European Space Agency
Program Coordinator, Global Development Assistance
Christoph Aubrecht manages the Global Development Assistance (GDA) program at the European Space Agency. GDA forms the technical backbone of the 'Space for International Development Assistance' (Space for IDA) initiative, jointly implemented with World Bank and Asian Development Bank, and has mobilized more than $85 million from both space and development finance resources dedicated to mainstreaming satellite EO in development operations. He holds master’s and PhD degrees in integrated GI science and remote sensing (TU Vienna) as well as certificates in executive leadership and management development (Harvard University).