Speaker Bio

Marouan Chida


Head of ATM Transformation

Marouan is the Head of Air Traffic Management (ATM) Transformation in EUROCONTROL (the pan-European, civil-military organisation dedicated to supporting European aviation).
He is responsible for maintaining the European ATM Master plan, the prioritization of future modernisation investments, and is leveraging European resources (expertise, data and technology) to support decision makers in the strategic transformation of ATM (Digitalisation, Sustainability, Drones, Civil/Military, CNS, Artificial Intelligence…). In this context Marouan is the EUROCONTROL representative for the ICAO Global Air Navigation plan activities and international coordination on the matter.
Before joining EUROCONTROL, Marouan assumed the responsibility of Head of Digital Transformation & Innovation in the SESAR Joint Undertaking. He oversaw the strategic Research & Innovation portfolio and led the European aviation digitalisation agenda and its related technological innovations (ATM/UTM, CNS, avionics, autonomy, artificial intelligence, connectivity). He was involved in international coordination with global partners towards global interoperability.
Marouan is experienced in advanced ATM concepts, avionics and ground systems, involved in technology and architecture development across the aviation value chain. In his early career, he worked for AIRBUS, where he led ATM & avionics development teams.
He graduated from the Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC), the French school of civil aviation, where he achieved an engineering degree in civil aviation as well as a master’s degree in air-ground collaborative systems engineering.