Klaus-Dieter Scheurle is President of the German Aviation Association (BDL) and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the German air navigation service provider DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH. He has been the CEO of DFS since 2013. Previously, as State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, he chaired the DFS Supervisory Board.
After completing his legal studies, Klaus-Dieter Scheurle began his career at the German Federal Ministry of Justice. He subsequently held positions in the Bavarian State Ministry for Federal and European Affairs and in the German Bundestag, the national parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany, before moving to the Federal Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in 1993. In 1998, he was appointed the first president of the Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications and Posts, the present-day Federal Network Agency. From 2001 to 2008, he was Managing Director at Credit Suisse in the investment banking division. In 2009, the Federal Minister of Transport appointed him as State Secretary with civil servant status at the Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development. In this position, he was responsible for the entire transportation sector in Germany.
Klaus-Dieter Scheurle was born on 31 October 1954 in Bad Cannstatt, a city district of Stuttgart.