Arne Schönbohm took up his position as president of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) on 18. February 2016. Arne Schönbohm (born 1969 in Hamburg) studied international business administration at the International School of Management in Dortmund, as well as in London and Taipei. Between 1995 and 2008 he held several senior positions within EADS Germany, now Airbus, most recently as Vice President Commercial and Defence Solutions for EADS Secure Networks.
From 2008 to 2016 he was Chief Executive Officer of BSS BuCET Shared Services AG (BSS AG), which advises companies and public authorities in the fields of digitalisation, cyber security and data protection.
In addition to this activity, Arne Schönbohm served, beginning in August 2012, for more than three years as president of Cyber-Sicherheitsrat Deutschland e.V., a Berlin-based politically neutral association, that has set itself the task of advising companies, public authorities and policymakers on matters of cyber security and strengthening them for the fight against cybercrime.
He is also the author of various books, including “Deutschlands Sicherheit – Cybercrime and Cyberwar” (2011).