Minoo Rathnasabapathy currently serves as the Executive Director of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), a global non-governmental organization which acts in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications, based in Vienna, Austria. Ms. Rathnasabapathy is responsible for leading the operations, business development, strategy, and policy output for SGAC, a network that represents over 10,000 university students and young professionals in 110+ countries.
Before joining SGAC, Ms. Rathnasabapathy worked as an Aerospace Engineer on the structural design optimization for the ARIANE 5 launch system in Augsburg, Germany. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, and is currently completing her PhD in Aerospace Engineering. Her doctoral thesis investigates the impact dynamics of novel materials used in aerospace structures.
Ms. Rathnasabapathy serves as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Space Technology and the Generation-Next Advisory Board for Via Satellite. Besides her interest in the space sector, Minoo enjoys hiking, bungee-jumping, and has a black belt in Shotokan Karate.