Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General

We appoint highly qualified managerial professionals in all areas of the organisation in order to ensure the smooth running of ESA.

Management positions include positions such as section heads, division heads, department heads and project managers.

Each of the 11 Directorates within ESA is led by a director who reports directly to the Director General, who has overall responsibility for the strategic direction of ESA.

The academic backgrounds of managers reflect the diversity of technical, scientific and administrative activities in which the Agency is involved. They typically include:

  • engineering;
  • natural sciences;
  • business administration;
  • economics; and
  • law.

Depending on the nature of the assignment, management positions address the varying levels of strategic and operational management required in an international and highly professional organisation.

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