IAF Bureau

The IAF Bureau is one of the main organs of the International Astronautical Federation, consisting of Elected and Appointive Officers.

The IAF Bureau generally meets five times a year – twice in March during the IAF Spring Meetings held in Paris and three times during the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in September/October.

Duties of the IAF Bureau include:

  • Receive applications for Membership and report its recommendation to the General Assembly;
  • Recommend to the General Assembly for consideration the termination of Membership;
  • Recommend and supervise the arrangements for the plenary meetings of the General Assembly and for congresses, symposia and other such IAF meetings;
  • Prepare an agenda for the plenary meetings of the General Assembly;
  • Supervise the preparation of an annual financial report to the General Assembly;
  • Appoint interim committees;
  • Take appropriate measures for developing the cooperation of the Federation with national and international organizations, societies and bodies;
  • Perform such additional duties as may be directed by the General Assembly.

The President and Vice Presidents are elected for three years. The IAF President and IAF Vice Presidents shall serve in their office according to the provisions in the IAF Constitution for a maximum period of two non-consecutive terms.

THE IAF BUREAU CONSISTS OF:

VOTING MEMBERS

  • The IAF President
  • 12 IAF Vice- Presidents

NON VOTING MEMBERS

  • The Incoming IAF President
  • The IAF Executive Director
  • The IAF General Counsel
  • The IAF Honorary Secretary
  • The Special Advisors to the President

IAF BUREAU 2021 – 2022:

IAF President

Pascale EHRENFREUND

President, International Space University (ISU)

Incoming IAF President

Clay MOWRY

Chief Revenue Officer, Voyager Space Holdings

VP: IAF Global Networking Forum

Steve EISENHART

Senior Vice President, Space Foundation

VP: Financial Matters and Industry Relations

Andreas LINDENTHAL

Head of Business Operations Space Systems, Head of Spacecraft Equipment, Head of Space Systems Germany, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

VP: Space Economy and Sponsorship

Nobu OKADA

Founder & CEO, Astroscale

VP: Diversity Initiatives and Science & Academic Relations

Deganit PAIKOWSKY

Lecturer, Department of International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

VP: Education and Workforce Development

Davide PETRILLO

Executive Director, Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)

VP: Relations with International Organizations

Sergey SAVELIEV

Deputy Director General for International Cooperation, ROSCOSMOS

VP: Communications, Publications and Global Conferences

Mary SNITCH

Lead, External Engagements, Lockheed Martin Corporation

VP: Technical Activities

Lionel SUCHET

Chief Operating Officer, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

VP: Parliamentarian and Ministerial Relations and User Communities

Dominique TILMANS

President, EURISY

VP: Honours and Awards

Anthony TSOUGRANIS

Europe Team Lead, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

VP: Societies and Museums

Xiaojun WANG

President, China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT)

General Counsel

Sergio MARCHISIO

Full Professor of International Law, Sapienza University of Rome

IAF Honorary Secretary

Geir HOVMORK

Special Adviser to the Director General, Norwegian Space Agency

Executive Director

Christian FEICHTINGER

Executive Director, IAF Secretariat

Special Advisor to President (International Space Forum, ISF & Developing Countries and Emerging Nations, ACDCEC)

Giorgio SACCOCCIA

President, Italian Space Agency (ASI)

Special Advisor to President (IAC Evolution)

S. SOMANATH

Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)