Filip Cornelis - European Commission
Filip Cornelis has been Director for Aviation (DG MOVE Directorate E) in the European Commission, in charge of aviation, since October 2017. He joined the European Commission in 1994. After a posting abroad, he worked in the Task Force for Accession Negotiations. He then led the Commission team drafting the Treaties of Accession for the 12 new EU Member States.
In January 2006, Filip Cornelis moved on to transport policy by joining the Office of the Director General for Energy and Transport, Matthias Ruete. He was the leading member of the Office from 2008. He was then appointed head of unit for Aviation Security in the European Commission in September 2010. He moved on to become head of unit for Aviation Safety from December 2012 until October 2016. He subsequently became head of unit for Aviation Policy until his appointment as Director for Aviation.