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Karman Fellow 2024

Manny Shar

Chief Strategy Officer
Orbit Fab

Manny is the Chief Strategy Officer at Orbit Fab, a pioneering space start-up focused on developing a sustainable in-space propellant and materials supply chain. With over a decade of leadership experience across space technology, consulting, and investment banking, Manny specializes in technology development, commercialization, and international growth.

At Orbit Fab, Manny has led the company's European and international expansion, winning million-dollar government contracts. He leads the company’s strategic planning, fundraising, and growth to advance the company's vision of a bustling in-space economy. Previously, as Head of Analytics at BryceTech, Manny established the firm’s European and international presence, leading government and commercial engagements and securing millions in contracts.

Before BryceTech, Manny managed the analysis of Inmarsat’s multi-billion-dollar portfolio of assets and drove strategic investments in satellite technology. He has also held roles in investment banks, including Goldman Sachs and Barclays.

Manny serves on multiple advisory boards and committees, including for the UK Space Agency and the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). He is the recipient of the 2023 IAF Young Space Leader award, SSPI’s 20 Under 35 award (2019 & 2020), SGAC’s Space Generation Leadership award, and the William S. Ball Award for Entrepreneurship.
He holds a Master's in Space Studies from the International Space University and a bachelor’s in computer science from the University of Kent.

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