Fellowship 2021

KARMAN FELLOWS 2021


SELECTION CRITERIA

SELECTION DAY

April 10th, 2021

The 2021 Selection Board convened virtually and was tasked with selecting the 15 Karman Fellows from a pool of high-calibre shortlisted candidates. The Board was chaired by Jean-Jacques Dordain, former Director General of the European Space Agency and was curated to consist of 40 highly respected and accomplished professionals, who likewise represent a fine intersection of disciplines, industries and cultures.

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candidate applications
shortlisted for presentation to the Selection Board
selected as Karman Fellows by the Selection Board

Selection Board 2021

Jean Jacques Dordain
CHAIRMAN

Jean-Jacques Dordain

Former Director-General of the European Space Agency
Benoist Grossmann

Philippe Baptiste

President
CNES
Benoist Grossmann

Patricia Barbizet

CEO
Temaris
Benoist Grossmann

Christoph von Braun

General Manager
Andrea von Braun Foundation
Elmar Broscheit

Elmar Broscheit

Managing Director
Macquarie Venture Capital Group
Nicolas Chamussy

Nicolas Chamussy

CEO
Nexter
Benoist Grossmann

Pierre-Henri Chappaz

Partner
Rothschild.Co
Benoist Grossmann

Bernard Charles

Vice Chairman & CEO
Dassault Systèmes
Benoist Grossmann

Juan de Dalmau

President
International Space University
Richard Zijlma

Thomas Dittler

Founder & ceo
Dittler Industriebeteiligungen GmbH
Benoist Grossmann

Nicolas Gaume

CEO
Orbite & Space Cargo
Fu Kun

Fu Kun

Managing Director
China Academy of Sciences Capital Management
Benoist Grossmann

Marco Fuchs

CEO
OHB
Benoist Grossmann

William Gerstenmaier

VP of Mission Assurance
SpaceX
Benoist Grossmann

Benoist Grossman

Founder & ceo
Dittler Industriebeteiligungen GmbH
Irene Ramme

Karen Hitschke

Managing Director & COO FUNDS
Yunus Social Business
Benoist Grossmann

Charles-Henri Levaillant

Digital & Client Director
Louis Vuitton
Benoist Grossmann

Shravin Mittal

Founder
Unbound
Clay Mowry

Clay Mowry

VP Global Sales, Marketing, Customer Experience
Blue Origin
Benoist Grossmann

Geraldine Naja

Head of Industrial Policy and Audit
ESA
Benoist Grossmann

Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

Co-Founder & CEO
SpaceBase
Benoist Grossmann

Augustin de Romanet

CEO
Groupe ADP
Benoist Grossmann

Nicole Scott

Astronaut & Founder
NASA; Space for Art Foundation
Benoist Grossmann

Alexander Straub

Investor
Straub Ventures
Sun Gongling

Sun Gongling

Full Professor
International Space University
Noor Sweid

Noor Sweid

General Partner
Global Ventures
Noor Sweid

Marc Ventresca

Professor
Oxford University
Florence Verzelen

Florence Verzelen

EVP Industry Solutions, Marketing, Global Affairs and Communications
Dassault Systems
Noor Sweid

Grazia Vittadini

CTO
Airbus
Noor Sweid

Justin Wilkes

President
Imagine Documentaries
Noor Sweid

Maru Winnacker

CEO
Super Group
Noor Sweid

Ji Wu

President
Chinese Society of Space Research
Noor Sweid

Zhijian Wu

President of the Council
China Space Foundation
Noor Sweid

Katherine Bennell

Director of Space Capability and Director of Robotics & Automation
Australian Space Agency / Karman Fellow 2020
Noor Sweid

Yoav Landsman

Co-Founder & CEO
Moonscape / Karman Fellow 2020
Noor Sweid

Temidayo Isaiah Oniosun

Managing Director
Space in Africa / Karman Fellow 2020
Noor Sweid

Rogel Mari Sese

Chair, Dept. of Aerospace Eng.
Ateneo de Davao University / Karman Fellow 2020
Noor Sweid

Lynette Tan

Chief Executive
Singapore Space & Technology / Karman Fellow 2020

Darrell Eterington

Space Journalist
TechCrunch