The SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) is delighted to announce that Florian Guillermet, Deputy Executive Director of the SJU, has been selected for the position of Executive Director. Florian’s appointment comes at a time when the SJU and its members prepare for the next phase of SESAR, Europe’s ambitious research and development (R&D) programme on Air Traffic Management (ATM).
Commenting on his appointment, Florian said: “SESAR is Europe’s most ambitious research and development programme and I am extremely honoured to have been chosen to steer the programme.”
Since joining the SJU in 2008, Florian has spearheaded major strategic and operational shifts across SESAR’s R&D process. His expertise and knowledge of ATM and the SESAR Programme will be key as the programme continues to develop a growing number of SESAR solutions, mature enough to be taken on board by the industry.
“After an exhaustive process, with a number of very strong candidates, we believe that the right person to lead the SESAR Joint Undertaking is Florian Guillermet,” said Matthias Ruete, Chairman of the Administrative Board of SESAR, and Director‐ General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) at the European Commission. “Florian is a proven leader with strong technical skills, business acumen and the ability to bring people together. We believe that his extensive experience and clear vision of the required R&D process to modernise Europe’s ATM is exactly what SESAR needs as it moves to the next level of ambition.”