Ralph Beisel

ralph beisel

Ralph Beisel is the Managing Director of the German Airports Association, the ADV. He completed his studies in Business Management and European Business Administration at the European Partnership of Business Schools in Reutlingen (Germany), Nancy (France) and in London (UK).


Ralph Beisel worked as a management consultant in the travel & transportation sector with a particular focus on the aviation industry for more than 13 years. As a partner at Arthur D. Little, he was in charge of the Aviation Competence Centre Europe. He worked on over 120 projects for airlines, air traffic control organisations and airports. Most assignments were about developing and implementing strategies for generating profitable growth, realigning organisations and about business restructuring and development.


Ralph Beisel then moved to Thomas Cook AG, where he became Director of International Hotel Procurement in 2006 and was responsible, for example, for the management of incoming agencies in destination regions.


Since the beginning of 2007, Ralph Beisel has been Managing Director of the ADV, which is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. The 49-year-old industry expert has also released numerous publications on aviation and cost management.

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