Lorenzo Murzilli

Lorenzo Murzilli
CEO and Founder of Murzilli Consulting

BIOGRAPHY

Lorenzo Murzilli is a highly accomplished aerospace engineer and aviation executive with extensive experience in both traditional and emerging aviation. He is the founder and CEO of Murzilli Consulting, a digital consulting agency specialising in aviation, where he collaborates with aviation companies worldwide to turn disruptive changes into profitable opportunities.

Lorenzo’s contribution to the development of the EU drone regulation through his participation in the rulemaking task RMT.0230, the task force established by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to create the EU drone regulation, is considered crucial by many. He is also known as the “father” of SORA, having played a significant role in its development as the leader of the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) Working Group on Safety and Risk Management for over seven years.

In addition, Lorenzo has been actively involved in the development of U-space in Europe, where he was a member of the European Commission’s U-space program team, providing technical and regulatory guidance on implementing U-space in Europe. He contributed to developing several U-space documents, including the U-space Blueprint, U-space Regulation, and U-space Demonstrator projects, leveraging his role as Swiss U-Space (SUSI) Program Manager. Furthermore, Lorenzo was a founding member of the Global UTM Association (GUTMA) and served on its executive board for several years as its Treasurer, working on the development of UTM on an international level.

Lorenzo shares his vast knowledge as a guest lecturer at the Z├╝rich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and mentors students at Xihua University in Chengdu (China). He has previously worked at Swiss FOCA, Leonardo, and Pilatus Aircraft, where he honed his ability to innovate in safety-critical environments.

Through his impressive achievements and deep expertise in aviation, Lorenzo has developed an extensive network of decision-makers across the industry. He is widely trusted by regulators worldwide for his thought leadership, strategic insights, and ability to navigate complex safety and regulatory issues. His ability to connect with and influence key players has been crucial to his success in driving innovation and transforming disruptive changes into profitable opportunities.