The European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s Management Board has selected Florian Guillermet as its future EASA Executive Director following a transparent selection process that concluded on 13 December 2023. An official start date for Guillermet is yet to be confirmed.

Guillermet is expected to make a presentation to the European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) on 22 January 2024, after which a formal appointment to the role is set for 15 February 2024.

“I am honoured to have been selected to take over the leadership of EASA, which has gained a strong reputation in its 20 years’ existence for its professionalism and expertise,” said Guillermet. “EASA will have an instrumental role in accompanying the transition to greener aviation while maintaining the sector’s strong safety record. I look forward to steering the Agency through these challenges and to building a positive, multicultural working environment on a basis of trust and transparency.”

As the new EASA Executive Director, Guillermet will bring over 26 years of aviation experience, particularly within Air Navigation and Air Traffic Management. He currently holds the Director position at DSNA, the Air Navigation Services Provider designated by the French State.

Piotr Samson, Chair of the EASA Management Board and President of Civil Aviation at the Polish Civil Aviation Authority, was pleased to announce Guillermet’s appointment: “I have known Florian for many years and deeply respect his operational knowledge of aviation as well as his high-level strategic thinking. I am sure that, under his leadership, EASA and the European aviation community will grow and prosper even further.”

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