The IAF BUREAU

The IAF is administered by a Bureau consistent of Elected and Appointed Officers.
The Bureau meets four times every year – twice in March at the IAF Spring Meetings held in Paris and twice during the year’s International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in September/October.

Bureau meetings discuss IAF policy; IAF administrative and technical committees report on their activities; the IAF Finance Committee issues the audited financial statement of the Federation; and the Local Organising Committees (LOCs) of upcoming IACs provide status reports. At an IAC, the Bureau is responsible for organising the General Assembly meeting.

To become a member of the Bureau, a candidate must represent a member of the Federation. Candidacies must be accepted by a Nomination Committee, and then submitted to the General Assembly for approval.

The Bureau Elected Officers include its voting members: the President and twelve Vice-Presidents (VPs). Bureau Appointed Officers include the General Counsel, the Honorary Secretary, the Executive Director and the special advisors of the President. These last are non-voting members.

The Past President and the Incoming President of the Federation, the Presidents of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) also participate in the Bureau meetings but are non-voting members.

The President and Vice Presidents are elected for three years. They are not eligible to serve for a consecutive term and they shall not serve the Federation for more than two non-consecutive terms of the same office.


2016 – 2017 Bureau


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PRESIDENT

Jean-Yves LE GALL

President, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), France


VP: TBD

Gabriella ARRIGO

Head of International Relations, Italian Space Agency (ASI), Italy


Alexander Degtyarev

VP: INDUSTRY RELATIONS

Alexander DEGTYAREV

General Designer – General Director, Yuzhnoye State Design Office, Ukraine


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VP: COMMUNICATIONS, PUBLICATIONS AND GLOBAL CONFERENCES

Pascale EHRENFREUND

Chair of Executive Board, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Austria


VP: TBD

Seishiro KIBE

Advisor, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan


Otto Koudelka

VP: TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES

Otto KOUDELKA

Head of Institute of Communication Networks and Satellite Communications, Graz University of Technology, Austria


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VP: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND OUTREACH

Sergey KRIKALEV

Executive Director for Piloted Spaceflights, ROSCOSMOS, Russian Federation


VP: FINANCIAL MATTERS AND IAC EVOLUTION

Clayton MOWRY

VP, Global Sales, Marketing & Customer Experience, Blue Origin, United States


VP: TBD

Valanathan MUNSAMI

CEO, South African National Space Agency (SANSA), South Africa


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VP: GLOBAL MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSITY INITIATIVES

Mary Snitch

Senior Manager, Lockheed Martin Corporation, United States


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VP: EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Chris WELCH

Professor of Space Engineering, International Space University, United Kingdom


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VP: AGENCY, PARLIAMENTARIAN AND MINISTERIAL RELATIONS

Johann-Dietrich WOERNER

Director General, European Space Agency (ESA), Germany


VP: TBD

Baohua YANG

Vice President, Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) and China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CAST), China


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GENERAL COUNSEL

Lesley Jane SMITH

Professor, Leuphana University Lüneburg, United Kingdom


IAF HONORARY SECRETARY

Geir Hovmork

Deputy Director General, Norwegian Space Centre, Norway


Kai-Uwe Schrogl

IISL PRESIDENT

Kai-Uwe SCHROGL

Chief Strategy Officer, European Space Agency (ESA), Germany


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IAA PRESIDENT

Peter Jankowitsch

Former Ambassador and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Austria


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IAF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Christian FEICHTINGER

IAF Secretariat, France


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SPECIAL ADVISOR TO IAF PRESIDENT (IAF GLOBAL INNOVATION AGENDA 2016 – 2019)

John HORACK

Professor and Neil Armstrong Chair, The Ohio State University College of Engineering, United States


Victoria Alonsoperez

SPECIAL ADVISOR TO IAF PRESIDENT (NEXT GENERATION)

Victoria ALONSOPEREZ

Founder of Chipsafer, IAF 2016 Young Space Leader, Uruguay


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