The governance of the SESAR Joint Undertaking is ensured by the Administrative Board and the Executive Director.

The Administrative Board is composed of representatives of:

  • Members of the SJU
  • Military
  • Civil users of airspace
  • Air navigation service providers
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Airports
  • Bodies representing staff in the air traffic management sector
  • Scientific institutions and the scientific community

The Administrative Board is chaired by the representative of the Commission, Mr Henrik Hololei, Director General, DG Mobility and Transport.

The Interim Executive Director, Mr Richard Frizon, directs the execution of the SESAR project within the guidelines established by the Administrative Board, to which he reports.

Composition of the SJU Administrative Board

 SJU Founding Members


Alternate Member

European Union represented by the European Commission

Mr Henrik Hololei

Mr Filip Cornelis


Mr Eamonn Brennan
(Deputy Chairman)

Mr Philippe Merlo

 SJU Members


Alternate Member


Mr Bruno Darboux

Mr Hugues De Beco

AT-One consortium

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Kügler

Dr Helmut Többen


Mrs Magdalena KuKula

Mr Lubos Hlinovsky
COOPANS Mr Robert Schneebauer  
Dassault Aviation Mr Alain Boucher Ms Catherine Champagne


Mr Dirk Mahns Mr Gerard Tauss


Mr Maurice Georges

Mr Philippe Barnola


Mr Ángel Luis Arias

Ms Mariluz de Mateo


Mr Alessandro Ghilari

Mr Cristiano Cantoni

LEONARDO Mr Luigi Iacometta Mr Fabio Ruta


Mr Hermann Mattanovich

Mr Michael Holzbauer


Mr George Papageorgiou

Mr Sander Roosendaal


Mr Rafael Gallego Carbonell

Mr Ramon Tarrech


Mr Trond Runar Hagen

Mr Trond Bakken


Mr Dave Curtis



Mr Frank Pötsch

Mr Fredrik Nygaard

Skyguide Mr Thomas Buchanan Mr Pascal Latron

Thales LAS France SAS

Mr Luc Lallouette

Mr Todd Donovan

Thales AVS France SAS Mr Olivier de la Burgade Mr Pascal Combe

 Stakeholder Representatives




MG (ret.) Eric Labourdette 


Mr Per Coulet

Mr Emilio Fajardo

Civil users of airspace

Mr Giancarlo Buono

Ms Sylviane Lust (Permanent observer)

Mr Robert Baltus

Air Navigation Service Providers

Ms Tanja Grobotek

Mr Eduardo García González

Equipment manufacturers

Mr Vincent de Vroey

Mr Benjamyn Scott


Mr Olivier Jankovec

Mr Aidan Flanagan

Staff in the ATM sector

Mr Michele Altieri

Mr Theodore Kyritsis

Scientific community

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Prof. Peter Hecker

Prof. Jacco Hoekstra


Permanent Observers

European Commission - Directorate General for Research and Innovation Mr Jane Amilhat
European Commission - Directorate General for Research and Innovation  

Permanent Participants

SJU Interim Executive Director

Mr Richard Frizon

SJU Deputy Executive Director

Mr Peter Hotham

SJU Chief Administration Affairs

Mr José Calvo Fresno

SJU Internal Audit

Mrs Véronique Haarsma

Secretary of the Board

Mrs Ilaria Vazzoler