more than 100 urban mass transit lines.
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