Directors of ESA

ESA’s Director General is assisted in his work by 10 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 is the Director of Technology, Engineering and Quality (D/TEC), and Head of ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.

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David Parker Director of HRE
David Parker took up duty as Director of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration (D/HRE) on 1 April 2016.

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Eric Morel de WestgaverDirector of IPL
Eric Morel de Westgaver is the Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services (D/IPL), and Head of ESA HQ, Paris, France.

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Daniel NeuenschwanderDirector of STS
Daniel Neuenschwander is the Director of Space Transportation (D/STS).

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Josef AschbacherDirector of EOP
Josef Aschbacher took up duty as Director of Earth Observation (D/EOP) on 1 July 2016, and Head of ESRIN, Frascati, Italy.

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Paul VerhoefDirector of NAV
Paul Verhoef took up duty as the Director of the Galileo Programme and Navigation-related Activities (D/NAV) on 15 February 2016.

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Alvaro Giménez CañeteDirector of SCI
Alvaro Giménez Cañete is the Director of Science (D/SCI), and Head of ESAC, near Madrid, Spain.

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Magali VaissiereDirector of TIA
Magali Vaissiere is the Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications (D/TIA). She was appointed Head of ECSAT, Harwell, UK, on 1 July 2013.

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Jean Max Puech - Director of HIF
Jean Max Puech took up duty as Director of Internal Services (D/HIF) on 1 January 2016.

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Rolf Densing - Director of OPS
Rolf Densing took up duty as Director of Operations (D/OPS), and Head of ESOC, in Darmstadt, Germany, on 1 January 2016.

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