Geraldine Naja

Geraldine Naja

Director, Commercialization, Industry & Competitiveness
European Space Agency (ESA)

Geraldine Naja is Director of Commercialisation, Industry and Competitiveness at the European Space Agency (ESA). A French national, Geraldine holds over 30 years of experience, expertise and knowledge within the European space sector, in programmatic, managerial and strategy development positions.

She is responsible for elaborating and implementing ESA’s industrial and procurement policies, conducting negotiations with industry, and managing procurement for all the Agency’s activities and programmes. Furthermore, Geraldine is responsible for enabling and boosting European space commercialisation and business development ambitions through innovative programmes, tools and partnerships.

Geraldine holds an MSc in Engineering and Propulsion and an MSc in Political Sciences, from the French École Polytechnique and the École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées (ENSTA), and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) respectively.

Within various universities and institutes, Geraldine carries out teaching assignments about space policy, with the aim of inspiring future generations.

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The Future of LEO: Increasing our Industry Capacity in Space

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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