Management

tortora


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Jean-Jacques Tortora

Professional Profile

Since June 2016
Director, European Space Policy Institute, Vienna, Austria

2007 - 2016
Served as the Secretary General of ASD-Eurospace.

2004 - 2007
Head of the French Space Agency (CNES) office in North America and Attaché for Space and Aeronautics at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C.

2001 – 2004
Deputy Director for Strategy and Programs, responsible for the Industrial Strategy of CNES, the French Space Agency.

1998 – 2000
Adviser to the French Ministry of Research for Industrial Policy Funds management, aiming at support to competitiveness support and new space applications and services development and promotion.

1996 – 1998
Appointed by Arianespace in Evry, France, to lead a risk mitigation and cost reduction plan covering to the end of operational life of the Ariane 4 launcher.

1990 - 1996
Mr. Tortora was based in Kourou, French Guiana, as Head of Arianespace Operations Quality Department. There, he led the Quality Management of the Ariane 4 launchers final integration and of the launch pad operations and maintenance. He supervised the industrialization and the implementation of the associated control plans.

 Mr. Tortora started his career in 1984 at the French military procurement agency, DGA, as a naval weapons integration and test engineer, expert in signal processing and warships acoustic discretion.

Languages: English, French

Nationality: French

evelyn2


Tel: +43 1 718 11 18 - 11


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Evelyn Obernosterer-Egger

Professional Profile

Since 2018
Treasurer at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), Vienna, Austria

2014-2018
Financial and Administrative Assistant at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), Vienna, Austria
Accounting, Project Controlling, Budgeting and Forecast

2009-2014
Maternity Leave

2004-2008
Finance Management & Research at the LBI for Social Psychiatry
Research, Financial Operations, Project Management and Reporting

2001
Tutor at the Institute of Sociology, University of Vienna
Assistance for Gender Studies

1999-2000
Finance & Controlling at Universal Music Austria
Accounting & Controlling issues

Education

2014-2018
Professional training and specialization at the Institute for Economic Development of the Vienna Economic Chamber

1998-2004
Master´s degree in Sociology and Economics; University of Vienna

1995-1998
Humboldt Business school, Vienna

Languages:
German, English, Basic French

Nationality:
Austrian

Coordinator of Studies

seb2


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Sebastien Moranta

Professional Profile

Since June 2017
Coordinator of Studies, European Space Policy Institute, Vienna
Planning and supervision of ESPI workplan
Project management and quality assurance
ESPI databases management

2015 - 2017
Senior Advisor
Space strategies studies managment
Business and partnership development

2010 - 2015
Industry Strategy Analyst, Eurospace
Research and analyses
Database management
Events organisation
Working groups management

2010
Methods Engineer, Thales Alenia Space
Lean manufacturing and process integration
Smart production tools

Education

2010
Master in Industrial management and logistics, IPSA

2009
Master in mecatronics, Institut Polytechnique des Sciences Avancées

2005 - 2008
Bachelor in aeronautics and space system engineering, IPSA

2012
Space technology professional course TTVS, CNES

Languages:
French, English, Spanish

Nationality:
French

Associate Senior Fellow

Professional Profile

Since September 2019
Associate Senior Fellow for ESPI, Vienna, Austria.

2018 - 08/2019
Senior Research Fellow at ESPI, Vienna, Austria.

2014 - 2018
Resident Fellow at ESPI, Vienna, Austria.

2012 - 2013
Research Intern at ESPI, Vienna, Austria.

2011
Manager of a Beach Club, Grosseto, Italy.

2009
Trainee at the Protocol Assistance Office of the Organizing Committee of the XIII FINA, Rome, Italy.

Education

2012
ESA/ECSL Summer Course on Space Law and Policy, Paphos, Cyprus

2012
SIOI/ASI/CNR-ISGI Master on Space Policy and Institutions, Rome, Italy. Final dissertation on International Space Law: “Space Sustainability and the new Normative Solutions”.

2011
Institute for Global Studies- School of Government Security Studies Programme, Rome, Italy.

2008-2012
Magister´degree in International Relations of Asia and Africa, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Naples, L´Orientale, Naples, Italy. Final dissertation on World Politics (pending): “Asian Regionalism in the Space Sector”.

2009
SIOI Master on International Relations and International Protection of Human Rights, Rome, Italy. Final dissertation on International Relations: “Article IX of Japanese Constitution and its Geopolitical Effects”

2006
Intensive Japanese Language course, Kudan Institute of Language and Culture, Tokyo, Japan

2004-2008
Bachelor´s of Oriental Languages and Cultures, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy. Final dissertation on Japanese History.

Languages:
Italian, English, Japanese

Nationality:
Italian

Resident Fellows

Mathieu001


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Mathieu Bataille

Professional Profile

Since 2019
Resident Fellow at ESPI, Vienna, Austria (CNES seconded researcher)

2018
Research officer at the Studies and Influence Department of the French Air Force

2018
Intern at Keolis – Assistance to the management of press relations

Education

2016 - 2018
Master’s degree of Political Science and International Relations, Sciences Po Paris, France

2013 - 2016
Bachelor’s degree of Political Science, Sciences Po Grenoble, France

Languages:
French, English, German

Nationality:
French

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Sara001

Tel: +43 1 718 11 18 - 27


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Email:
Sara Hadley

Professional Profile

Since 2019
Resident Fellow at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), Vienna, Austria.

