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Since 2014   Scientific Advisory Board of the Federal Association of German Criminal Investigation
Officers (BDK)
     
2013 - 2015   Board of the Association of the German Electrical & Electronics Industry (ZVEI)
     
2011 - 2015   Advisory Board for the “Security of the Future” of the Federal Minister of Economy and Energy
     
2009 - 2015   Advisory Board of the private University of Economics WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar
     
2007 - 2015   GESA (German European Security Association)
     
Since 2002   Advisory Board of the Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) of the University of Herzliya, Israel
     
2008 – 2011   Security Commission of the Association of the German Electrical & Electronics Industry (ZVEI) and speaker for its security domain
     
2010 – 2011   Federal Association for the German Defence and Security Industry (BdSV)
     
2006 - 2007   On proposal of the German Government, sole German industry representative in the European Security Research and Innovation Forum (ESRIF) and rapporteur of the ESRIF working group on critical infrastructures. ESRIF was a high-level advisory board to the EU Commission and the EU Member States aiming at civil security policy making and establishing and carrying forward a mid and long term Joint Security Research and Innovation Agenda
     
2006 – 2007   Co-founder and first President of the European Organisation for Security (EOS). EOS has been created by European private sector providers and users from all domains of security solutions and services with the aim of promoting innovation and implementation of civil security capabilities. This initiative was founded in close cooperation with the EU Commission
     
2005 – 2006   On proposal of the German Government, first President of the European Advisory Board for Security Research to the European Commission (ESRAB). ESRAB has produced guidelines for structuring the 1.4 billion Euro 7th European Framework Program on Security Research, valid from 2007 until 2014, and has recommended the foundation of ESRIF as well as of EOS
     
2005 – 2007   AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) and Vice President of its Security Commission
     
2001 – 2004   Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM) and chairperson of its Security Working Group
     
1995 – 1997   Chairperson of the Working Group on Trafficking of the Intergovernmental Consultations on Asylum, Refugees and Migration Policies in Europe, North America and Australia in Geneva
     
1992 - 1997   FAST-Core Group (Future Automated Screening of Travellers) of the World Travel & Tourism Council in Brussels
     
1992 – 1997   Panel of Experts on Facilitation of the Air Transport Committee of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
     
1988 – 1997   Working Group established between the International Air Transport Association and 15 States on security & facilitation in air transport (IATA/CAWG)
     

Others:
Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter (Federal Association of German Criminal Investigation Officers - BDK)
Anwenderforum für Fernmeldetechnik, Computer, Elektronik und Automatisierung (AFCEA; Association for Information and Telecommunication Technologies in Defence & Security)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Wehrtechnik (DWT; Germany Society for Defence Technology)
Förderkreis Heer (FKH; Association for German Land Defence)
Rechtsanwaltskammer (Bar Association) for the district of the High Regional Court of Koblenz

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