TEAM

Leadership

Jordan Vannitsen, Chief Executive Officer, has been involved in numerous international Nano/Microsatellite projects, as System Engineer and Project Manager, but also as CubeSats Flight Coordinator at the European Space Agency where he received the 2012 ESA Award for Teamwork Excellence.

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Julien Hennequin, Chief Operating Officer, has a proven track record of international sales and business development as part of a worldwide leading Nanosatellite company.

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Marco Agnan, Chief Technology Officer, has taken part in various international and French CubeSat projects and built a strong experience in Technical Management, System Engineering and Project Management

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YunPeng Tsai, Lead Software Engineer, has acquired hands-on experience on several CubeSat Projects. His skills include Flight Software, System Engineering and AIT/AIV which he developed as part of his studies at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.

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Board of Advisors

Nathan Kaiser has over 16 years of professional experience in the Greater China area, i.e. Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Taipei. A trailblazer in exposing the potential of Asia’s space industry, Nathan was the first Asian ­based member of the Space Angels Network and subsequently became its Asia Hub Representative. The Space Angels’ Hong Kong hub serves as the Greater China area’s point of contact for the organization. Nathan regularly speaks at and hosts events pertaining to early ­stage investments in Asia’s nascent high­tech industry, ranging from aerospace to fintech. 

As a founding partner of the noted firm Eiger, Nathan spends his time in the Greater China area, with regular visits to Europe, advising clients in investment, corporate law, commercial trade and commercial disputes.

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Pascal Viaud is currently CEO of UBIK Ltd, a consulting and service company headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan. He is also Chairman of the French Trade Advisors (Taiwan Chapter), Co-Chair of the Technology Committee at the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) and EU Expert in different cooperation programmes between Europe and Asia (GNSS.asia, EBRC, TRTA3, SILICON EUROPE, H2020-ICT). Pascal is also very active with start-up communities, mentor at Orange Fab' acceleration program in Taiwan, and one of the developers of "La French Tech - Taiwan" community / hub. Prior to his current position, Pascal worked in world-class space agency (NASA-JPL), nanoelectronics research institute (CEA Tech-LETI) and several multinational ICT companies in France / USA / Taiwan.

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Prof. Jiun-Jih Miau has engaged in teaching and research at the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan.  His research interests are mainly in the areas of fluid dynamics and space engineering.  Dr. Miau is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a Corresponding Member of IAA (International Academy of Astronautics), and a Fellow of AASRC (Aeronautical and Astronautical Society of Republic of China). During the years of 2008 and 2009, he served as the Director General of National Space Organization, Taiwan. 

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Boris Segret is a French air & space engineer graduated from ISAE-ENSMA in 1991. he began his career at Dassault Aviation as a system engineer for military aircrafts and business jets, then he evolved to the space sector with EADS Astrium (now Airbus Defence and Space). Boris sees the space exploration as a social issue and has gone to the planetary sciences. In 2011 he entered the LATMOS, space research laboratory in Paris area, to conduct the operations of an ESA's Venus Express instrument to study the atmosphere of Venus. Since 2013, he has developed the scientific CubeSat technology for scientific applications with the Paris Observatory and its partners. To this aim he is in charge of establishing a space campus that allows students, researchers and engineers to prepare the future space instruments together.

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Maxime Castera is an engineering management professional with nearly 10 years of software and project management experience in various countries, within critical industries such as medical imaging, aerospace and robotics. A Scrum and Agile development advocate, he is passionate by new development approaches around software product development.  Maxime is currently an R&D Manager at Barco NV in Belgium.

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Thomas Tanghe is a Manager at SpaceTec Partners, where he works on strategy engagements, start-up coaching and innovative funding instruments. Amongst others, Thomas is the author of the “Crowdfunding Innovative Ventures” and “Copernicus User Engagement Strategy” reports, published by the European Union. Thomas has a Masters in Management and a Masters in Industrial Engineering and previously worked for the European Space Agency and Deloitte Consulting. 

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