The President is the head of the Federal Administrative Court. He is the hierarchical superior of the judges with regard to personnel matters as well as of the administrative staff of the Court. In this function, the Vice President acts as his deputy. The President also holds the position of a judge and presides a Senate - currently the 7th and 10th Senate. The President is equal among equals in his office as judge without any authority over the other judges. The tasks of the President also include maintaining contacts with other courts and judicial organisations in Germany and abroad.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Korbmacher is the President of the Federal Administrative Court.
He was born in Freiburg im Breisgau in 1960. After completing his legal studies, he began his career as a judge at the Berlin Regional Court in 1988. In January 1990, he became a judge at the Berlin Administrative Court. In the same year, he obtained a doctorate of law from Freie Universität Berlin. In the following years, he was seconded as research associate to the Constitutional Court of the federal state of Berlin and to the Senate Department for Justice.
In January 2003, he became a judge at the Berlin Higher Administrative Court (later on the Berlin-Brandenburg Higher Administrative Court). In May 2005, he was appointed presiding judge at the Higher Administrative Court.
Following his appointment as judge at the Federal Administrative Court in November 2008, Mr Korbmacher became a member of the 9th Senate, which is responsible, among other things, for proceedings under planning law regarding the construction of federal trunk roads and for the law on public charges levied by municipalities. Since May 2017, he is presiding judge of the 7th Senate. Its responsibilities include the law on environmental protection including the immission control law. Since August 2021, he is additionally presiding the 10th Senate, which is responsible for the law on freedom of information.
In addition to his work as a judge, Prof. Dr. Korbmacher is honorary professor at Technische Universität Berlin since 2007.