WHO WE ARE

Meet the team

Gaetan Petit

Gaetan Petit

Co-Founder

Gaetan is a scientific advisor at the Swiss Space Center.

Gaetan is promoting space technologies

gaetan@space4impact.org

Cyril Kubr

Cyril Kubr

Co-Founder

Cyril is the deputy director of the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre Switzerland.

Cyril is boosting high tech space startups in Switzerland

Grégoire Bourban

Grégoire Bourban

Co-Founder

Grégoire is the deputy director of the Swiss Space Center.

Grégoire is supporting space innovation in Switzerland

Edoardo Alberti

Edoardo Alberti

Venture Partner

 Edoardo is the co-founder of the Swiss company Micos – “Engineering for Remote Sensing”. At Micos, Edoardo works as a senior system engineer and is responsible for sales & business development. 

Edoardo is currently conducting an executive MBA at EPFL

Adela Villanueva

Adela Villanueva

Venture Partner

Adela has 15 years of experience transforming, accelerating and scaling large organizations, startups and businesses around the globe.

Adela is helping Space4Impact accelerate its growth and facilitate high tech startups-corporate & public sector collaboration, as well as helping organizations embrace  sustainable innovation

Raphael Roettgen

Raphael Roettgen

Venture Partner

Raphael is the founder of E2MC Space Ventures and possesses a unique blend of space and financial expertise. He has 20 years of global financial markets experience in M&A and investing, at banks and hedge funds.

Since 2017 Raphael is involved in the space sector as an investor and advisor. 

Nina Walker

Nina Walker

Graduate Trainee

Nina has a background in business analytics, marketing and event organization. She recently graduated from HEC Lausanne and previously studied at EHL.

Nina takes the role of the business analyst at Space4Impact.

Gabriela Ligeza

Gabriela Ligeza

Graduate Trainee

Gabriela has a background in Earth sciences and has been a trainee at the European Space Agency. She recently graduated from ETH Zurich and is a fromer member of ETHZ rocket team.

Gabriela takes the role of the technology analyst at Space4Impact.

José Achache

José Achache

Advisor

José is the director of AP-Swiss, the European Space Agency (ESA) Ambassador Platform for satcoms and integrated applications with the Swiss industry. Previously he was the director of the Group on Earth Observations, the director of Earth Observation Programmes at ESA, and the deputy director for Research and Technology at CNES, the French space agency.

José is the architect of COPERNICUS, the global Earth monitoring programme of the European Union

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