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Frank Salzgeber

Acting Vice Governor for Space Sector
Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST)

As Acting Vice Governor for Space of the Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST), Frank supports the build-up and operation of the Space programmes of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

19 years ago Frank started to work for the European Space Agency (ESA) as Head of Innovation and Ventures Office and he has built the largest space entrepreneurship network in the world the ESA BICs. His ESA team initiated over 370 industry transfers and aided over 1,300 start-ups. Additionally his office supported over 1,000 downstream business cases. 

During his ESA career he also headed the Technology Transfer Program Office (TTPO) as well as the Commercial Development for Human Spaceflight and Exploration unit. Before joining ESA, Frank held the position of Founder and CFO / COO for an IT start-up, headquartered in Munich, Germany. Frank also spent seven years at Apple Computer, now Apple Inc., as an account and sales manager, responsible for Central Europe.

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