On May 22, representatives from GUTMA’s Members convened online for the 2024 General Assembly (GA).

The GA is an essential event each year, focusing on the strategic direction of our Association. This year, the Assembly reviewed the Association’s achievements and discussed future strategies with the Secretary-General and Co-Presidents.

Additionally, GUTMA’s Annual Report 2023-2024 was approved and is now available for download on our website. The Annual Report highlights the Association’s activities throughout the last 12 months, showcasing GUTMA’s commitment to drive innovation in the field of unmanned aviation and build  a bridge between the sector’s different communities.

The Assembly also marked the renewal of the Association’s Board of Directors, whose members we are pleased to announce the new and re-elected members.

The new Board of Directors

We extend our congratulations to the newly elected Board Member: Chris Lyons, Head of UTM at Zipline.

We also congratulate Luke Gumley, Head of Airservices Australia’s Integrated Airspace Program; Ralph Schepp, Co-founder and COO of Droniq GmbH; Reinaldo Negron, Head of UTM at Wing; and Shinji Nakadai, Founder and CEO of Intent Exchange Inc., for their re-election.

The Board is completed by Amanda Boekholt, Deputy Head of the Strategy and Innovation Unit at the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), who also serves as Treasurer; Hrishikesh Ballal, Founder and Managing Director of Openskies Aerial Technology; Co-president Sebastian Babiarz, Head of Airspace Innovation for Europe at DroneUp; and Thomas Neubauer, Co-founder and CEO of Dimetor.

Special thanks to outgoing Board Member Amit Ganjoo from ANRA Technologies for his significant contributions to GUTMA over the past four 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 an honour to represent such an active and enthusiastic community. Together, we strive to support international policymakers in harmonizing UTM and drone services market regulations and in building the skies of tomorrow.