In memory of Stefano Porfiri

Aug. 19, 2019

Our dear Leonardo colleague and friend, Stefano Porfiri, passed away in August at the age of 61.

Stefano was always a strong supporter of Single European Sky and of the SESAR Joint Undertaking to which he dedicated more than ten years, helping to shape, as the Leonardo representative at the Administrative Board and Programme Committee.

Florian Guillermet, Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking, says: “I have lost a great colleague and friend who strongly supported and lived the values and vision of SESAR. During this time I got to know Stefano well, with his positive and constructive attitude and above all with his energy, always ready for new projects and constantly caring about others - and I know we will all miss him”.

Henrik Hololei Director General, DG MOVE and chairperson of the SJU Administrative Board says: “It is with sadness, I learn about the passing of Stefano Porfiri. We have lost a friend and an outstanding industry professional who helped progress the success of the SESAR JU we witness today”.

From all his friends and colleagues at the SESAR JU: we will remember him for his enjoyable personality, dedication and conviction whether it was for his work or for everlasting warm love towards his family and friends. Our thoughts go to his family and loved ones in these days of mourning

The Chairman of the SJU Board, the Executive Director and the staff of the SESAR Joint Undertaking