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     Date Submitted:14-09-2006
     Last Modified:30-01-2019 (08:34)
    Job information
     Current job:Project Manager and Business Director
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsLauncher, operations, human spaceflight, ISS, space tourism, business development, sales


    Business Manager



    MBA in Corporate Administration, Master in Project Management and Master in Fluids Mechanical Engineering













    Chief Commercial Officer

    Zero 2 Infinity, Barcelona (Spain)

    Zero 2 Infinity Deutschland GmbH (Germany)

    Head of Corporate and Strategic Partnership

    Sales, customers and Agencies relationship

    Sponsorship and fund-raising management

    European Commission delegate for Space Access

    Investor and active partner in Z2I since 2014











    Business Development Manager

    INSYEN AG, Munich (Germany)

    Strategy and Operations optimisation

    Identifying new possible business opportunities

    Proposals management (technical and financial aspects)

    Managing the business contracts development up to their signature

    Supervising the contracted products development, their validation and delivery.

    Ensuring client’s satisfaction upon the delivered products.














    ISS Columbus Spaceflight Operation Engineer

    INSYEN AG (at DLR), Munich (Germany)

    Spacecraft Flight Controller for the Ground and Space Operations of the European module Columbus docked on the International Space Station.

    Coordinate Astronauts activities in real-time in the Space Station (i.e. Alexander Gerst)

    Mission lead and ESA personal certifications won throughout the years spent on the program

    Solid team work experience, under stress condition and during 24h/7 shift work.

    Daily Integrated cooperation with NASA and 16 other internationals partners.

    NASA affiliate through the duration of the program.










    Satellite Engineer for LEOP operation

    Altran (at Thales Alenia Space), Cannes (France)

    Satellite Operation Engineer for Satellite launches (Launch and Early Orbit Phases).

    New operation tools developments and validation of a brand new control center for Eutelsat

    Missions included launch, validation and planning of HB7A, Syracuse 3B and StarOne C1,C2












    MBA in Global Corporate Management

    EQF level 7

    IE Business School, Madrid (Spain)

    Advanced Business Management

    Major in Corporate Management and Entrepreneurship

    Sponsored by my company, worked part time during this period

    IE is one of the top tier business school in Europe











    ADVANCE MASTER - Integrated Systems Project Management for Aerospace and Land Vehicles

    EQF level 7

    ENSAM - Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts et Métiers, Paris (France)

    Post graduate studies only accessible after a first Master in Science.

    Major in Project Management and System Engineering

    ENSAM is internationally recognized as one of the premier engineering schools in France.

    Personal corporate sponsor by Alcatel Alenia Space -today Thales Alenia Space- who covered the scholar fees.









    MASTER– Energetic Systems and Propulsion Device Engineer

    EQF level 7

    University Pierre & Marie Curie of Paris, Paris (France)

    Main subjects: Physics of Fluid and Mechanics.

    Propulsion systems, combustion modelisation in engine chamber.

    Turbin blade optimisation in supersonic steam flow (work with Alstom Power).

    Valedictorian (Best in class).





    Mother tongue(s)


    Other language(s)

    English, German, Spanish (basic)

    Communication skills






    Clear communication skills gained through my experience as International Space Flight controller particularly with radio communication on a daily basis.

    Excellent contact skills both with engineers and administrative representatives, gained through public speeches at industrial events or with agencies and politic delegations.

    Very enthusiastic and positively driven leadership style.

    Organisational / Managerial skills




    Good organisational skills gained through my activities as astronaut activity planner.

    Always worked in team as a professional or as a fire fighter during my studies.

    As project manager or Business director, the best results were achieved when my team was licenced and encouraged.


    Digital skills


    Information processing


    Content creation


    Problem solving


    Proficient user

    Proficient user

    Independent user

    Independent user

    Independent user


    Digital skills - Self-assessment grid


    Other skills




    French Volunteer Fireman / Paramedic from 1998 to 2002

    Advanced SCUBA diver

    Paragliding licence

    Karate (2nd Dan, Teacher)

    Driving licence

    A1, B




    Honours and awards







    Silver medal of the Act of Bravura in 2002 (France). In appreciation of the devoted assistance given as a fire fighter when a violent extra tropical cyclone hit France and Central Europe on December 26, 1999 and engendered major damages.

    In June 2009, distinguished by the Ligue Universelle du Bien Public (Universal League of Public Welfare) with its Gold Medal (France).

    Young Space Leader 2015: International Award given by the International Astronautical Federation.




    Since 2010, Active member of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) administrative committee for Workforce Development and Young Professional Program (former Vice-Chair), as well as the Human Spaceflight committee (former vice-chair too).






    2010: Space Ops 2010 in Huntsville, AL. USA: Publication and Presentation under the reference AIAA-2010-2279 – Paper Title: “Planning and Executing Ground Data Base Transitions in Synchronization with Flight

    2010: 61st IAC 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic: Presentation on the same topic in the first Flight Operations Virtual Forum session –Paper code: IAC-10,B6,5,4,x9249


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