Ernst Uhrlau (born December 7, 1946) is the President of the German Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND). He graduated from University of Hamburg with specialization in political science.
In 1981, Uhrlau became an assistant to the Head of the Department for Protection of the Constitution of Hamburg, Christian Lochte, and in 1991 he took Lochte’s place. From 1996-98, Ernst Uhrlau was the Chief of Hamburg police. In 1998, Uhrlau was appointed a Coordinator of the Intelligence Community in the office of the Chancellor.
On December 1, 2005, he was appointed to the post of the head of the BND.