Bernhard Hufenbach currently acts as head of the ESA strategic planning and outreach office for space exploration. He works since 25 years at ESA in areas such as strategic planning, policy development, programme appraisal and evaluation, strategic partnership development, future studies and programme definition, outreach and technology development with a particular focus on space exploration. He holds two Master degrees from the Technical University of Berlin and Delft in Space Systems and Technologies and Space System Engineering.