Current Advisory Board Members
SGAC’s Advisory Board is designed to give strategic direction and advice to SGAC in order to help guide the organisation in its fulfillment of its goals and objectives. It provides comment substantively on the work of the organisation and suggests ways in which to improve its functions and its engagement. The board is composed of twelve board members, each of whom serves for a two-year term. Our Advisory Board members are influential members of the international space community who have been strong supporters of the goals of SGAC and of the organisation itself.
|Victoria Alonsopérez||Founder at Chipsafer (IEETech) - Former SGAC Chair 2016|
|Steve Eisenhart||Senior Vice President - Strategic & International Affairs, Space Foundation|
|Reinhold Ewald||Professor of Astronautics and Space Stations, University of Stuttgart; Pre-2009 ESA Astronaut|
|Jonathan Hung||President and Founder of the Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA)|
|Agnieszka Lukaszczyk||Policy Officer at the European Commission, Directorate General for Internal Market,
Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Space Data for Societal Challenges and Growth Unit I-3
|Clayton Mowry||Sales, Marketing & Customer Experience, Blue Origin|
|Mazlan Othman||Project Director of Megascience 3.0 at the Academy of Sciences Malaysia|
|Egemen Özalp||Technologies Research Institute of Turkey|
|Kai-Uwe Schrogl||Chief Strategy Officer of the European Space Agency; President of the International Institute of Space Law|
|Kevin Stube||Chair of the IAF Workforce Development and Young Professionals Programme Committee|
|Stephanie Wan||Former SGAC Chair (2015-2017)|
Victoria Alonsopérez is an Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer and an entrepreneur. She invented Chipsafer, a platform that can track and detect anomalies in cattle behavior remotely and autonomously. Thanks to Chipsafer in 2012 she was the winner of the International Telecommunication Union Young Innovators Competition and in 2013 she won the Best Young Inventor Award from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In 2014 the Inter- American Development Bank selected Chipsafer as the Most Innovative Startup of Latin America and the Caribbean, and the MIT Technology Review selected Victoria as the Innovator of the Year - Argentina & Uruguay. Victoria graduated from Universidad de la Republica, the International Space University, and Singularity University. From 2014 until 2016 Victoria served as Chair of Space Generation Advisory Council, and she is currently a member of the Advisory Board. Victoria is also the New Generation Member of the Board of Directors of the Space Foundation.
Steve Eisenhart leads the strategic integration of the public, policy and international affairs of the Space Foundation. He supervises the Foundation's Washington, D.C. team’s support of the Foundation’s mission and customers, including their government affairs and research and analysis efforts, work with government agencies, other space advocacy organizations and associations, and corporate interests. Eisenhart is principally responsible for the Space Foundation's global strategy and relationships with international space agencies and organizations, foreign embassies, and U.S. organizations involved with international space programs. He is directly responsible for the program development and integration of key Space Foundation activities including the widely acclaimed Space Symposium. Since joining the Space Foundation in 1996, Eisenhart has had a broad range of responsibilities, serving as senior vice president of strategic communications, director of communications and public affairs and communications manager. Eisenhart was military public affairs official and is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
His international work experience includes management roles with the Contraves Group, a Rheinmetall Defense & Boustead Joint-Venture, Flex International and CAE Inc. Prior to CAE, he managed Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Singapore Technologies Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) and ST (Satellite Systems).
Earlier in his career, Mr. Hung was the Centre Director for Middle East & North Africa Operations at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). There, he handled portfolios in aerospace, marine/offshore and luxury yacht sectors. In particular, he led the development of the space incubator unit that is presently EDB’s space office.
Mr. Hung currently serves on the Board of the Air Transport Training College, Spacetime Technology Pte. Ltd., Space Generation Advisory Council and sits on the Steering Sub-Committee for the new Science Centre Singapore. He is also a member of the Singapore Tourism Board’s Conference Ambassador Programme.
He also serves as Vice-President of the Singapore Institute of Aerospace Engineers (SIAE), Co-Chair of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) – SIAE Singapore Aerospace Technology & Engineering Conference, Member of the National University of Singapore’s Physics Task Force, International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Commercial Spaceflight Safety Committee, and the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Aerospace Technology Advisory Committee.
