Board of Directors

BDL-Präsident Peter Gerber
Peter Gerber
CEO Brussels Airlines and Chief Representative of the Lufthansa Group for European Affairs

Peter Gerber, born in Gießen, Germany in 1964, is acting president of the German Aviation Association (BDL). He has been CEO Brussels Airlines and Chief Representative of the Lufthansa Group for European Affairs since March 2021. In his previous position, Gerber acted as Chairman and CEO of Lufthansa Cargo AG.


He started his career with Lufthansa in 1992. Gerber studied law and business administration in Gießen and Hagen. In 2008, he completed a Senior Executive Program at Columbia University in New York.


In addition to his responsibilities as CEO of Lufthansa Cargo, Gerber serves as Supervisory Board member of Albatros and Fraport AG as well as on the on the Executive Board of BVL, German supply chain network, and BDF, German Airline Association. In September 2017, Gerber took over as Chairman of the IATA Cargo Advisory Council.

Executive Director
BDL-Hauptgeschäftsführer Matthias von Randow
Matthias von Randow

Matthias von Randow has been executive director of the German Aviation Association (BDL) since July 1, 2011. Prior to his appointment, he acted as board representative for Air Berlin from January 2009 to June 2011. There, he headed the Departments of Political Affairs, International Transport Law and Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility.


After passing the high school examination, he completed his apprenticeship as a retail salesman before studying economic and constitutional history, sociology and political science in Bonn and Rome. He gained his first experience in association work with the Federal Board of the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB) and the SPD party leadership. From 1998 to 2008, he worked for the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, where he took over the leadership of the political staff in 1999. In 2004, he was appointed head of the General Policy Department for Transport. In January 2008, he was appointed permanent state secretary in the BMVBS. In this role, he was responsible for transport policy, including the ministry’s five transport departments and all subordinate areas of transportation.


Matthias von Randow was born on May 30, 1959, in Koblenz.