Head of Global Regulatory & Public Affairs
Dr. Saskia Horsch is Head of Global Regulatory & Public Affairs at the German electric air mobility company Lilium. In this function, she is responsible for all political and regulatory matters pertaining to urban/regional air mobility. Saskia works with governments, regulators, aviation agencies as well as airports and partners at a global level on the establishment of an adequate regulatory framework for the future operations of eVTOL aircraft. She is also in charge of securing required approvals to enable the launch of Lilium’s services.
Saskia represents Lilium in various industry associations and chairs the working group on Advanced Air Mobility of the German Trade Association BDLI. She also represents the international aviation industry body ICCAIA as an advisor to ICAO Study Group on AAM.
Prior to joining Lilium, Saskia worked at Amazon for over 10 years in European and country leadership roles across the External Affairs, Public Policy, Internal Communications, Employee Relations & HR functions. During her tenure at Amazon, Saskia built the company’s Public Policy function in Germany, developed corporate reputation management and community engagement strategies and led pan-European public affairs campaigns in the areas of data protection, consumer rights, copyright and competition law. In addition, Saskia provided political and regulatory support for the successful establishment of over 50 logistics locations in Europe, building up extensive expertise in urban mobility and infrastructure projects.
Before her employment with Amazon, Saskia spent seven years with the Brussels-based consultancy firms Interel and Cambre Associates providing public policy advice to clients in various industry sectors. She has also previously worked at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition in Brussels and as a competition lawyer in Germany.
Saskia is a fully qualified lawyer and holds a PhD in European competition law from the University of Cologne. She is married and has two children.