About us

We help your organization thrive in today’s aviation market.

Murzilli Consulting is a digital aviation consultancy firm founded in 2020 by Lorenzo Murzilli and based in Switzerland, with further subsidiaries in Germany, Hungary, the United Kingdom. Our organisation is committed to helping clients succeed with their regulation and compliance strategies. We do this by acting as a digital outsourced regulatory department and working with clients to support them in establishing a high-performing internal regulatory function. Our primary focus is on emerging technologies in the sectors of crewed and uncrewed aviation, advanced air mobility and U-space (including all derivative focuses). 
Our team offers governments and private enterprises alike the opportunity to establish a high-performing internal regulatory function capable of tackling emerging technologies. Murzilli Consulting also can develop and implement regulatory strategies and roadmaps as well as execute specific projects such as UAS and USSP certification, design verification, SORA approvals and CE marking, among other services. Our customer base is unrivalled in the consulting industry and reflects the trust that leading drone organisations have in our services.

Lorenzo Murzilli

Co-founder and CEO of Murzilli Consulting

Lorenzo is our co-founder and CEO of Murzili Consulting. He is an aerospace engineer, innovative leader, and specialist in aviation, airspace modernisation, system safety and drones. During his career, he spent several years in crewed aviation with Pilatus and Leonardo. He also led the Innovation and Digitalisation Unit at the Swiss FOCA, led the JARUS WG-6 and was a founding member of GUTMA.

As the CEO of Murzilli Consulting, Lorenzo leads complex client projects and strategies, particularly with government authorities and aircraft certification. His drive to develop groundbreaking, innovative ideas in drone engineering is a great asset to our clients who require drone certification services. As an aviation enthusiast, he represents the company as an innovation leader by moderating panels and discussions on drone technology and regulations throughout the year. Lorenzo has also been a guest lecturer at the Zürich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and the Xihua University and hosts several online and in-person training courses on SORA and U-space Fundamentals.

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Eszter Kovács

Managing Partner and Director of Stakeholder Engagement

Eszter is our Managing Partner and Director of Stakeholder Engagement at Murzilli Consulting. She has a military and safety engineering degree, is a certified agile coach, a PRINCE2 practitioner project manager, a certified drone pilot, and is an advisor for multiple global events and initiatives.

Her professional knowledge in engineering, robotics and advanced aviation topics, including UTM/ATM harmonisation, is complemented by her communication, networking and strategic operational problem-solving skills for organisations. As a Managing Partner of Murzilli Consulting, she is responsible for interfacing with our clients and developing complex multi-layer strategies. 

She is a passionate advocate for women in male-dominated industries and Swiss tech companies and is a key player in speaking out about the advantages of both within the drone industry. She is also a co-founder of Aerial Cities, the executive-level event created for the drone community.

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Richard Boden

Director of Business Unit
Specialized in: Services and Operations

Richard is our Director of Business Unit at Murzilli Consulting. He holds a master's degree in Aerospace Engineering and is an experienced Certification Manager and leader.

At Murzilli Consulting, Richard is responsible for delivering strategic drone consulting to various organisations, such as start-ups, government authorities and established companies. His primary focus is on flight operations, technical certifications, c-class marking projects and company structuring. He is the project lead for the UK CAA’s Remote ID Strategy with Baringa and handles the project management and regulatory expertise. Additionally, he is leading our business development, customer success and project management team.

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Juanjo Sola

Director of Regulatory Affairs and Commercial Space

Juanjo is our Director of Regulatory Affairs and Commercial Space at Murzilli Consulting. He is an aerospace engineer and a licensed pilot for both traditional aircraft and UAS with a background in air traffic control. He was the former head of the UAS Division of the Spanish CAA (AESA), and prior to that, he was their ATM/AIS Oversight Inspector and ATC Training Manager. He has been a part of the ICAO RPAS Panel, JARUS, and EASA’s UAS Focal Point.

His expertise plays a key role at Murzilli Consulting, as he is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of new regulatory challenges at private and government levels. He aligns with government authorities on the regulatory organisation of digital airspace and rethinking the existing regulatory framework. He supports operators in obtaining authorisations or LUCs and ensures that all regulatory-related decisions align with Murzilli Consulting’s overall business objectives. He also maintains quality regulatory and space consulting to enhance operational efficiency and satisfaction for our clients.

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Pawel Trominski

Director of Technology
Specialized in: Assurance systems

Pawel is our Director of Technology at Murzilli Consulting. He is a technology specialist in the aviation industry and has the ability as an innovator to find unique technology solutions for gaps in the drone market.

Pawel is responsible for leading a team of UTM senior consultants to assist clients in the U-space certification process. He also supports regulatory bodies in the development of technology strategies for UTM and SWIM (System Wide Information System) implementation. He prepares customised reports and analyses related to Standards for UTM, SORA and software standards for aviation. He provides senior drone consultation services for DO-178C and DO-254 standards and contributes to SDOs Working Groups standardisation processes.

