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 Security & European Politics

As head of security, Sebastian Dreyer is responsible for issues relating to aviation security, such as security checks, airport safety and security inspections. He also looks after all matters concerning European aviation politics and represents the BDL at the EU level.

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.

Moritz Just
Project Manager, Climate Protection and Aircraft Noise Portal

Moritz Just is project manager for climate protection and the aircraft noise portal.

Michael Kandora
Parliamentary and governmental relations
Michael Kandora supports the BDL in establishing and maintaining contacts in the political arena.
Marian Kortas
Head of Operations, Engineering & Safety

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

Norbert Lübben
Head of Economics & Statistics

As head of economics & statistics, 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.

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

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

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.

Nils Wigger
Public Relations Officer

Nils Wigger works in the field of public and media relations and is responsible for press relations on the topic of climate protection in aviation.

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.

Alica Kirchner
Event Management

Alica Kirchner works in the field of event management.

Claudia Nehring (on parental leave)
Press Spokesperson
Sandra Kube (on parental leave)
Press Spokesperson
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.