Dirk Hoke

Dirk Hoke is the CEO of Volocopter, a company that is bringing urban air mobility (UAM) to megacities around the world by creating sustainable and scalable UAM ecosystems with partners in infrastructure and operations. His career spans more than 25 years in five continents and in various industries, with a focus on digitalization.


He started his professional career at Renault in Paris before joining Siemens. In his 20 years at Siemens, Dirk was responsible for many restructuring programs and often for developing new businesses. He held many executive-level positions including the first Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Africa, Chief Executive Officer Industrial Solutions, Chief Executive Officer Customer Services and Chief Executive Officer Large Drives. 


Until recently, Dirk was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airbus Defence and Space and also served as a member of Airbus’ Global Executive Committee. Dirk currently serves on the Board of Advisors of Voyager Space and on the Board of Directors of Spire Global and Solaredge and is an Alumni of the World Economic Forum Young Global Leader Program.