Marc Houalla

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Marc Houalla
Born Marc Houalla
(1961-02-10) 10 February 1961 (age 57)[1]
Rueil-Malmaison, France
Residence France
Nationality French
Citizenship French
Education Aerospace engineer
Alma mater École nationale de l'aviation civile
HEC Paris
IAE Paris
Occupation Director-General of Charles de Gaulle Airport
Employer Aéroport de Paris
Known for Director-General of the École nationale de l'aviation civile[2]
Net worth ENAC Alumni
Predecessor Franck Goldnadel
Children 2 children

Marc Houalla was born on 10 February 1961 at Rueil-Malmaison,[3] is a French public servant. From 28 November 2008[4] to October 2017, he has been the director-general of the École nationale de l'aviation civile (French civil aviation university).[5] From November 2017 to February 2018, he is the CEO of Orly Airport[6]. In February 2018, he is nominated CEO of the Charles de Gaulle Airport[7].


A graduate from the ENAC (IÉNAC L82) and holder of a MBA from HEC Paris (1990), he began his career in 1985 as an engineer at the civil aviation department of Canada.[1] In 1987 he became project manager at the technical service of air navigation in Paris in 1992 and then head of the technical and financial departments of the service d'exploitation de la formation aéronautique in Paris and Muret.[8] During the same period, he was also management control teacher at ESCP Europe and HEC Paris.

In 1996, he joined SOFREAVIA as economic and financial consultant. Two years later, he returned to DGAC as operations manager in Toulouse.[9]

From 2003 to 2006 he was director of the Marseille Provence Airport. In 2006, he becomes director of SEFA[10] before being appointed at the head of the École nationale de l'aviation civile.[11][12] From November 2017 to February 2018, he is CEO of Orly Airport and honorary President of ENAC Alumni[13]. In February 2018, he became CEO of the Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Since September 2013, Marc Houalla is Chevalier (knight) of the National Order of Merite.[14]

Since March 2018, he is also President of ENAC Alumni[15].