SGAC announces the Winners of the Space Generation Leadership Award (SGLA)
One of the main missions of SGAC is to facilitate access to the world’s major space conferences for young professionals and students. The Space Generation Leadership Award enables five outstanding SGAC members to attend the 18th Space Generation Congress and the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington DC, United States.
SGAC is proud to announce that five outstanding SGAC members have been selected to win the Space Generation Leadership Award. The Space Generation Leadership Award facilitates the attendance of international delegates who bring unique and insightful firsthand perspectives to the Space Generation Congress.
Manny Shar is the Head of Analytics at Bryce Space & Technology, leading consulting engagements for government and commercial clients, having built up Bryce’s presence in Europe from the ground up into a revenue-generating and profitable business. He has worked across the board on innovative projects from early-stage investment to commercial model development in the satellite communications sector, previously managing a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of assets and carrying out cross-functional strategic business development activities. Manny is actively involved with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), having helped organise multiple prior events, including Fusion Forum and Space Generation Congress. He is also a co-founder of the London Space Network, which hosts monthly networking drinks with the goal of strengthening the local space community. Manny advises space start-ups, providing strategic business and technical advice and is a qualified mentor for the astropreneurs.eu initiative. He is a member of numerous working groups and committees, including the IAF Entrepreneurship and Investment Committee. Manny holds a master’s degree in space studies from the International Space University and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Kent.
“I am truly honoured to be awarded the Space Generation Leadership Award. It has been an incredible privilege to contribute to SGAC over the years, and I am fortunate to be part of such a passionate global community of volunteers dedicated to SGAC’s goals. »
“I am very excited to be an SGLA award recipient. This award allows me to continue supporting SGAC while developing my own professional network.”
“I am deeply honored to receive the Space Generation Leadership Award. Since the very first day SGAC has made major impacts on my professional and private life. Without SGAC I would not be where I am today. My gratitude to the organization, its inspiring and amazing people is beyond words.”
“I have learnt so much in working with the amazing SGAC team over the years so I am very honoured to receive the SGLA. I look forward to making SGC2019 and IAC2019 as incredible and valuable an experience for others as it has been for me. Thank you.”
Ghanim works as an engineer in Kuwait University the college of science responsible about a CubeSat project, and he is the Middle East regional coordinator for the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). In addition, he is an analogue astronaut performing fields rotation at the Mars Desert Research Station simulating missions to Mars among an international crew, and he is the event manager of the Moon Village – Realizing Emerging Space Countries [Kuwait]. Ghanim has a BSc in mechanical engineering – Kuwait University, an MSc in photovoltaics – solar energy from Freiburg University – Germany, a graduate certificate in astronomy from Swinburn University – Australia and a diploma from the International Space University – France. Before his work in Kuwait University, Ghanim worked for 6 years in Kuwait Oil Company, the founder of Era’s Challenge company for renewable energy system and was a physics teacher.
“It is an honor to win the Space Generation Leadership Award. To me, it means that SGAC is committed to provide a unique platform for the youth from all over the world to communicate their voices and ideas to the wider space community”