Andrea VENA

European Space Agency (ESA)Chief Climate and Sustainability Officer

Andrea Vena is the Chief Climate and Sustainability Officer of the European Space Agency – ESA. He’s married with three children.

Graduated in Electronic Engineering, with a Master in Telecommunication Systems, he started his career as system engineer in Alenia Spazio, the space branch of Finmeccanica (today Leonardo), where he covered different managerial positions. In 2000, Mr Vena joined the ESA Strategy Department and in 2007 he was appointed head of the Corporate Strategic Planning office, in charge of the ESA Long-Term Plan and of the Agency-level Risk Management process.

Since 2016, he’s heading the Corporate Development Office, in charge of establishing a corporate strategy for the development of the organisation. On June 1st 2021 he has been appointed Chief Climate and Sustainability Officer to ensure that ESA and its programmes contribute to the Paris Agreements on Climate Change and the European Green Deal.


International Astronautical Congress 2021

25-29 October 2021

Dubai, United Arab Emirates