• Amadeus Rail Team

    The Rail team


    Amadeus Rail is a team of
    over 200 rail experts spread across 11 locations

Antoine de Kerviler

Antoine de KervilerGlobal Head Rail & Ground Travel

Antoine de Kerviler joined Amadeus in December 2015 to manage the R&D for Rail and Ground Travel. He brought with him a combination of IS expertise and travel industry experience.

Before Amadeus, Antoine served as CIO for Eurostar where he led a customer focused digital transformation.He also worked, as CIO, for Corsair International, the second largest French airline, and for the Swiss airline, Baboo. He was founder and CEO of Air Turquoise, a start-up, low-cost regional airline. Antoine has also founded several companies, served on the board of a publicly traded web agency; he mentors entrepreneurs and startups and is an angel investor.

Antoine is a French national based in Nice.

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Markus Grafe Head of Partnership Management Rail

Markus joined Amadeus in 2014 and is responsible for developing a strong and sustainable partnership with all companies in the Amadeus Rail Community.

A rail expert with a long term experience at Deutsche Bahn, he brings his extensive experience in developing and implementing ticketing solutions. Markus started his career as a consultant in the airport business; designing, building and operating airports worldwide.

Markus is a German citizen and is based in our office in Frankfurt.

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Pierre-Yves Guillaume

Pierre-Yves Guillaume Head of Rail  
Asia Pacific

Pierre-Yves joined Amadeus in 2015 in Singapore as the head of rail sales & account Management for Asia Pacific. He is familiar with Urban Mobility, Smart City and Rail, Mass Transit and Rail Ticketing/Booking solutions as well as GDS Distribution. He brings with him an Asian business acumen and a deep understanding of the local cultures, having worked and travelled to more than 90 countries over his 20 years working life and lived in Europe,the Middle-East and Asia.

Before joining Amadeus Rail, Pierre-Yves held the role of Leader New Business & Partnerships IT & Systems at GE Transportation, and prior to that, worked for Telvent Transportation, British Telecom and Nortel Networks. He also had his own venture in telecommunications engineering services.

He holds a Master of Business Management Asia from a joint program between University of Rennes & ENPC-MIB in France.

Pierre-Yves speaks English, Spanish, French, a rather fading level Mandarin Chinese but eager to build up capacity in Japanese and Bahasa.

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Christoph Engelschalk

Christoph Engelschalk Head of Portfolio and Delivery

Christoph was born in Germany and is currently based in Frankfurt. He is an engineer and has worked in the aerospace and automobile industries before joining Amadeus in 2005. He is accountable for promoting the rail portfolio in the international marketplace, for Amadeus customers.

He has over 10 years of experience in the travel industry and has focused on bringing Amadeus products, solutions and services to travel organisations. He loves to make things happen.

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Mirja Sickel

Mirja Sickel Head of Sales, Account Management and Marketing

Mirja has worked in several areas of the travel industry – from travel agencies over hotels to airlines - before joining the Amadeus Rail team in 2011.

Throughout her career, she has been in charge of marketing and commercial roles for several companies including Lufthansa and NH Hotels for example. She is now driving the sales and marketing strategy of Amadeus Rail.

Mirja is German and based in Madrid.

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Fabrice Marchand Head of Sales & Account Management
West Europe, Middle East & Africa

Fabrice joined Amadeus in 1993. He is in charge of the sales and account management team responsible for the commercial relations with railway companies in Western Europe, Africa and Middle East.

Fabrice brings 27 years of commercial and marketing experience in technology solutions for the travel industry. His field of expertise encompasses business development, strategy, partnerships and acquisitions, product management, marketing and communication, sales and pre-sales.

Fabrice brings a strong knowledge of the railway sector. Prior to joining Amadeus where he was involved in the launch of Amadeus Rail, he worked for Sabre and Resarail 2000.

He is French, based in Nice.

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Michael Stalte

Michael StalterHead of Sales & Account Management
NECSE & America

Michael joined Amadeus in 2016 and is responsible for the sales and account management activities with rail companies in Europe and America.

He has been a consultant for the last 15 years, developing new IT and consulting businesses with major customers in the travel & transport industry. His fields of expertise encompass IT and the digitalisation of the travel and transport sector with a strong focus on the railway sector. Before joining Amadeus, Michael worked for Capgemini in the Account Management for Deutsche Bahn for 5 years.

He is a German and based in Frankfurt.

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Our lastest thinking...

Whitepaper Changing tacks

Changing tracks

Given all of the ongoing interest and investment, the future looks bright for rail operators across Asia Pacific. We have identified five make-or-break factors for rail travel in Asia Pacific to uncover the true potential of rail. 


Renfe and Amadeus: New partnership to distribute in spain

RENFE and Amadeus´ new partnership
to distribute Spanish rail

RENFE Commercial Director Francisco Cañamero and Amadeus Head of Rail and Ground Travel Thomas Drexler discuss how this partnership will simplify rail travel in Spain.

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Multimodality: the technology behind


New consumer behaviours and the rise of digitalisation are changing the way travellers plan, book and behave during their journey. Communication between the key players of the travel industry will only be achieved with technology.

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