Since 01 September 2020, Koen Milis is the Director General of the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA).
He holds a doctorate in Applied Economics, a post-graduate degree in Statistics and a European Master's degree in Business Information Systems and Disaster Management.
Mr. Milis started his career in academia lecturing at various universities in Belgium and abroad. Prior to his appointment at the BCAA, Mr. Milis was the general manager of a training centre for police, fire brigades, emergency medical assistance and disaster managers. Under his management, the then-separate training centres successfully merged and he was a leading force that steered it through a strong growth curve.
Mr. Milis is passionate about aviation. He is an enthusiastic hobby pilot. He has been committed to a local flying club for many years, both as Head of theoretical training, meteorology trainer and author of the ATO applications for the club. He also completed a number of specific training courses such as mechanics for light aircraft and fabric tensioning.
Appointed as Member of the JAA TO Foundation Board in November 2022.