Mr. Hung was also nominated to the Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum’s (APRSAF) Executive Committee.
Jonathan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, double majoring in Aerospace Science and Aviation Business Administration, and currently serves on the ERAU Asia Alumni Council.
Agnieszka Lukaszczyk A Polish/American national, currently works at the European Commission, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Space Data for Societal Challenges and Growth Unit. She also worked at the Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry, Space Policy and Research Unit. Before she joined the Commission, Agnieszka was the Brussels Office Director for the Secure World Foundation. In addition, she is the former Chairperson and the former Executive Director of the Space Generation Advisory Council in Support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications. Agnieszka also worked at the European Space Policy Institute as a research fellow.Agnieszka serves as the Vice President - Europe for the World Space Week And Sits on the Board Of Directors for the Women in Aerospace-Europe. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Space Security at the Polish Defence Academy. She holds a Master's degree from the Warsaw School of Economics in Management of Space in New Economies and a Master's degree from the American University School of International Service in International Politics plus a Bachelor degree in Political Science from the University of Tennessee. She also studied at the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Brussels, Belgium; the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland and the World Trade Institute in Berne, Switzerland. She gained professional experience at the Political Section of the Polish Embassy in Washington DC, American Electronics Association in Brussels, European Department of the Polish Senate in Warsaw and the Warsaw Business Journal.
Clayton Mowry has worked for over 20 years in the commercial launch and satellite sectors serving in government, as the leader of an industry trade association and as a senior executive for leading commercial launch services companies.
Mr. Mowry joined Blue Origin in September 2016 to lead global sales and marketing for the innovative private company developing the New Glenn orbital launch vehicle and other technologies to enable commercial satellite and human space transportation.
Mowry previously served for 15 years as the President and Chairman of Arianespace, Inc. As the head of the Arianespace's U.S. subsidiary, he was responsible for managing the company's sales, marketing, strategy, government relations and corporate communications activities.
Before joining Arianespace, Mr. Mowry served for six years as Executive Director at the Satellite Industry Association, a non-profit alliance of U.S. satellite operators, manufacturers and ground equipment suppliers.
Prior to his role at SIA, he worked as a commercial space industry analyst and Senior International Trade Specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration.
Clay Mowry received a Master of Business of Administration from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Arts in politics and government from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.
In addition to his work at Blue Origin, Mr. Mowry currently serves on the advisory boards of Via Satellite magazine and the Space Generation Advisory Council. Mr. Mowry is also the founder and Chairman of the Future Space Leaders Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the career development of young space and satellite industry professionals.
Dr. Mazlan Othman was educated in Malaysia and received her PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Otago, New Zealand. On returning to Malaysia in 1981, she pioneered an academic programme on astrophysics at the National University of Malaysia and was appointed Professor of Astrophysics in 1994. She was seconded to the Prime Minister’s Department in 1990 to direct the establishment of the National Planetarium, under the Space Science Studies Division. As its first Director-General, she also led the design and manufacture of Malaysia’s first remote-sensing satellite, TiungSAT-1, launched in 2000. In 1999, she was appointed Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and, in 2002, returned to Malaysia to set up the National Space Agency (ANGKASA). As its founding Director-General, she established the National Space Centre which houses TT&C, AIT, calibration and research facilities; founded the Langkawi National Observatory; and initiated the programme which placed the world’s first remote-sensing satellite in the near-Equatorial orbit. She spearheaded the Angkasawan Programme which saw the launch of the first Malaysian astronaut to the International Space Station in 2007. That year, she left Malaysia again to resume the post of Director of UNOOSA. In 2009, she was appointed Deputy Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).
She retired from the UN in 2013 and is currently Project Director of Megascience 3.0 at the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. She is a fellow of several professional bodies and is the recipient of several national and international awards.
