Oliver Evans is the Global Head of Business Strategy at Matternet. He joined the company, a groundbreaking Silicon Valley company developing cargo drones and drone operating systems, in 2015. The company achieved the world’s first fully autonomous drone operations approved for safety by the relevant civil aviation authorities over densely populated urban areas, and now operates commercially daily in several cities in Switzerland and the USA.
A multiple award-winning air cargo executive, he served as Chief Cargo Officer and Member of the Management Board at Swiss International Air Lines for over twelve years. At SWISS, Oliver developed the company’s cargo division, Swiss WorldCargo, into a global leader for the transportation of high-value, care-intensive, urgent shipments. He previously held executive positions at KLM Cargo and BAX Global, and served as Chairman of the Board of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), engaging with regulators and pushing for modernization of processes in air logistics. With over 30 years of vast industry experience, Oliver is considered one of the most respected executives in the air cargo industry.