Aarti HOLLA-MAINI

Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA) • Secretary General

Aarti Holla-Maini has been Secretary General of the GSOA (formerly ESOA) since 2004. She is a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Space, the WEF Global 5G Coalition Network and the WEF Essential Digital Infrastructure & Services Network.

Under Aarti’s leadership, GSOA & its member CEOs lead the effort to showcase the benefits of satellite communications for a more inclusive and secure society - vital to bridging the world’s digital divide, achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and realizing the 5G ecosystem.

Since joining the association, Aarti has led the expansion of GSOA from a European association to one that represents the interests of 29 global and regional satellite operators. She reports directly to their Chief Executives.

Aarti has 25 years' experience in the aerospace industry, starting at Daimler-Benz Aerospace/EADS (now Airbus) in Germany. In 2000, she moved to Brussels, representing Airbus interests in the European satellite navigation program: Galileo.

Aarti holds a Masters of Business Administration from HEC, France & Stern Business School, NYC, USA. She qualified as Solicitor of the Supreme Court in the UK in 1995, holding a 2:1 graded LLB Hons Law with German Law degree from King's College, University of London & the University of Passau, Germany. She is also an alumnus of the International Space University. Aarti is of British-Indian origin and holds British and Belgian nationalities. She lives in Brussels, has 3 children and speaks 5 languages.

Events

International Astronautical Congress 2022

18-22 September 2022

Paris, France

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The Global Conference on Space and the Information Society 2016

6-7 June 2016

Geneva, Switzerland

Participation: