On 1 January 2021, Fabio Ramos became the new Director of Corporate Communications at DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH. The 50-year-old is succeeding Christian Hoppe, who had held the position since 2015 and took retirement at the start of 2021. Ramos will assume responsibility for various areas in his new role, including external and internal communications, public affairs, environmental management and customer communications.
The qualified lawyer has been working for DFS since May 2003, starting out as a senior expert of the Corporate Contacts Department and then assuming the position of Head of Political Affairs. From 1999 to 2003, Ramos managed the parliamentary office of Dr Georg Jarzembowski (MEP/transport policy spokesperson of the European People's Party in Brussels).
After completing his law degree at Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn, Ramos was appointed as assessor of law at corporate law firm Dres. Kohlndorfer, Riedl & Partner and subsequently also as in-house lawyer at the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research (FHG e.V.) in Munich.
Fabio Ramos is married and has two children.
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DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, the German air navigation service provider, is a State-owned company under private law with 5,600 employees as at 31 December 2020). DFS ensures the safe and punctual flow of air traffic over Germany. Before 2020, around 2,200 air traffic controllers guided up to 10,000 flights in German airspace every day, more than 3 million movements every year. The company operates control centres in Langen, Bremen, Karlsruhe and Munich as well as control towers at the 16 designated international airports in Germany. The subsidiary DFS Aviation Services GmbH markets and sells products and services related to air navigation services, and provides air traffic control at nine regional airports in Germany and at London Gatwick Airport and Edinburgh Airport in the UK. R. Eisenschmidt GmbH is another DFS subsidiary which markets publications and products for General Aviation. Kaufbeuren ATM Training (KAT) is responsible for training military air traffic services personnel. DFS has been working on the integration of drones into air traffic since 2016 and has set up a joint venture, Droniq GmbH, with Deutsche Telekom.