SELECTION DAY 2020

March 13-15 2020

The Karman Selection Day in March 2020 gathered for the first time an international board consisting of global leaders in tech, science, business, politics and the arts to help select an inaugural group of Karman Fellows.

179
52
15
potential candidates were pooled
were presented to the selection board
were selected by the board and invited to participate in the Fellowship

2020 Selection Board

Jean Jacques Dordain
CHAIRMAN

Jean-Jacques Dordain

Former Director-General of the European Space Agency
Alfred Véricel

Alfred Véricel

Managing Partner
Red River West
Antonin Baudry

Antonin Baudry

Film Director
Charles-Henri Levaillant

Charles-Henri Levaillant

Advisor to the Chairman & CEO
LVMH
Clay Mowry

Clay Mowry

VP Global Sales, Marketing, Customer Experience
Blue Origin
Elmar Broscheit

Elmar Broscheit

Managing Director
Macquarie Venture Capital Group
Florence Verzelen

Florence Verzelen

EVP Industry Solutions, Marketing, Global Affairs and Communications
Dassault Systems
Fu Kun

Fu Kun

Managing Director
China Academy of Sciences Capital Management
Gary Martin

Gary Martin

VP North American Operations
International Space University
Irene Ramme

Irene Ramme

CEO
Parmigiani Fleurier Europe
Irene Ramme

Karen Hitschke

Managing Director & COO FUNDS
Yunus Social Business
Ludovic Subran

Ludovic Subran

Chief Economist
Allianz SE
Marcel Reichart

Marcel Reichart

Growth PARTNER
Bertelsmann
Michael Najjar

Michael Najjar

Artist
Nicolas Chamussy

Nicolas Chamussy

Space Strategy Advisor
Airbus Group
Noor Sweid

Noor Sweid

General Partner
Global Ventures

Darrell Eterington

Space Journalist
TechCrunch
Pierre Jean Léna

Pierre Jean Léna

Astrophysicist
Richard Zijlma

Richard Zijlma

Former Director
Amsterdam Dance Event
Sun Gongling

Sun Gongling

Full Professor
International Space University
Richard Zijlma

Thomas Dittler

Founder & ceo
Dittler Industriebeteiligungen GmbH

Tyrol, Austria

Interalpen Tyrol

The Selection Day occurred at Interalpen Tyrol, one of the most impressive 5-star hotels in the Austrian Alps resting amidst a magnificent landscape, surrounded by a gigantic mountain backdrop.