Dirk Hoke, former CEO of Airbus Defence & Space, has been named as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM) by the company’s Advisory Board, starting September 2022. He will follow Florian Reuter, who has led Volocopter from a five-person start-up to a 500-strong global company with unicorn status over the past seven years.
Hoke brings extensive experience in leading big tech entities within Airbus and Siemens from a technical, strategic and commercial side. His strong track record in transformation and digitalisation made him the candidate of choice. Volocopter makes the dream of electric flight in cities come true and aims to be the first UAM developer to go to market.