SGAC welcomes a new Business Development Officer

After a thorough selection process, the Selection Committee, comprised of SGAC Co-Chairs and the Executive Director, has appointed Isi Casas del Valle Pacheco as the new Business Development Officer (BDO) of SGAC.

Three candidates from three different countries applied for the position, which was opened internally within our organisation. The selection process included multiple phases of detailed evaluations and interview by the Selection Committee, culminating in the final selection of the candidate by consensus.

We warmly welcome Isi to the team!

About Isi Casas del Valle Pacheco

Isi is a Chilean Aerospace Lawyer with an MSc in Business Management, currently pursuing a PhD in Space Law. She has worked with international organizations like the European Southern Observatory and has consulted for various Space Startups while being a National Point of Contact of Chile and Regional Coordinator of South America at the Space Generation Advisory Council.

She is a professor of Space Law and Public International Law at Universidad de los Andes and has been invited as a guest lecturer at multiple Space Studies Programs of the International Space University, and other universities from around the world.

Isi is the first Chilean to be awarded the Emerging Space Leader recognition by the International Astronautical Federation. Additionally, she has been awarded the IAC Young Professionals Scholarship and Ray Williamson Future Fund Scholarship, both by the Secure World Foundation; as well as the Highest Academic Achievement Scholarship and multiple recognition diplomas during her Law studies at Universidad de los Andes.

“I am thrilled and honoured to be appointed as the next Business Development Officer at SGAC. Over the past six years, my journey with SGAC has been rich with meaningful experiences, contributions, and valuable lessons. I look forward to leveraging my experience and dedication to further amplify SGAC’s outreach and impact, fostering new opportunities and advancing our shared mission across the globe.”

Isi Casas del Valle Pacheco, SGAC Business Development Officer

“We are truly delighted to bring on-board an excellent leader of our community to the SGAC staff team. Isi has already made a great impact in her significant history at SGAC, especially as RC to South America, and we cannot wait to see what she can deliver in her new role as Business Development Officer. Isi‘s enthusiasm and strong international exposure, especially in more emerging regions, make her an excellent profile for this new position at SGAC.”

SGAC Co-Chairs

“I am thrilled to welcome Isi to the SGAC staff team as our new Business Development Officer. With a remarkable track record at SGAC, particularly as the Regional Coordinator for South America, I am confident in her ability to further develop the currently less active regions and foster new partnerships and collaborations. I am excited to see the innovative ideas and positive impact she will bring to our organisation and look forward to working with her.”

Nikol Koleva, SGAC Executive Director