Board of Directors

Jost Lammers
CEO of Munich Airport
"While we continue to drive forward the transformation of air traffic toward a sustainable, climate-neutral and intermodal mobility system, we will at the same time support political decision-makers in securing the future viability and competitiveness of Germany as an air traffic location in the long term."


Jost Lammers is the president of the German Aviation Association (BDL). Since January 2020, the experienced aviation manager has been the CEO of Munich Airport.


Lammers studied business administration and economics in Bayreuth, Witten-Herdecke, and San Diego. He started his career in aviation in 1998 at HOCHTIEF AirPort GmbH, where he took on various responsibilities at the airport holdings in Düsseldorf and Athens. In the Greek capital, he was involved in commissioning and opening the new airport. From 2008 until his move to Munich, Lammers managed Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport as CEO.


Lammers got involved in national and international industry associations at an early stage, and for two years starting in June 2019 he served as president of Airports Council International (ACI) Europe, the European umbrella association for international commercial airports.


Jost Lammers was born in Oldenburg in 1967.

Executive Director
BDL-Hauptgeschäftsführer Matthias von Randow
Matthias von Randow

Matthias von Randow has been Chief Executive Officer of the German Aviation Association (BDL, Bundesverband der Deutschen Luftverkehrswirtschaft) since July 2011. Prior to his appointment, he was an Executive Board representative at Air Berlin from 2009 to 2011. There he was responsible for political affairs, international traffic rights and sustainability/corporate social responsibility.


From 1998 to 2008, he worked at the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, where he became Chief of Staff in 1999. In 2004, he was appointed Director General for transport policy and in 2008 Permanent State Secretary. As State Secretary he was responsible for transport policy including the five transport departments of the ministry and the agencies for aviation, railways, road transport and waterways.


Matthias von Randow was born 1959 May 30th in Koblenz. After graduating from high school, he started an apprenticeship as retail salesman. Following the apprenticeship, he studied economic history, sociology and political science in Bonn and Rome and graduated with a master’s degree. He gained political experience at the German Trade Union Confederation and later at the Federal Office of the Social Democratic Party.


He is married and has two adult daughters.

Dr. Joachim Lang

Dr. Joachim Lang has been a member of the management board of the German Aviation Association (BDL, Bundesverband der Deutschen Luftverkehrswirtschaft) since May 1, 2024. He will succeed Matthias von Randow on July 1, 2024.