Dr. Egemen Ozalp, has more ten years of international cooperation and business development experience in space market. He had acted as national point of contacts for many international space bodies on behalf of the Space Technologies Research Institute of Turkey. There, he was a Chief Senior Researcher, heading the Business Process Management and Quality Assurance Department working on harmonization of international standards in space market and their implementation in business processes. He had received his degrees of PhD from the Informatics Institute of Middle East Technical University on Holistic Work System Theory, MSc from the Engineering Faculty of University of Ulm on Communication Technology, and BSc from the Engineering Faculty of Middle East Technical University on Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He also graduated the following courses of the Summer Course on Space Law and Policy of European Centre for Space Law, Space Studies Program of International Space University, and European Studies of University of Cologne.
Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl is the Chief Strategy Officer of the European Space Agency (ESA, Headquarters in Paris, France). From 2007 to 2011 he was the Director of the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in Vienna, Austria, the leading European think tank for space policy. Prior to this, he was the Head of the Corporate Development and External Relations Department in the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Cologne, Germany. Previously he also worked with the German Ministry for Post and Telecommunications and the German Space Agency (DARA) in Bonn, Germany.
He has been a delegate to numerous international forums and has served from 2014 to 2016 as chairman of the Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, the highest body for space law making, comprising 73 Member States. He also was chairman of various European and global committees (ESA International Relations Committee and two plenary working groups of the UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee, the one on the launching State and the other on the registration practice, both leading to UN General Assembly Resolutions). He presented, respectively testified, at hearings of the European Parliament and the U.S. House of Representatives.
Kai-Uwe Schrogl is the President of the International Institute of Space Law, Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (recently chairing its Commission on policy, economics and regulations) and the Russian Academy for Cosmonautics as well as Corresponding Member of the French Air and Space Academy. He holds a doctorate degree in political science and lectures international relations as an Honorary Professor at Tübingen University, Germany.
Kai-Uwe Schrogl has written or co-edited 15 books and more than 130 articles, reports and papers in the fields of space policy and law as well as telecommunications policy. He launched and edited until 2011 the “Yearbook on Space Policy” and the book series “Studies in Space Policy” both published by ESPI at SpringerWienNewYork. He sits on editorial boards of various international journals in the field of space policy and law (Space Policy, Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht, Studies in Space Law/Nijhoff; previously also Acta Astronautica).
Kevin Stube sees peaceful exploration and settlement of space as a priority for humanity. He supports a dynamic international cooperative space environment including government, commercial, private, and advocacy groups such as the Planetary Society to help reduce the cost of space exploration, improve the economy, and make life on Earth better for all.
Kevin Stube has followed a passion for space since he was ten years old and received a poster of the Hubble Space Telescope his future stepfather brought back from the 38th IAC. Kevin received a Masters Degree in Space Studies and a Masters in Business Administration and Project Management. Kevin was a member of the TESS mission proposal team and test support engineer for the TEGA instrument of the Mars Phoenix Mission. He is now the Wyle Engineering Deputy Project Manager for Rodent Research on the ISS at NASA Ames.
Kevin Stube helped start the first, and all subsequent, IAF Young Professionals Programmes at the IAC. He has taken part in organizing the Next Generation Plenaries at the past eight IACs. Kevin serves on several IAF committees. He is the Chair of the IAF Workforce Development and Young Professionals Programme Committee and a member of the IAF Technical Advisory Committee for the Cultural Uses of Space (ITTACUS), and the Entrepreneurship and Investment Committee as well as a member of several award selection panels for the past 8 years and a special advisor to the IAF president on youth and workforce development. Kevin is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Planetary Society and served in several positions in the Space Generation Advisory Council between 2004 and 2009.
Stephanie Wan is a Systems Analyst at Overlook Systems Technologies Inc. and provides support to NASA’s Space Communication and Navigation (SCaN) Office in Washington, DC., as well as also currently on a detail at the U.S. Department of State Space and Advanced Technology Office and the Department of Commerce National Coordination office for GPS. She graduated from American University with a Bachelors degree in International Studies, and a Masters degree in International Science and Technology Policy, with a focus in Space Policy from The George Washington University.
Besides her current support to the U.S. government, she has worked with a variety of organizations including: SpaceWorks Commercial, National Council for International Visitors, the Federal Communications Commission, and SRI International. She is currently also on the Board of Advisors for Blue Marble Space.