Vincent De Vroey, Director of Civil Aviation, ASD
Vincent De Vroey (born 1971) is Director of Civil Aviation at the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) since November 2014. In this role, he is in charge of the management of the ASD Civil Aviation Business Unit and he represents ASD vis-à-vis the European and international civil aviation community. He is also representing the civil equipment manufacturers at the Board of the SESAR-Joint Undertaking and the Provisional Council of Eurocontrol.
Vincent has extensive experience in civil air transport industry and European trade associations. Before joining ASD, Vincent De Vroey was General Manager Technical & Operations at the Association of European Airlines (AEA). In this role, he was also the Chairman of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Advisory Board from 2009 until 2014 and he represented the civil airspace users on the Board of the SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR-JU).
Vincent De Vroey holds a Master of Science (1993) in Electronics Engineering from the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and a Master of Science (1994) in Transport and Business Economics from the Free University of Brussels (VUB). In 1988, Vincent represented Belgium at the International Chemistry Olympiads after ending second at the national competition.
Vincent De Vroey is Belgian/Flemish and speaks fluently in Dutch, English, French, Italian and German and he has some basic knowledge of Spanish. In his spare time, Vincent enjoys family & friends, traveling, cycling, skiing, wine-tasting, cooking and reading history books.