COMMUNITY

The Karman Community is made up of Members who are highly curated global leaders in technology, science, business, politics and the arts who want to positively impact space. Members take up one or more equally important roles.

Member Roles

Karman Fellows
Fellows are a new generation change-makers and global leaders who are below 45 years old with potential to positively impact space.

Selection Board
The Selection Board consists of 20 highly respected and successful professionals who help select a new cohort of Fellows each year.

Karman Team
The Karman Team provides day-to-day operations and community management on behalf of the Karman Project.

Fellows

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Chairman
Chris Boshuizen
Operating Partner
DCVC
Chris was the co-founder of Planet Labs, a company providing unprecedented daily, global mapping of our changing planet from space.
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Christopher Richins
Co-founder & CEO
RBC-Signals
Christopher Richins is Founder and CEO of RBC Signals, a provider of global satellite communication "infrastructure as a service."
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Fabien Jordan
Founder & CEO
Astrocast
Fabien Jordan is widely recognized for his work on Switzerland’s first satellite, SwissCube, a highly successful educational mission.
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Katherine Bennell
Assistant Director PCD
Australian Space Agency
As Assistant Director for the Program and Capability Directorate of the newly established Australian Space Agency, Katherine leads a team to develop the Australian Space Agency’s first roadmaps, which will guide the advancement of the country’s space capability over the next decade.
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Lynette Tan
Chief Executive
Singapore Space & Technology
Lynette is the CEO of the Singapore Space and Technology Limited, and co-founder and Executive Director of the Singapore Space & Technology Association (SSTA).
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Chairman
Jean-Jacques Dordain
Former Director-General of ESA
Mr Jean-Jacques Dordain was Director General of the European Space Agency between 2003 and 2015. He has honorary functions as Vice President of the International Astronautical Federation and Chancellor of the International Space University.
Selection Board
Chairman
Alfred Véricel
Managing Partner
Red River West
Alfred is co-founder and managing partner of Red River West which he founded in partnership with Artemis Group. With a first fund at 120M euros closed in 2017, Red River West is a cross border Venture Capital company dedicated to the most successful European startups.
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Antonin Baudry
Film Director
Antonin Baudry first made himself known as a diplomat: he held the position of ambassador of French culture and president of the French Institute, and was also cultural counselor of France to the United States.
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Charles-Henri Levaillant
Advisor to the Chairman & CEO
LVMH
Charles-Henri Levaillant is currently Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of LVMH. Prior to this role he acted between 2013 and 2019 as General Manager of several businesses of the Chemical company SOLVAY, in the field of Peroxides, Phenol and bio-products.
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Chairman
Clay Mowry
VP Global Sales, Marketing, Customer Experience
Blue Origin
Clay Mowry is vice president for global sales at Blue Origin, a private space company developing reusable launch vehicles and technologies that dramatically improve access to space for people and payloads.
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Chairman
Jean-Michel Cazes
Founder & CEO
Château Lynch-Bages
Jean-Michel Cazes (born 25 March 1935, in Bordeaux) is a French winemaker and insurance executive. He managed the wine holdings of AXA Millésimes until 2000, the family insurance agency, and the Cazes family estates until 2006.
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Lisa Lang
Founder & CEO
ThePowerHouse GmbH
Lisa Lang is a European entrepreneur, technologist and international keynote speaker. She has gained recognition as one of Forbes Europe’s Top 50 Women in Tech, top 100 most influential people in wearable tech worldwide, one of 25 leaders in fashion and technology worldwide, and has been listed as one of the 50 most important women for innovation & startups in the EU.
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Ouchhh / Ferdi & Eylul Alıcı
AI & New Media Artist
Ferdi Alici and Eylul Alici are directors of OUCHHH, a pioneering new media and art studio. They have over a decade of experience functioning as a New Media Design Director for public arts and new media industry.
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Vasudev Bailey
Partner
Artis Ventures
Vasudev Bailey, PhD, is a partner at ARTIS Ventures where he focuses on investing in novel and breakthrough health and life sciences companies. He currently sits on 10 boards, including Eko, Unnatural Products, Inc., Aether, IDbyDNA, Association for Women in Sciences (AWIS), Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering, and The Trevor Project.
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William H. Gerstenmaier
Former Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations of NASA & Senior Consultant
SpaceX
William H. Gerstenmaier served as Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations between 2005 and July 10, 2019 at NASA’s headquarters in Washington and a special advisor to NASA's deputy administrator during July - December, 2019. Prior to being Associate Administrator, Gerstenmaier served as the International Space Station Office Program Manager, at Johnson Space Center, a position he began in June 2002. In February of 2020 Gerstenmaier joined SpaceX as Senior Principle Flight reliability Engineer Consultant, supporting Dragon Commercial Crew flights to ISS, Falcon 9 launches, Starlink, and Starship activities.
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Chairman
Hélène Huby
Chairman
Karman Project
Currently VP Orion European Service Module, Helene was Head of Innovation at Airbus Defence & Space where she grew a portfolio of 20+ new profitable businesses, laid the foundations of A^3 and Airbus Ventures in Silicon Valley.
Karman Team
Chairman
Artur Koop
Treasurer
Karman Project
Artur is the Avionics and Power Subsystem Lead of the Orion European Service Module at Airbus Defence and Space. He held several thermal & propulsion engineering positions beforehand.
Karman Team
Chairman
Hannah Ashford
Director, Fellowship & Community
Karman Project
Hannah oversees the Community Department at Factory Berlin, Germany’s leading innovation community of 3,500+ ambitious and international creators from the tech, creative and corporate industries.
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Ke Wang
Director, Operations & Growth
Karman Project
Ke is CEO of Disrupt Space, a platform which provides business cooperation opportunities for commercial space companies globally.
Karman Team
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Magni Johannsson
Director, Startups
Karman Project
Magni is a Swedish-Icelandic entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Disrupt Space where he fostered the growth of the entrepreneurial space ecosystem in Europe.
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