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G.V. Ashok (India)

Ashok G.V., is a Partner with Factum Law, Bengaluru, India. As an attorney, he specialises in Commercial disputes representing clients from aerospace, healthcare, manufacturing, remote sensing and technology industries in Intellectual Property, Taxation and Company disputes among others. Ashok advises space technology companies on remote sensing regulations, in addition to rendering his expertise for contract management, structuring investment transactions, asset management and enforcement and risk management. In addition to being an invited speaker at several domestic and international conferences on space law, he has also authored several papers and articles on the subject of regulating commercial space activities, responsible use of space and legal issues in space sustainability.

Dr. Ilaria Cinelli (Italy)

Ilaria Cinelli Eng. Ph.D. FAsMA is a senior engineer with records of accomplishments in biomedical engineering and space exploration. Her work experiences are in biomedical engineering, neural engineering, human factors, mission design, analog missions, space medicine, leadership, coaching, and management.

Ilaria has a Bachelor's and Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pisa (Italy), and a structured Ph.D. in Neural Engineering from the National University of Ireland Galway (Republic of Ireland). She is also a graduate of the Space Studies Program run by the International Space University at TU Delft (The Netherlands). More recently, she has completed a Postdoc at Tufts University (USA) in neuromodulation.

Ilaria is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, President of the Aerospace Human Factors Association, Member-at-Large of the Aerospace Medical Council, and Member-at-Large of the Life Sciences and Biomedical Engineering Branch. She is also Co-Leader of the Space Exploration Group of the Space Generation Advisory Council. In addition, Ilaria is an invited member of The Mars Society Steering Committee, thanks to her extensive experience gained in isolation while conducting several analog missions at the Mars Desert Research Station.​

Dr. Prof. Natalya Eremina (Russia)
Natalya Eremina is a Doctor of Political Science and Professor at the Department of European Studies of the Faculty of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University.
Dr. Assoc. Prof. Moriba Kemessia Jah (USA)

Dr. Moriba Kemessia Jah is a famous American space scientist and aerospace engineer known for his contributions to orbit determination and prediction especially as related to space situational awareness and space traffic monitoring. He is currently an associate professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin. Jah previously worked as a spacecraft navigator at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he was a navigator for the Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, Mars Express, Mars Exploration Rover, and his last mission was the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. He is a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety and, the Royal Astronomical Society. Jah was also selected into the 10th anniversary class of TED Fellows. He also was selected into the AIAA class of Fellows and Honorary Fellows in the year of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11. The AIAA "confers the distinction of Fellow upon individuals in recognition of their notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics and astronautics.

M.Sc. Prachi Chandravadan Kawade (India)

M.Sc. Prachi Chandravadan Kawade is working as Research Analyst in Space with Frost & Sullivan, where she is actively involved in tracking the current state of space markets and takes up the responsibility to support the consulting projects for leading space industry stakeholders. She has done her Master's in Space Studies (MSS17) from International Space University (ISU). She has worked on research projects with Space Ventures Investors Ltd and Physical Research Laboratory. She is interested in small satellite market and dedicated launch vehicle markets; IoT from Space and Space-based resources (lunar resources & asteroid mining).

Shankar Krishnamurthy (India)

Shankar Krishnamurthy is a Mechanical Engineer in the beginning who did DME in 1979 and AMIE in the mid-80s and worked in industries/factories and in industrial marketing (machine tool and metrology and testing equipment used in defense research, space, and aeronautical research, etc) for almost two decades. Then he did his MBA (with specialization in Marketing) and became a Senior Management person in companies. He also did Lean Six Sigma (Black Belt level) and software courses too.. Later he became a lawyer by doing LLB and MBL ( Master of Business Law in the prestigious National Law School of India where he got the highest GPA ). He worked as a consultant in safety, business process excellence, Lean six Sigma areas and became a legal expert in Intellectual Property Rights law and many other laws. He is an advisor /expert into any future project planning and as a policy and guidelines expert and strategic documents designer. He also worked as a trainer to National Productivity Council for several central govt departments and public sectors and also a trainer to IAS and IPS officers in many areas.

Francis Kudjoe (Ghana)

Francis Kudjoe is a postgraduate at the University of Bremen. He was the first Ghanaian to complete the professional Space Studies Program of 2016 (SSP16) of the International Space University (ISU). He finished his Masters by research in Environmental Physics with a major in Satellite Remote Sensing. At ISU his specialty was Space Applications. He holds MPhil in Physics with a major in Radiation Physics from the University of Cape Coast. He is often fascinated by events in the galaxies and space, and curious to know the reasons behind major space events and their impact on Earth. This passion drove him to a recently complete basic course in Radio Astronomy under the auspices of Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy, (DARA) program. He is deeply involved in space science and radio astronomy outreach in schools, on radio, and on television. His participation in DARA is inspired by the fact that Astronomy research requires cutting-edge technology and methods and comes with skills that are transferable to other areas. He has acquired advanced skills in python programming, which has superior computational capabilities for big data analysis to enhance his computational and analytical skills in his research career in Earth, Atmospheric and Space Sciences. A national Daily Graphic publication about an interview with him earned a national award-winning story on small scale mining in 2018.

Malak Trabelsi Loeb (UAE)

Malak Trabelsi Loeb is an entrepreneur, a Futurist, a strategist, and a Senior Legal Consultant specialized in International Business Law and International Space Law, Adjudicator, and International Commercial Arbitrator. Mrs. Loeb is a Lecturer in International Relations and Diplomacy, a multidisciplinary academic researcher, a writer and public speaker, and a Ph.D. Candidate in International Space Law. 

Mrs. Loeb is advocating for Sustainable Space For Humanity addressing the complex Space socioeconomic and environmental interrelated dimensions. "Sustainable Space For Humanity" advocacy aims to keep the peaceful use of outer space while ensuring socioeconomic development for the present and future generations without deteriorating the outer space environment. 

In the course of her professional journey, Mrs. Loeb has been advocating for employees' rights. She is a human rights activist and strives to combat human trafficking and gender inequality. Mrs. Loeb has received the title of Champion of Tolerance from the UAE Ministry of Tolerance in 2018. She strives to empower women, avail opportunities to youth from around the world and raises awareness to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Mbonteh Roland Ndunge (Cameroon)

Mbonteh Roland Ndunge Is a science tutor and a motivational speaker. The 23 years old who had BSc(Hons) in physics and renewable energy in 2018 doubles as the Senior Advisor Cameroon, for Swiss Space Tourism and he also holds many international positions like the International Space Station Ambassador for Cameroon, the president of TAFFD'S Transdisciplinary Agora For Future Discussions for Cameroon, the IAU OAE National Astronomy Education Coordinator for Cameroon, the IAU OAO National Outreach Coordinator for Cameroon, the West Africa Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (WAROAD) Coordinator for Cameroon, a member of AWB, the Explore Alliance Ambassador for Cameroon, etc. He also works with Art for Space Foundation where he sends the artwork of Cameroon citizens to space. He is a young philanthropist, mentor, and space enthusiast who sensitizes youths from universities and schools around the world on space issues and its uses. He approaches NGOs and government organisms concerned with technology to work on projects related to space. He organizes programs like World Space Week where Students, parents, teachers, and the public usually celebrate across the country. Being the founder of the only Astronomy Club in Cameroon and organizing Astronomy Outreaches and space programs in the country, he brings innovation in these fields. He currently got the chance to fly to outer space as one of the few Africans and the first Cameroonian, he believes the youths of Cameroon have a strong potential which has not yet been explored and this can initiate the creation of the space industry in Cameroon. His work is to work in collaboration with the government, interested parties, other African Nations to bring a rocket center in Africa and schools to train African youths in this domain. Most of it all, he is an aspiring astronaut.

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