On 7 June, the representatives of GUTMA’s Members gathered online for the 2023 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 2022-2023, 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: Amanda Boekholt, Deputy Head of the Strategy and Innovation Unit of the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) and Hrishikesh Ballal, Founder and Managing Director Openskies Aerial Technology.

We would also like to congratulate Sebastian Babiarz, Head of Airspace Innovation for Europe at DroneUp, and Thomas Neubauer, Co-founder and CEO of Dimetor, for their re-election.

The Board is completed by Amit Ganjoo, Founder and CEO of ANRA Technologies, Luke Gumley, Head of Airservices Australia’s Integrated Airspace Program, Ralph Schepp, Co-founder and COO of Droniq GmbH, Reinaldo Negron, Head of UTM for Wing and GUTMA’s Co-president, and Shinji Nakadai, Principal Researcher at NEC Corporation, who are continuing their mandate.

We would also like to send special thanks to outgoing Members Heidi Schubert from Amazon and Marcel Kägi from FOCA for their contribution to GUTMA’s success over the last two years.

Read more about our new Board Members here.

To conclude, GUTMA would like to take the opportunity to thank all the participants at 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.