Interview with Magali Vaissiere - Head of ESA's Telecommunications Department
Magali Vaissiere, 48, took over from Pietro lo Galbo in September 2005 as the Head of the Telecommunications Department within the ESA Directorate for European Union and Industrial Programmes. Following the ESA Council meeting of December 2005, Mrs Vaissiere was interviewed about plans for the future of ESA’s telecommunications activities and her work in industry prior to joining the space agency.
Before joining ESA, Mrs Vaissiere was responsible for the global management of Astrium's civil institutional accounts in France in liaison with EADS Space. She successfully managed various ARTES projects. Magali Vaissiere has an Executive MBA, a Master of Sciences in Electrical Engineering from the University of Stanford and studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Paris. She is French and has two daughters.
A transcript of the interview is available on ESA’s specialist telecommunications site (see link in right hand menu).