Donato Giorgi is the Head of European and International Relations at Centre National d’Études Spatiales, the French space agency. Donato and his team’s activities span from the coordination of the French delegation to the European Space Agency to the relations with the 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.
His main expertise, European space relations, comes from a fifteen-year-long experience in the European space environment. He started as French representative to ESA for space exploration and science, then in Brussels as Space Counsellor at the French Permanent Representation to the European Union, and he has performed work with the European Commission.
Donato holds a Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and a Masters degree in International Relations from Université Paris 2 (France).