Annamaria Nassisi is currently Manager Strategic Marketing for Observation, exploration, Navigation in Thales Alenia Space and Chair of Board of WIA (Women In Aerospace) Europe.
Master degree in Physics and Geophysics at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome (Italy) and she has started her career as researcher on the thermodynamic of the irreversible processes. Later on she joint private company as commercial responsible of new hardware/software integrated products and software analyst.
Since 1989, she works at Thales Alenia Space (Selenia Spazio at the beginning) by spanning her experience belonging the whole value chain of main application space field (Earth Observation, Navigation and Telecommunication) and covering ranging responsibilities from System Engineer within Military and Civil Earth Observation Systems, Technical coordinator for the Navigation, Head of Engineering Unit for Data Exploitation belonging the Remote Sensing Division, Program Manager of European/National institutional programs by interfacing ESA, EUMETSAT, EC, EDA and Italian public customers.
In 2002, she started a new phase of her working life within the Marketing & Sales Department as Earth Observation Business Development Manager, Head of the Defense Marketing, Head of the New Initiative Development, Security Business Development Manager as expert, EURASIA Area Export Manager, Head of Market Intelligence and managerial activities in support to the Senior Executive Vice President of the Business Line Observation, Exploration and Navigation (BLOEN) and responsible of the Strategic Business Plan.
She is actively involved in working groups/forum as member and/or chairperson for Copernicus, Security (including SSA) and Space Policy. Appointed as EO and Security expert in numerous National and European Working Group: Italian GMES Steering Group, Chair of Thematic Area Surveillance for S-IMG (Security Industrial Management Group), Finmeccanica Security Community, Chair of Security Thematic Area for SPIN-IT (Italian Space Platform), space security for SERIT (National Security Platform), space export opportunity for AIAD (Defence Industry Association). Authored several technical/scientific papers and mentor of young people with a Master Degree in political, economic, law science and business schools to introduce them in the space arena.
Today, Member of National COPERNICUS User Forum and national committee for GGIM (Global Geospatial Information Management) as EO expert. Member of IAF (International Astronautical Federation) for Security Committee and Earth Observation & GEOSS Committee, Member of IAA (International Academic of Astronautics) for Space Debris Permanent Committee. Free Lecturer for International Master on Capacity Building in Astronautics for “La Sapienza University” DIAEE (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Astronautica Elettrica ed Energetica) with a module of 12 hours. From the beginning of her career she supported gender diversity actions by promoting a female role model and she actively supports the Women In Aerospace Europe (WIA-E) association as member since 2016 and from the following year as point of contact for Thales Alenia Space (WIA-E Platinum Corporate) and Director of Communication. Today, she is the WIA-E Chair and Co-leader of the Rome Local Group. Annamaria is also member of the BPW (Business Professional Women) Italy, to represent the space sector, and she received in 2018 an award as Recognised Leader.