Speaker Bio

Koen de Vos


Secretary General

Koen De Vos is the Secretary General of the Global UTM Association (GUTMA). Before joining GUTMA in April 2021 Koen spent some 30 years in the European Commission. He retired from the European Commission in April 2020 and took a one-year sabbatical before starting his GUTMA activities. In the Commission, Koen had worked as senior drone expert since 2013. Before becoming drone expert, Koen had worked on airport noise and between 2002 and 2009 he was attached to the Single European Sky team. He joined the services of the European Commission in 1993 to work on social and employment issues. Before the Commission Koen worked at the University of Antwerp and at the Higher Institute for Labour Studies in Leuven, Belgium. Koen holds a master of law and a master of economics.