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 one-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.
Members in alphabetical order:
|Abimbola H. Alale||Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communication Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT)|
|Ali Nasseri||Former SGAC Chair (2016-2018)|
|Andrea Jaime||Business Development Manager at OHB System|
|Clayton Mowry||Sales, Marketing & Customer Experience, Blue Origin|
|Danielle Wood||Assistant Professor in the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA|
|Jonathan Hung||President and Founder of the Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA)|
|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|
|Miglena Zhekova||Project Manager at SMG Aerospace|
|Pablo Gabriel de León||Director of the Human Spaceflight Laboratory at the University of North Dakota (UND)|
|Reinhold Ewald||Professor of Astronautics and Space Stations, University of Stuttgart; Pre-2009 ESA Astronaut|
|Steve Eisenhart||Senior Vice President – Strategic & International Affairs, Space Foundation|
Outside of SGAC, Ali was recently a Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellow at ISI Foundation, where he works as part of the ITN WALL project on modeling magnetic phenomena in nanostructures. He conducted his graduate research on developing surrogates for aerospace fuels at the University of Toronto, and worked on system level modeling and design optimization of space systems at K. N. Toosi University of Technology. He is also a graduate of the ISU SSP 2014, and is active in engineering outreach through his work at the University of Toronto, and in supporting entrepreneurship programs through his work with Skolkovo Foundation.
She started her professional career working as part of the organisational committees of several work- shops and conferences including, ISU’s SSP 2008 in Barcelona. After, Andrea worked at the European Space Agency as a Young Graduate Trainee for a year. Based at ESTEC in the Netherlands she worked for the Human Spaceflight and Operations Directorate. In October 2011, she moved to Vienna to work as the Deputy Executive Director of SGAC, which lead her to become the Executive Director in July 2012. In 2015 she moved to Munich, Germany, and started working as Business Development Manager for OHB SE, in the domain of Human Spaceflight and Exploration.
Andrea is an enthusiast of space exploration and strongly believes in the power of the space sector for the development and improvement of Earth.
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.
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.
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 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.
initiative that promotes STEM education, brings awareness and inspires young people to pursue careers in space and aerospace. She works closely with the top UAE academic institutions, government bodies
and agencies, as well as major UAE and international space and aerospace companies. As part of Next Gen Leaders, Miglena developed the youth and space focused international conference: the Young Space Leaders Forum, as well as the UAE Young Space Leaders Advisory Board in alignment with the UAE Space Agency’s policy. Miglena holds a master’s degree in Public International Law from the University of Oslo, a postgraduate diploma in Human Resource Management from the University of London and a certificate “From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding Economic Development” from the University of Oxford.
Dr. de León is the Director of the Human Spaceflight Laboratory at the University of North Dakota (UND) and is also a professor of that university. Pablo de León has been also a Principal and Science Investigator in several NASA-funded projects, among which is the development of space suits, and an analog planetary station for the Moon and Mars.
Dr. De León was also integration manager on an experimental satellite (Pehuensat-1, and Payload Manager of seven experiments (Project PADE, Argentine Experiments Package) which flew in the Space Shuttle (STS-108.
He is also a graduate of the International Space University (SSP ’97, Houston) and was a founding member of the SGAC in Vienna in 1999.