Karman Fellow 2020
Yohann has been working in space for more than 10 years. He is now the CEO of Maiaspace.
He joined Eutelsat, one of the top communications satellite operators in the world in 2010 as Director of Strategy, before being appointed as Director of Engineering and Secretary of the Executive Committee in 2013. In July 2014, Yohann Leroy became Chief Technical Officer, before moving into his former role as Deputy CEO in April 2017. An engineer of the Ecole des Mines and graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, Yohann started his career as a civil servant in 2003 for the Ministry for Industry, when he joined the Ile-de-France Regional Division for Industry, Research and the Environment (DRIRE) as Head of the Department for Industrial Development. In 2007, he joined the office of the French Prime Minister François Fillon, where he served as technical advisor in charge notably of digital economy and industrial policy. Yohann is a black belt in karate, and a marathon and ultra-trail runner.