Every day, Blacklane connects thousands of passengers with a vast network of licensed and insured professional chauffeurs. We offer the most reliable global professional chauffeur service at the most competitive rates in 60 countries. Our all-inclusive rates are guaranteed at the moment of booking and cover all taxes, fees, tolls, and gratuities. Blacklane’s five-star service combines 24/7 customer care with real-time service control for tens of thousands of top-of-the-line vehicles. Guests can schedule a ride in seconds via Blacklane’s website or apps.
Blacklane was founded by Jens Wohltorf and Frank Steuer in 2011. As frequent travelers, they saw a need for a single global professional chauffeur service. Their vision was a smarter way to book and manage rides — something affordable, reliable, and efficient. Blacklane has grown from a two-man operation in Berlin to an international crew of over 300 people with a satellite office in Singapore. We connect travelers to professional chauffeurs in more than 300 cities in 60 countries across the globe and have established partnerships with titans in the travel industry such as Amadeus, Expedia, Hertz, and Finnair. This means that professional chauffeurs can be reserved as easily as flights and hotels on consumer and corporate travel websites.
Dr. Björn B. Schmidt runs the company’s Finance, Legal, and Strategy, Planning, and Analytics teams. Björn joined Blacklane from IEG – Investment Banking Group, where he was a Managing Director. Previously, he worked in corporate finance and venture capital roles at Deutsche Bank, Axel Springer, Epic Companies (ProSiebenSat.1) and Metro Group. In addition to his role at Blacklane, he is a University Lecturer and the Chairman of the Board at Service Partner ONE. Björn studied Business at Kingston University London and Warwick Business School. He also holds a Doctorate in Economics from Potsdam University.
Co-Founder & CTO
Frank Steuer’s passions for technology, travel and collaboration led to him start Blacklane. As co-founder and CTO, he guides the product innovations for worldwide travelers, chauffeurs and airport concierges. His fast-growing team of product designers, product managers, developers, and engineers in Berlin and beyond makes premium travel more affordable, accessible and environmentally friendly. Before Blacklane, Frank was a Managing Director at SemperLink GmbH and founder of Firstfon Ltd. Prior to this, he managed the Competence Center Network & Mobility in the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Technical University of Berlin. Frank received a diploma in mechanical engineering and a Master of Science in communication and media engineering from the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences. His Master's degree included studies at the University of Helsinki, Oregon State University and Portland State University.
Co-Founder & CEO
Dr. Jens Wohltorf follows his vision to bring peace of mind to the most stressful part of travel: between the front door and airport gate. Jens started his company Blacklane to bring travelers and local chauffeurs together. The results include fair rates for travelers, more revenue for chauffeurs, and environmental efficiency in more than 300 cities in 60 countries. Jens then led the company's expansion into airports. Blacklane now makes VIP airport concierge services available and affordable in more than 500 airports worldwide. Jens is Blacklane's CEO and co-founder. Before Blacklane, he was a heavy traveler as Principal at the Boston Consulting Group. Jens studied industrial engineering at the Technical University of Berlin with research residencies at the University of California, Berkeley, and MIT, where he studied urban traffic patterns. In 2005 he completed his Ph.D. at the Technical University of Berlin.
Dr. Sascha Meskendahl oversees the company's entire growth from marketing and sales, to partnerships. Sascha previously led Blacklane’s Strategy, Planning and Analytics team, before leaving to found a real estate startup, then returning as CRO in April 2016. Before Blacklane, Sascha worked for nine years at Boston Consulting Group as a project leader with a focus on strategy and operations. He holds a PhD in Engineering in project portfolio management from the Technical University of Berlin, where he worked as a researcher. There, he led the largest European study on project portfolio management, comprised of over 250 companies.
Director of Customer Care & Operations
Director of Communications and Public Relations
Director of Operations
Director of Financial Planning & Controlling
Director of People and Culture
Director of Product Management
Director of Business Intelligence
Director of Finance
Regional Director APAC
Director of Marketing
Director of Legal
Director of Engineering