2019
Research Intern at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), Vienna, Austria.

2016
Intern at the German Federal Foreign Office in the division for nuclear disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation.

Education

2018
MSc in Global Crime, Justice and Security at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

2017
BA in Intercultural Relations and Behavior at Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany.

Languages:
German, English, French

Nationality:
German, Canadian

 

tomas


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Tomas Hrozensky

Professional Profile

Since June 2018
Resident Fellow at ESPI, Vienna, Austria.

Since 2016
Chairman of the Slovak Space Policy Association NGO

Since 2015
Various positions in the Space Generation Advisory Council – NPoC for Slovakia, member of the Space Law and Policy project group, member of the organizing team of the Space Generation Forum 2.0

2014 - 2018
Member of delegation of the Slovak Republic to the UN Committee for Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

2017
Researcher for the Space Security Index Project covering national space policies and multilateral forums for space governance

2013 - 2015
Internships - International Visegrad Fund, Representation of European Commission in the Slovak Republic, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic

Education

2015 - 2018
PhD. in International Relations, Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of the Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

2016 - 2017
Fulbright Research Stay at the Space Policy Institute of George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA

2015
Master of Arts in International Relations at the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of the Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

2014
CEEPUS research stay at the University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria

2014
European Centre for Space Law Summer Course on Space Law and Policy, Geneva, Switzerland

Languages:
Slovak, English, German

Nationality:
Slovak

giancarlo


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Giancarlo LaRocca

Professional Profile

Since 2020
Resident Fellow at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI). Vienna, Austria. (ASI-SIOI Fellowship).

2019
Trainee at ESA, DG-SM Member States Relations and Partnership Office, Frascati, Italy.

2019
Freelance proofreader and copyeditor for two research projects, published by Oxford University Press and Routledge.

2017-2019
Treasurer and Council Member at the Youth Movement for International Organisation (MSOI Roma), Rome, Italy.

2018
Visiting Researcher at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI) on Arctic governance and geopolitics of natural resources, Oslo, Norway.

Education

2019
Master in Space Institutions and Policies at SIOI (Italian Society for International Organisations) (SIOI-ASI-CNR), Rome, Italy.

2019
Analyst Course in Technology and International Relations at Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Rome, Italy.

2016-2018
MA in International Studies at Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy.

2012-2016
BA in Political Sciences and International Relations at Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy.

Languages:
Italian, English, French

Nationality:
Italian

Administration and Support Staff

lena kock


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Lena Köck

Professional Profile

Since 2016
Management Assistant at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), Vienna, Austria

2013 - 2015
Administrative Assistant at Andritz Hydro Canada, Inc., Montreal, Canada

2012 - 2013
French course at Geos Academy, Montreal, Canada

2005 - 2012
Travel manager at Travel Agency "Mondial", Vienna, Austria

 2001 - 2004
Business Administration Assistant for the coffee trading company "Promocoffee" in Zaporozhye, Ukraine

Education

2001
Master degree in Industrial Economics, National University in Zaporozhye, Ukraine

Languages:
English, German, French, Russian, Ukrainian

Nationality:
Austrian

Petra


Tel: +43 1 718 11 18 - 22


Fax: +43 1 718 11 18 - 99


Email:
Petra Walter

Professional Profile

Since 2019
Financial and Administrative Assistant at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), Vienna, Austria Accounting, Project Controlling, Budgeting and Forecast

2014 - 2018
Certified employee in accounting and payroll at ATP Austrian Tax Partner

2012 - 2013
Certified employee in payroll at Consultatio Audit and Fiduciary Tax Advice GmbH & Co KG

2007 - 2012
Human Resource Generalist at the Austrian Federal Railways

 2005 - 2007
Certified employee in accounting and payroll at Tax Advisor Mag. Dietmar Pfeiler

2003 - 2005
Certified employee in accounting and payroll at Tax Advisor Geza Bernd Dickinger

Education

2013
Diploma in Accounting at the finance Academy from the Institute for Economic Development of the Vienna Economic Chamber

2006
Graduation from Business School in Vienna

2004
Graduated from the Academy of Tax Advisors and Public Accountants as a certified payroll accountant

2003 - 2003
Completed apprenticeship as office clerk

Languages:
German, English

Nationality:
Austrian

chris


Tel: +43 1 718 11 18 - 18


Fax: +43 1 718 11 18 - 99


Email:
Christian Csizmazia

Professional Profile

Since 2017
ESPI IT Administrator, Vienna, Austria

Education

Since 2017
Bioengineering, University of applied science, Vienna, Austria

Since 2010

Computer science, Technical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Languages:
English, German

Nationality:
Austrian

 

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