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Mr Joerg Kreisel

CEO, JKIC – Chairman + Co-Founder, iBOSS – Secretary, CONFERS Executive Committee

Joerg specializes in technology commercialization and has been involved in numerous, mostly international, activities in both space and early-stage equity financing since 1987 (e.g. supporting the founding and early years of RapidEye). After a first career in the space industry, he became a venture capitalist in the early 1990s and has been involved in the creation of new space companies around the world. He holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering from RWTH Aachen University (Germany) is an early alumnus of ISU (International Space University), has been teaching at various universities since the 1990s and is a frequent speaker at international events. Joerg was born in 1961 and is married with two children. His company JKIC was founded in Germany in 1991 and focuses on innovative and commercial activities in the space sector and special financing. Today, JKIC is a recognized label in the global space community, advising space-related government agencies, industry and selected investors worldwide, supporting space commercialization and new ventures, facilitating international partnerships, equity financing, global linkages and strategy development as well as new system concepts. Since 2000, JKIC has been involved in ISAM (In-Space Servicing, Assembly and Manufacturing) and ADR (Active Debris Removal) projects or dedicated commercial ventures. Joerg is chairman and co-founder of iBOSS – in this capacity he serves as secretary of CONFERS. In summary, Joerg has been in the space industry for 36 years and has been involved in early stage financing for over 30 years – he is currently involved in several space related startups in several countries. Joerg is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), a founding member and Vice-Chair of the SEIC (Space Entrepreneurship and Investment Committee) and a member of the IPC (International Program Committee) of the IAF (International Astronautical Federation), Associate Editor of the journal NewSpace and Director New Initiatives of WIA-Europe (Women in Aerospace).