Andreas Gegenfurtner was born on 30 June 1959 near Stuttgart. After acquiring his higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) in 1978, he joined the Baden-Württemberg police force. In 1987, he enrolled at the University of Applied Police Sciences of the Land of Baden-Württemberg where he obtained a degree in public administration in 1990.
From 1990 to 1996, Andreas Gegenfurtner served in various capacities with the Land Police Headquarters Stuttgart I. In 1996, he completed another study programme at the German Police University in Münster. Subsequently, he served as police commander at the Land Police Headquarters Tübingen. In 2004, Andreas Gegenfurtner joined the Ministry of the Interior of the Land of Baden-Württemberg, where he initially served as policy officer for telecommunications. In 2006, he was appointed general project manager for the introduction of public safety digital radio in the Land of Baden-Württemberg.
From 2007 until mid-2016, he served as Vice-President of the Federal Agency for Public Safety Digital Radio (BDBOS). On 21 June 2016, Andreas Gegenfurtner was appointed President of the BDBOS.