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 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.

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