Udo Hansen

Präsident, BDLS Bundesverband der Luftsicherheitsunternehmen

Udo Hansen was appointed the first President of the newly established BDLS – Federal Association of Aviation Security Companies – in 2017. After graduating in administration, Hansen already held various management positions in his professional career. He entered the field of aviation security in the early 1990s.

From 1994, Hansen was Head of Department at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI), where he was also responsible for on-site consulting in the renovation and construction of the airports of Warsaw and Prague with respect to Schengen readiness and EU aviation security standards. From 1997, he then worked as Head of the Border Protection Agency for two years at Frankfurt airport. An important part of this role was overseeing the employees of aviation security control (formerly FAG).

Mr Hansen was President of the Federal Border Guard/Federal Police Headquarters (East) from 1999 to 2008. This organisation was also responsible as the federal intermediate authority for the administrative and technical supervision of subordinate aviation security authorities in the states of Berlin, Brandenburg and Saxony. This position involved intensive cooperation between the authority and private security service providers through an extensive initiative on quality-oriented processes in working procedures.

After leaving active service, he focused on organisational and security-relevant topics in order to improve quality and optimise processes for public and private security services.

His many years of commitment to quality and process optimisation as well as quality management are further evident in his work in the German Association for Quality (DGQ). Hansen joined the management board here in 2004 and has held the office of President since 2014.