Dirk Hoke, former CEO of Airbus Defense & Space, is to join Volocopter as its new CEO and Managing Director, following the announcement that the company’s current CEO Florian Reuter will step down in September 2022.
“I have known Dirk for a number of years and am convinced that his experience and leadership style are a perfect match for the strategy and culture at Volocopter, which is why I put his name forward to the Board,” said Reuter.
The change in leadership comes shortly after the company announced that it had taken in new investment from South Korea’s WP Investments in its Series E Funding Round. Altogether, the company has now raised a total of $579 million and is currently valued at $1.7 billion.
Volocopter recently released its roadmap, with the company planning to establish the first commercial air taxi services by 2024, with cities such as Singapore, Rome, and Paris being considered.
You can read more about Volocopter in the Asia-Pacific UAM Report, recently released by Asian Sky Media.
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