Directors of ESA

ESA’s Director General is assisted in his work by 11 Directors, each of whom is responsible for one of ESA’s programmes or for administering part of the Agency.

 

Franco Ongaro - Director of TEC
Franco Ongaro took up duty as Director of Technical and Quality Management (D/TEC), and Head of ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, on 1 April 2011.

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Thomas ReiterDirector of HSO
Thomas Reiter took up duty as Director of Human Spaceflight and Operations (D/HSO), and Head of ESOC in Darmstadt, Germany, on 18 April 2011.

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Antonio FabriziDirector, Adviser to the DG
Antonio Fabrizi took up duty as Director, Adviser to the DG (D/ADV) on 1 March 2014.

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Eric Morel de WestgaverDirector of IPL
Eric Morel de Westgaver took up duty as Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services (D/IPL) on 1 November 2013.

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Gaele WintersDirector of LAU
Gaele Winters took up duty as Director of Launchers (D/LAU), and Head of ESA HQ, Paris, France, on 1 March 2014.

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Volker LiebigDirector of EOP
Volker Liebig took up duty as Director of Earth Observation (D/EOP) and Head of ESRIN, Frascati near Rome, in October 2004.

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Didier FaivreDirector of NAV
Didier Faivre took up full duty as Director of the Galileo Programme and Navigation-related Activities (D/NAV) on 1 April 2011. He had been acting Director since 1 January.

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Alvaro Giménez CañeteDirector of SRE
Alvaro Giménez Cañete took up duty as Director of Science and Robotic Exploration (D/SRE), and Head of ESAC, near Madrid, Spain, on 1 May 2011.

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Magali VaissiereDirector of TIA
Magali Vaissiere took up duty as Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications (D/TIA) on 1 June 2008. She was appointed Head of ECSAT, Harwell, UK, on 1 July 2013.

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Hans Georg MockelDirector of HFC
Hans Georg Mockel took up duty as Director of Human Resources, Facility Management and Communication (D/HFC) on 1 March 2014.

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Giuseppe MorsilloDirector of FCI
Giuseppe Morsillo took up duty as Director for Finance, Controlling and Information Technology (D/FCI) on 1 November 2013.

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Last update: 23 July 2014

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