Donato Giorgi

Job Title
Managing Director - CNES liaison office - Middle East
Donato Giorgi is the Space Counsellor at the Embassy of France in the UAE and the Managing Director of the liaison office of the Centre National d’Études Spatiales -the French space agency- in the United Arab Emirates. Based in Abu Dhabi, he coordinates and promotes the development of space cooperation between France and the UAE and the Middle East region. Before moving to the UAE, Donato served as Head of European and International Relations at CNES. Donato and his team’s activities spanned from coordinating the French delegation to the European Space Agency (ESA) to relations with European national space agencies, the European Commission, the UN and a wide range of space agencies in the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Donato spent the ten previous years between the French delegation to ESA, the European Commission and the French Permanent representation to the EU. Donato holds a Master’s degree in Aerospace engineering from Politecnico di Milano and a Master’s degree in Political science from Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas.


11:10 / 11:35
Grand Ballroom

Space Applications

International Government Partnerships

International space agencies will discuss their partnerships with Middle East countries, their priorities and their lessons learned.