The SESAR Joint Undertaking has announced the appointment of Richard Frizon as its interim Executive Director, following the departure of Florian Guillermet. Effective as of 5 July, Frizon will oversee the current work programme of the SESAR JU, until the appointment of a new Executive Director is made in early 2022.
Frizon brings to the interim role over 20 years of expertise in finance and public administration both at national and European levels. Prior to joining the SESAR JU in 2019, Frizon spent 10 years at the European Research Council Executive Agency, leading the sector responsible for the agency’s budget (2.2 billion EUR). As interim Executive Director, Frizon will be tasked with managing the operations of the SESAR JU in accordance with its work plan, as well as ensuring the preparation of the future SESAR 3 JU, which is due to be established before the end of the year.
The process for appointing a new SESAR JU Executive Director is underway and is expected to be completed in early 2022.