IAF Bureau • VP: Technical Activities
Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)Chief Operating Officer

Early in his career Lionel Suchet focused on human spaceflight, first in charge of safety and human factors and then as Project Leader for five human spaceflight missions, during which time he also worked to set up the CADMOS centre for the development of microgravity applications and space operations at CNES.

He subsequently oversaw all of CNES’s orbital systems projects before being appointed Deputy Director of the Toulouse Space Centre (CST). At the start of 2016, he created the agency’s Directorate of Innovation, Applications and Science, which he headed.

Mid-2017, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of CNES.


The Global Space Conference on Climate Change 2023

23 May-25 May 2023

Oslo, Norway


International Astronautical Congress 2021

25-29 October 2021

Dubai, United Arab Emirates