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Since June 2016 Director of the ESPI

Professional Profile
Since June 2016   Director, European Space Policy Institute, Vienna, Austria
2007 - 2016   Served as the Secretary General of ASD-Eurospace.
2004 - 2007   Head of the French Space Agency (CNES) office in North America and Attaché for Space and Aeronautics at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C.
2001 – 2004   Deputy Director for Strategy and Programs, responsible for the Industrial Strategy of CNES, the French Space Agency.
1998 – 2000   Adviser to the French Ministry of Research for Industrial Policy Funds management, aiming at support to competitiveness support and new space applications and services development and promotion.
1996 – 1998   Appointed by Arianespace in Evry, France, to lead a risk mitigation and cost reduction plan covering to the end of operational life of the Ariane 4 launcher.
1990 - 1996   Mr. Tortora was based in Kourou, French Guiana, as Head of Arianespace Operations Quality Department. There, he led the Quality Management of the Ariane 4 launchers final integration and of the launch pad operations and maintenance. He supervised the industrialization and the implementation of the associated control plans.


Mr. Tortora started his career in 1984 at the French military procurement agency, DGA, as a naval weapons integration and test engineer, expert in signal processing and warships acoustic discretion.


English, French

Nationality: French


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