Thorsten Schmacker, a trained banker, immersed himself early in the world of numbers. After studying economics and social sciences, he worked as a Project Manager at ABB in Mannheim, where he was responsible for the commercial management of international infrastructure projects. After a short break in purchasing and building management at ABB, he worked for Deutsche Bahn AG. As Commercial Manager, Thorsten Schmacker was responsible for the concerns of DB Netz AG in Hanover. Following this, as Head of Commercial Project Management, he was responsible, for tasks including the implementation of the commercial change process for the merger of two companies within DB Netz AG Hannover. Since 1 March 2019, Thorsten Schmacker is the Managing Director responsible for Finance, Organisation and IT at the Wagner Group.