Rachel Daeschler is Certification Director at EASA since January 2019. She joined the Agency in 2004 and has occupied several successive positions, starting as a large aeroplane project certification manager. In 2010 she took over the position of large aeroplane section manager, and in 2014 she was appointed head of the Safety Intelligence department and deputy to the Strategy and Safety management Director. In 2018 she was seconded to ICAO Montréal as coordinator for Regional Safety Oversight Organisations. From 1996 to 2004 she served within the French National Aviation Authority (DGAC), first as part of the aircraft certification office (until 2002), then as deputy head of the Reims Area Control Center. She is a graduated engineer from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (France) and has a specialized master in aircraft airworthiness.