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.

Kevin Feld
Project Manager, Climate Protection and Aircraft Noise Portal

Kevin Feld is project manager for climate protection and the aircraft noise portal.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tim Bornkessel
Press Officer

Tim Bornkessel is responsible for online communication. His tasks include the maintenance of the website, the planning and implementation of social media campaigns and support with press activities.