Speaker Bio

John Santurbano



John Santurbano joined EUROCONTROL as the Director of the Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) on 1/10/2017. Before joining MUAC, John worked for Administration de la navigation aérienne, the Luxembourg air navigation service provider, where he had been Director since Oct 2013. John spent his entire career in air traffic management, after graduating from the German meteorological institute in 1993. Starting as a meteorological forecaster, he steadily rose in ANA to become Chief Administrative Officer, then Head of the Meteorological Department, and Certification Coordinator. He also holds a master’s degree in Innovation from the University of Nancy.
John Santurbano is a highly experienced senior manager with hands-on experience managing an air navigation service provider. His experience gives him a strong foundation in operational, institutional and financial matters, as well as establishing strong links with various national and international stakeholders in European ATM.