GUTMA welcomes its new Secretary General, Koen DE VOS.
Koen was nominated by the Board following a rigorous selection procedure.
Koen retired from the European Commission at the end of March 2020, where he had been working with drones and U-Space/UTM since 2013.
He joined the Commission in 1993 and has worked on various initiatives including European social dialogue and the Single European Sky, the EU air traffic management programme.
Before joining the Commission, Koen worked at the University of Antwerp (1988-89) and the higher institute for labour studies of the University of Leuven (1990-93). Koen holds a Masters in Law and a Masters in Economics from the University of Leuven, Belgium.
“GUTMA is an organisation with enormous potential and a pool of talented professionals. The GUTMA membership reflects the future of aviation and innovative drone services. I am delighted that I can contribute to turning this potential into reality.” Koen DE VOS, GUTMA Secretary General
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 members collaborate remotely.