Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience Asia

Franz-Josef Schneiders

Franz-Josef Schneiders

Head of division, TG(IST) Chairman

Federal Ministry of Transport


Franz-Josef Schneiders currently heads the Task Force for NATO Affairs in Transport and Logistics, Critical Infrastructures at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Germany. He also chairs the NATO Transport Group for Inland Surface Transport.

The unit he heads cooperates closely with other authorities belonging to the Ministry of Transport plus other ministries affected and international organisations such as the EU, IWGLTS, G7, NATO, TAPA, etc.

One of its objectives is the national and international coordination of all efforts to enhance the resilience of Critical Infrastructure and transport security. In this context, he has responsibility for the strategic policy direction regarding resilience and transport security.

Another aspect that should be stressed is its close cooperation with the freight transport sector. Under the chairmanship ofFranz-Josef Schneiders, the Federal Govemment’s security strategy for the freight transport and logistics industry has been developed. In addition, his unit is also actively involved in implementation of the IT Security Act.