Gianluigi Baldesi

Gianluigi Baldesi

Senior Corporate Development Coordinator, ESA (European Space Agency)

Senior manager with 15+ years of technology leadership experience in assessing and executing complex projects for future aerospace missions in a cross-cultural environment. Recognized at European level for successfully fostering innovation and driving the use of advanced technology across a range of industries. Long experience in developing and ensuring the right implementation of partnerships with different actors from small enterprises to large aerospace companies by work and in hand with the key stakeholders (customers, team, institutions, partners) and by programmatic development risk assessment.

Currently elaborating several aspects of overall ESA strategies and monitoring their implementation Agency-wide including launching new disruptive initiatives (i.e. Mega Trends, Blockchain, Cognitive Computing, Artificial Intelligence, …).

Top education achievements ranging from engineering and technology (Master, PhD) to executive strategy and business (MBA at Columbia Business School and London Business School).