GUTMA welcomes its new Acting Secretary General recently nominated by its Board of Directors.

Eszter is deeply familiar with GUTMA and its membership as she has been supporting the organisation as a Marketing and PR manager for the last 5 months. She has 10+ years experience in technology and 4 of those years with associations as part of GSMA. Eszter has spent her career in multinational companies, focusing on digitalization and telecommunication industries as well as technical innovation and the drone sector. This experience, combined with certification in Agile coaching, Prince2 and a broad professional network, inspired her to launch her start-up, Manageld ltd. As CEO of Manageld, she has contributed to the growth of several multinational companies drones programs, led implementations, mentored, and advised their leaders regarding strategic planning, operational improvement, and coaching best practises. 

Eszter holds a degree in Military & Safety Engineering from the Hungarian National University of Public Services, and she is currently attending Boston University’s digital leadership studies. Eszter will be taking over from current Acting Secretary General, Simon Johnson. All at GUTMA would like to take this opportunity to thank Simon for all his work as Acting Secretary General and wish him all the absolute best for the future.

Simon Johnson, GUTMA Acting Secretary General:“I am happy to announce that Eszter Kovacs, the new Acting GUTMA Secretary General, starts today on the 4th June and to pass her the torch.

Eszter Kovacs, GUTMA Acting Secretary General:“I am thrilled to have been selected to be acting Secretary General and very much look forward to continuing all the amazing work GUTMA and our members have achieved and growing our future.”


The Global UTM Association (GUTMA) is a non-profit consortium of worldwide Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) stakeholders. Its purpose is to foster the safe, secure and efficient integration of drones in national airspace systems. Its mission is to support and accelerate the transparent implementation of globally interoperable UTM systems. GUTMA represents over 70 organisations present in more than 25 countries worldwide.


For more information, you can contact:
Global UTM Association, EPFL Innovation Park, Building C, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland