Mr. Andreas Reisen is the Head of the "Passports and ID Documents, Identification Systems" Division within the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, a position he has held since September 2005. Mr. Reisen’s responsibilities include the Federal biometrics strategy, the government’s e-card strategy and current projects such as the introduction ofelectronic ID cards. He successfully introduced the first and second generation ePassports in Germany in November 2005 and November 2007 respectively.
Mr. Reisen is member of the Standing Committee of the International Forum for Travel Documents.
Mr. Reisen took up his current post having headed the project group relating to the BundOnline 2005 Federal eGovernment initiative from 2002 and 2005. He is a physics graduate with a master’s degree from Aachen University of Technology.