On 15 June, the representatives of GUTMA’s Members gathered online for the 2022 General Assembly (GA).

Every year, the GA represents one of the key events for the future of our Association, with a programme covering all the main strategic aspects of GUTMA’s activities moving forward.

This year, the Assembly discussed the Association’s achievements and forthcoming strategy with the Secretary-General and the Co-Presidents and approved GUTMA’s Annual Report 2021-2022, which is now available for download on our website.

Furthermore, the GA also saw the renewal of the Association’s Board of Directors, whose new and re-elected members we are pleased to officially announce.

The new Board of Directors

GUTMA would like to congratulate the new Members of the Board: Thomas Neubauer, VP of Business Development and Innovations at TEOCO, and Ralph Schepp, Co-founder and COO of Droniq GmbH.

We would also like to congratulate Amit Ganjoo, Founder and CEO of ANRA Technologies, and Shinji Nakadai, Director at NEC Corporation.

A special congratulation goes to Luke Gumley, Head of Integrated Airspace Program at Airservices Australia, for being elected for the ANSP seat of the Board of Directors and to Reinaldo Negron, Head of UTM at Wing, for being confirmed both as a Board Member and as GUTMA’s Co-president!

The Board is completed by Sebastian Babiarz, COO of Dronehub and GUTMA’s Co-president, Heidi Schubert, Software Development Manager at Amazon Prime Air, and Marcel Kagi, Director of Aviation Policy at Switzerland’s Federal Office for Civil Aviation, who are continuing their mandate.

Moreover, we wish to thank former Members of the Board Michelle Bennetts, Chief Service Delivery Officer at Airservices Australia, Rob Eagles, Strategy and Rule-Making Lead at Airbus UTM, and Matt Fanelli, Director of Strategy at Skyward, for their two-year contribution.

Finally, our thanks also go to Jon Hegranes, Founder and CEO of Aloft, Alan Hicks, CTO of Manna Drone Delivery, and Harrison Wolf, Director of Global Aviation Policy at Zipline, for taking part in the elections: GUTMA committed to engaging you further in our activities!

To conclude, GUTMA would like to take the opportunity to thank all the participants that took part and gave their contributions to this year’s General Assembly.
It is a pleasure to represent such an active and enthusiastic community in our efforts to help international policy-makers harmonize the UTM and drone services market regulations and participate in building the skies of tomorrow.

Discover our new Board of Directors here.