Arlene Buehler


Angestellt, IT and Digitalization, CIO/CDO, Deutsche Bahn - DB Cargo AG

Mainz, Germany


IT & Process Consulting
IT Quality Assurance
Project Management
Global Marketing
Digital Media
Business Development
Social Media
IT Governance
Application Management
IT Strategy Development
Strategy and Forecasting
Start-up Consulting
Agile Development
Portfolio Management
Financial Planning
Financial Controlling
Project Controlling


Professional experience for Arlene Buehler

  • Current 3 months, since Nov 2021

    IT and Digitalization, CIO/CDO

    Deutsche Bahn - DB Cargo AG
  • 1 year and 5 months, Jun 2020 - Oct 2021

    Head of Group IT Portfolio & Performance Management at CIO DB Group

    Deutsche Bahn

    Group-wide governance responsibility for: - IT Portfolio Management - IT Performance Management - Project Assurance for large-scale strategic IT Projects Additional responsibility for the following topics: - Setting & executing the Benchmark strategy for the in-house IT service provider - Aligning corporate controlling standards with the IT controlling community - Planning, steering & controlling of the CIO DB Group IT Budget

  • 5 months, Jan 2020 - May 2020

    Head of IT Operational Excellence at CIO DB Group

    Deutsche Bahn

    Responsible for the following topics: - Project Assurance of large-scale strategic IT Projects - Continuous development & execution of the KPI System for IT Projects - Fostering of Best Practice Exchange on IT Project Management across DB Group - Provision of Benchmarking strategy for internal IT Service Provider

  • 1 year and 7 months, Jun 2018 - Dec 2019

    Head of IT Project Portfolio Management

    Volkswagen AG

    Defined, implemented, optimized and monitored VW Group IT Governance Processes for: - Project Planning & Implementation - Project Financing - Project Portfolio Management - Project Management Methods & Tools - Project & Portfolio Management KPIs & Reporting.

  • 3 years and 9 months, Sep 2014 - May 2018

    Head of IT

    Volkswagen Immobilien GmbH

    Responsibility for all of the company's IT services and applications, including the following: - Infrastructure and IT Service Desk - IT Security - IT Governance, Strategy and Processes - Application Management - IT Requirement Gathering & Project Management

  • 1 year and 6 months, Mar 2013 - Aug 2014

    Senior IT Project Manager & System Architect


    Project Lead for SAP Greenfield implementation based on HANA, EHP 7, RE-FX at Siemens Real Estate Business Division in Munich. Managed a multicultural and cross-functional team of 60+ internal and external colleagues in Germany and the US. Global IT Community Lead / global IT demand management at Siemens Real Estate Headquarters: Set up the global community across all 4 Siemens Real Estate Regions (Germany, EMEA, Asia/Australia, Americas) in 10 countries.

  • 2011 - 2013

    Partner & Principal Consultant

    Digital Lead Strategy (Toronto, Canada)

    Provided consulting services in Strategic Marketing, Digital Marketing, Business Development, (IT) Project Management and (IT) Process Management. Selected clients: Sovello AG, Soventix GmbH, Siemens Canada, Hanwha Solar Canada, Sparq Systems, atothethird

  • 2010 - 2011

    Marketing & Fund Raising (Volunteer)

    Toronto Green Community (Toronto, Canada)

  • 2006 - 2010

    Partner & Director Sales & Marketing

    Dressel International Inc. (Manila, Philippines & Toronto, Canada)

    Formed joint ventures with several companies in furniture trade & manufacturing and media production. Was responsible for sales, marketing & finance. Selected clients: Jireh forge, AgileStone, Viktiv Digital Media

  • 2 years and 2 months, Mar 2004 - Apr 2006

    Senior IT Auditor


    At Siemens Corporation USA, Operational Audit, IT Audit Pool (New York, USA): Conducted IT Audits (SAP ERP, CoBIT, IT Security, ITIL, SOA 404) across all Siemens US Operating Companies and Siemens Canada as Lead Auditor and Team Member.

  • 2003 - 2003

    Process Manager CRM


    At Siemens Transportation Systems, CIO Department (Erlangen, Germany): Responsible for CRM Processes of Company and to align internal processes with overall Siemens AG CRM Processes.

  • 2002 - 2003

    Management Consultant


    At Siemens Pte Ltd Singapore, CIO Asia/Australia (Singapore): Conducted e-Business application reviews, business cases and Process Assessments across Siemens Companies in Asia. CIO department in Singapore was the regional extended arm of the then Siemens Centre of e-Excellence for Asia/Australia.

  • 3 years and 10 months, Aug 1998 - May 2002

    Management Trainee


    At Siemens AG, Professional Education, IT Consulting Academy (Hamburg, Berlin): Scholarship with integrated practical semesters at various Siemens Companies and Business Divisions in Hamburg, Paderborn, Munich, Madrid and Singapore.

Educational background for Arlene Buehler

  • 2011 - 2011

    Web Marketing & e-Business

    University of Toronto, Canada

  • 2010 - 2011


    University of Toronto, Canada

  • 2005 - 2006

    Executive Development Program

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Kenan Flagler Business School, USA

    As part of Siemens' global management development program S4 , which was done in cooperation with the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School (USA).

  • 3 years and 8 months, Oct 1998 - May 2002

    Business Informatics

    Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin

    Dual study program with 7 integrated practical semesters at various Siemens divisions in Germany and globally. Fully funded scholarship of Siemens Professional Education's IT Consulting Academy.

  • 1996 - 1997

    College of Arts and Letters

    University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

    1 year of exchange studies at University of Santo Tomas' College of Arts and Letters in Manila, Philippines.


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • Spanish


  • French



Disruptive Technologies
Innovative products
Agile Project Management
Agile Methodologies
Organizational Change Management
IT Project Portfolio Management
International Project Management
Project Controlling


Real Estate
Social Media
Water Sports
World Politics
Digital Photography
3D Animation
Disruptive Technologies
Industry 4.0
Internet of Things
Web of Systems
Leadership Development
Agile Methods
International Travel

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