Executive Director – Florian Guillermet

ED F. GuillermetFlorian Guillermet took up his duties as Executive Director of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in April 2024. During his 26 years working in the aviation sector, Guillermet has held top-level management posts at aviation organisations in France and the European Union. In addition to extensive leadership experience, he has acquired profound knowledge of many aviation domains, particularly safety and Air Traffic Management (ATM).

Guillermet moved to EASA directly from France’s DSNA, where he had served as Director Air Navigation Services since June 2021. He headed the 7,000-person organisation with full accountability for the delivery of its services and the smooth running of its operations.

Prior to that, he was Executive Director at SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR-JU), leading the delivery of performance improvements in ATM safety, capacity, efficiency, and its environmental impact. He stepped up to this role in 2014, after two years as Deputy Executive Director of the Joint Undertaking.

He held various positions at Eurocontrol from 2003 to 2011, ranging from system developments to operational service delivery. His earlier work experience involved various aviation roles in France.

Guillermet studied engineering, including applied mathematics, computer science, and business administration at the École Polytechnique in Paris and has a master’s in Air Transport Management and Aeronautics from the French National School for Aviation (ENAC). He also studied at the University of California (UCLA) in Los Angeles.