Office

Executive Board
Matthias von Randow
Executive Director

Matthias von Randow has been executive director of the German Aviation Association (BDL) since July 1, 2011.

Departments
Sebastian Dreyer (attorney at law)
Head of Parliamentary & Government Relations

Sebastian Dreyer is responsible for governmental and parliamentary relations, the establishment and maintenance of professional contacts with ministries, authorities and parliaments. He also coordinates some of the policy priority areas, in particular European policy and consumer policy.

Tamara Hartwich
Head of Operations, Engineering & Safety

As head of operations, engineering and safety, Tamara Hartwich is responsible for air traffic management issues as well as issues related to the Single European Sky.

Dr. Lars Hoppe (attorney at law)
Head of Legal & Taxes

As head of legal and taxes, Dr. Lars Hoppe is responsible for matters concerning air traffic law, consumer rights and general aviation legislation.

Norbert Lübben
Head of Economics

As head of economics, Norbert Lübben is responsible for the analysis of the economic significance of aviation, the development of the aviation market and the basic condition.

Uta Maria Pfeiffer
Head of Sustainability

As head of sustainability, Uta Maria Pfeiffer looks after matters relating to noise control and environmental and climate protection. She is a member of the advisory committee pursuant to Section 32a of the Air Traffic Act.

Ralf Seeliger
Head of Infrastructure

As Head of Infrastructure, Ralf Seeliger is responsible for topics such as capacity in the European air traffic control area, needs-based airport infrastructure and operating times at airports. He also coordinates air freight at the BDL office.

Sebastian Zurfähr
Head of Security

Sebastian Zurfähr is responsible for issues relating to aviation security, such as security controls, airport security and security checks.

Media and Public Relations
Ivo Rzegotta
Head of Strategic Planning and Communication

Ivo Rzegotta is responsible for press relations on the topics of climate protection, air transport policy, the economic significance of aviation and safety in flight operations, as well as the association’s overall strategy and communication strategy.

Claudia Nehring
Press Spokesperson, Head of Public Relations and Online Communication

Claudia Nehring is responsible for public relations on the topics of safety in flight operations, aviation security and unmanned aviation, as well as online communication.

Carola Scheffler
Press Spokesperson, Head of Public Relations and Event Management

Carola Scheffler is responsible for public relations on the topics of noise control in air traffic, consumer issues, airport infrastructure and aviation security, as well as event management.

Eric Brandmayer
Online Communication

Eric Brandmayer is responsible for online communication. His tasks include the maintenance of the website and the planning and implementation of social media campaigns.

Assistant to the Executive Director
Irina Bröckl
Assistant to the Executive Director

Irina Bröckl manages the office administration and acts as assistant to the executive director.

Benjamin Trinks
Assistant to the Executive Director

Benjamin Trinks manages the office administration and acts as assistant to the executive director.