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Gabor Tiba

Head of Global Operations

Gabor is our Head of Global Operations at Murzilli Consulting. He has been in the aviation industry for over 25 years, 18 of which were with Wizz Air. During his time there, he led various areas of the operations organisation. Building on his leadership skills and organisation development experience, his roles ranged from Head of Cabin Operations, Head of Customer Experience and Head of Operations Control of the Group to the Managing Director of Wizz Air UK. He also played a key role in steering the airline through the operational difficulties of the pandemic and Brexit.

At Murzilli Consulting, Gabor leads our organisation’s development growth. He scales and implements our internal systems and processes to strengthen our foundations as we continue to expand as a company. He also directs our HR and Finance teams and ensures internal quality management.

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Thilo Uebbert

Senior Consultant for Programme Management

Thilo is our Senior Consultant for Programme Management at Murzilli Consulting. He is the former CTO of FLÜGELaeronautics, which had one of the first eVTOL projects to fly successfully within Germany, and the former Head of Programme Management at WINGCOPTER. 

Thilo is our acting internal project and programme manager at Murzilli Consulting. He coordinates drone consultant activities and supports the sales process. He provides consultation support on company strategy, product certification, flight authorisation and C-Class marking activities. 

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Jochen Mast

Head of Business Strategy

Jochen is our Head of Business Strategy at Murzilli Consulting. His combined experience in Aerospace Engineering, Business and Sales spans over 13 years, 10 of which were spent in traditional aviation and 3 within the UAS start-up industry.

Jochen’s extensive experience in customer relations and partnership building plays a key role in managing our clients' partnerships. In his consultancy work, he leverages a blend of technical and business knowledge to fully understand our clients’ businesses and operations, which enables us to help them define and optimise their business strategies.

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Anna Hain

Finance Manager

Anna is our Finance Manager at Murzilli Consulting. She has over 23 years of experience in finance, accounting, taxation and project management. Her wealth of knowledge comes from her experience within large manufacturing and engineering firms such as General Electric, Grundfos, Vodafone and Amway. She is an expert in daily finance operations, tax optimisation, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementation, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) implementation, end-to-end process developments and internal control improvements.

At Murzilli Consulting, Anna oversees our company’s international financial operations to provide strategic guidance. This includes preparing and presenting budgets, reports and performance analyses monthly, quarterly and annually. She is also responsible for identifying and proposing solutions for risk and managing our financial forecast as we continue to scale up as a company.

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Marina Estal

Senior Consultant for Airspace

Marina is our Senior Consultant for Airspace at Murzilli Consulting. She is an aeronautical engineer whose vast experience in Air Traffic Management (ATM) spans over 10 years. In her position as the Head of Airspace Policy for the Spanish Civil Aviation Authority (AESA), she was responsible for airspace management at a strategic level which consisted of civil-military coordination matters regarding Flexible Use of the Airspace (FUA), volcanic ash contingency management and the development of the UAS sector in airspace matters including leading the U-space implementation in Spain.

With Marina’s expert knowledge and leadership skills within the Airspace and ATM sector, she advises our team and partners on UAS and ATM regulations, rulemaking, sustainability and crewed and uncrewed aircraft. She also provides consultation services related to national airspace management policies, higher airspace management policies and U-space implementation.

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Ziga B. Kotnik

Senior Consultant for Airworthiness

Ziga is our Senior Consultant for Airworthiness and Design Organisation at Murzilli Consulting. With more than 15 years of aviation experience, Ziga has been integral to establishing several processes within the industry, including mentoring the aircraft type certification team at Pipistrel to successfully complete the first electric aircraft type certificate.

With Ziga’s broad knowledge of working with all-level regulators, start-ups and innovation companies, he provides expert consulting services to a variety of clients at Murzilli Consulting. He supports our team with Type Certification, DOA, and POA for aircraft and consults on unique product certifications, such as electric or hybrid propulsion.

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Luis Antolin Sainz

Consultant for Flight Authorisations

Luis is our Flight Authorisation Consultant at Murzilli Consulting. He previously worked as a UAS Inspector and contributed to the design and development of specialised software applications in UAS/drone operations as part of the Spanish Civil Aviation Authority, AESA. He has also worked as an Aerospace Engineer as part of the Airbus Protospace FabLab in Getafe (Madrid), designing, manufacturing and developing several UAS prototypes.

Luis primarily provides consultation services for UAS flight authorisation processes at Murzilli Consulting. He advises our clients on structuring their operational documentation, evaluates and categorises risk factors and coordinates with the relevant bodies to arrange testing scenarios within a controlled environment to ensure the flight authorisation application procedure runs as smoothly as possible.

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Marta Shavgulidze

Junior Analyst

Marta is our Junior Analyst at Murzilli Consulting. In 2023, she graduated from the University of Pécs with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Science. During her studies, she successfully completed internships at several innovative mobility companies, such as Scroll, Qari Electric, and DroneTalks, where she gained foundational experience in mobility solutions, strategic marketing and data analysis.

Since joining Murzilli Consulting 12 months ago, Marta has supported the team with collecting and evaluating UAS-related data as part of the analytics team for market and trend analysis reports. This research provides valuable insights for our consultants to make informed strategic decisions for our business and partnerships.

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Marta Shavgulidze, Junior Analyst at Murzilli Consulting