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Ms Candace Johnson

Entrepreneur, Founder and Investor

Candace Johnson is a global infrastructure, network and innovation entrepreneur and investor. She is Founder/Co-Founder of SES (Société Européenne des Satellites), Loral-Teleport Europe, Europe Online, Oceania Women’s Network Satellite (OWNSAT), a founding investor in the Kacific Satellite System. Ms. Johnson is also Founding President of the VATM, the Association of Private Telecom Operators in Germany and Founding President of the Global Telecom Women’s Network (GTWN). Currently, Candace is Chair of Advisory Board and Partner of Seraphim Space Fund, Founding Vice Chair of NorthStar Earth and Space, and Non-Executive Director of SES-imagotag, the world’s leading IOT/Electronic Shelf Labelling group. Ms. Johnson is a member of the Executive Board of the ICC, International Chamber of Commerce, Member Saudi Space Commission Council, Advisor to NEOM Technical and Digital Infrastructure and is Vice President of Institut EuropIA, the European Institute of Artificial Intelligence. She is also Vice Chair of the B 20 Task Force on Technology, Innovation and R & D for 2023.

In 2012 she and a group of engaged women created the Global Board Ready Women initiative, (GBRW). She is President Emeritus of EBAN after having completed a four-year presidency of EBAN, (European Business Angels Network), during which she was honoured to help found ABAN (African Business Angels Network) amongst other initiatives. In 2020, she was Co-Chair of the Women in Business Task Force for the G20 in Saudi Arabia.

She has been decorated by the Luxembourg Government with the Commander of the Order of Merit and the Officer of the Oak Leaf Crown as well as being decorated by the German Government with the Officer of the Federal Order of Merit. Ms. Johnson has received numerous Lifetime Achievement Awards from such prestigious organisations as the World Communication Awards, Women in Aerospace, The International Alliance of Women and the Global Telecom Women’s Network, (GTWN). Ms. Johnson has an honorary doctorate from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Masters with honours from the Sorbonne and Stanford and an undergraduate degree from Vassar College.