Holger Mey

Holger H. Mey, born in 1958 in Flensburg, Germany, is Vice President, Advanced Concepts, Airbus, Munich, Germany.

Before joining which was then EADS Defense & Security (then Cassidian, and now Airbus) in June 2004, Prof. Mey worked for 12 years as a self-employed security policy analyst and consultant in Bonn, Germany.  Among many other functions, Prof. Mey servedas President & CEO of the Institute for Strategic Analyses (ISA) in Bonn, Germany. Over many years, he was a frequent TV and radio commentator, publisher, and lecturer. Dr. Mey is an Honorary Professor for Foreign Policy at the University of Cologne, Germany.

Prof. Mey began his professional career 1986 as a Research Associate at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (Foundation for Science and Politics) then in Ebenhausen, now in Berlin, Germany. From 1990 to 1992, he served as a Security Policy Analyst on the Policy Planning Staff of the German Minister of Defense.  From 1992 to 1994, already self-employed, he became the Security Policy Advisor to the Chairman of the Defense Committee in the German Parliament.  In 1992, he founded the ISA and directed and conducted well over 30 studies for various Ministries and Government Agencies.

He is a member of many international and national foreign and security policy associations, including the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS, London) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik(the German Council on Foreign Relations, DGAP), Berlin. He is also a Honorary Ancien of the NATO Defense College (NDC) in Rome.

Prof. Mey published more than 150 articles in major security policy journals, newspapers, and books.  He is editor, co-author and author of a number of books, including “Deutsche Sicherheitspolitik 2030”, Frankfurt: Report Verlag, 2001 (English version: “German Security Policy in the 21stCentury”, New York / Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2004).