" To encourage the development of high quality scientific, technical, cultural and human actions in the realms of Air and Space, promote knowledge in these areas and constitute a focal point for activities. "
1967-71: German Space Agency, planning and medium term space programmes. Manager for development of cryogenic technology. 1972: ELDO, project engineer, responsible of cryogenic structures. 1973-82: member of Ariane development project team. Successfully developed the cryogenic tanks for the first stage of Ariane I launch vehicle. 1982-1999: Arianespace, senior vice-president. Developed commercial activities, including commercial policies, customer relations and service. Participated in creation and member of the board of STARSEM. Chairman and CEO of Arianespace inc. Opened Tokyo and Singapour office. Actually consultant and professor at the Berlin Technical University, Institute for space and aeronautics.
Medals & distinctions:
ch ONM + ch LH.
Works & publications:
Numerous lectures and publications.
Air & Space Academy:
Board of governors:
Vice-président (2008 - 2013)
Foreign associate member ( 2002 )
Regular member ( 2007 )
Emeritus member (