Maria Gabriella SARAH

European Space Agency (ESA)Strategy and Foresight Department

Maria-Gabriella Sarah has a MSc in electrical engineering and has been working in American Consultancies before joining ESA. After a start in the Science Directorate, as operations engineer and Science Directorate Risk Cordinator, she implemented at corporate level in the Strategic Department the Agency Risk Management framework ESA is using today. She is now in charge of Partnerships with non-space businesses. In that context she has supported the setting up of the Sustainable development Goals catalogue ESA has put in place to gather all space projects helping achieve the 17 United Nations SDG’s. She is the Entrepreneurs Risk Management Committee chairperson at the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). Since September 2022, she was elected a full member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).