At the beginning of his career Wilfried Covent was Police Commissioner with the local police in Belgium. But in 1994 he became involved in the aviation security industry. He first joined the (previous) Belgian Airline SABENA – being the airline security manager. A few years later he switched to the air cargo / express industry, to become the aviation security manager for DHL Express Europe.
In 2010 Wilfried started to work in the airport environment being the Head of Security at Brussels Airport. In 2017 he moved to a senior security expert function within Brussels Airport. Wilfried was the Airport’s Security Manager when the Brussels Airport was attacked on 22 March 2016.
The Europe aviation security benefits from this wealth of experience with Wilfried ACI Europe’s (Airports Council International) Immediate Past Chairman of the Security Committee.