Cenan Al-Ekabi

Mr. Cenan Al-Ekabi recently joined the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Secretariat as a Projects Manager. Prior to joining the IAF, Cenan worked as a Research Fellow at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in Vienna, Austria since 2011, after completing two advanced studies LL.M. degrees in Air & Space Law and in European & International Business Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands, and participating in the ISU Space Studies Program in 2016.

He is a specialist in current and historical evolutions in the civil, military, industry and commercial space domains, and has conducted macroeconomic and microeconomic assessments for ESPI’s stakeholders in the European space sector. At ESPI, he was responsible for the management and production of ESPI’s Yearbook on Space Policy book series and its Space Policies, Issues and Trends report series, including their related databases and other projects addressing the stakes for European commercial spacecraft industry competitiveness, challenges for Europe to maintain autonomous access to space, and measuring the future benefits of space exploration.