Seraphim Capital announces former Director General of European Space Agency as Senior Advisor and Member of the Advisory Board
From: Seraphim Capital
Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Seraphim Capital, the world’s leading specialist investment group focused on the Space sector, is delighted to announce that it has appointed Jan Wörner, former Director General of the European Space Agency, as Senior Advisor and Member of the Advisory Board.
Wörner has held a long and distinguished career in the Space sector. He served as the Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA), the highest-ranking official of the ESA, for over five years between 2015 to 2021 and served as Chairman of the ESA Council from 2012 to 2014. Jan led an ambitious technology strategy for Europe to strengthen its position in an increasingly competitive global market. He championed leveraging commercial technologies to build lower cost and higher performance satellites for communications, earth observation, navigation, and science at ESA. Jan has also been a strong advocate of space sustainability. i.e.active space debris removal and ensuring all its missions are environmentally neutral.
Jan Wörner, Senior Advisor and Member of the Advisory Board of Seraphim Capital, said: “I am delighted to join the Seraphim Capital’s advisory Board. As the global leader in SpaceTech investment, Seraphim endlessly explores the ecosystem to discover and invest in the companies that will shape a new economic revolution, transform the world and improve our daily lives.”
Mark Boggett, Managing Director of Seraphim Capital, said: “It is a real honour to welcome Jan as a Member of our Advisory Board. The Space Tech sector is forecast to grow into a trillion-dollar industry this decade. Technological advances are at a watershed moment, overturning traditional models for operating in Space, as low-cost access to Space becomes a reality with innovations such as reusable rockets and miniaturised satellites. Jan’s experience and expertise in the industry will be invaluable to Seraphim as we continue to grow our portfolio across the full SpaceTech ecosystem.”
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Seraphim Media Contacts: Clotilde Gros / Jamie Williams Seraphim@secnewgate.co.uk
About Seraphim Capital:
Seraphim is the world’s leading specialist investor in SpaceTech. Across our fund and accelerator activities we have now supported more than 50 Spacetech companies, making us the most prolific Spacetech investment group globally. Our international portfolio includes several pioneering companies now valued in $billions such as AST & Science (Nasdaq: ASTS), ArQit (www.arqit.com), Spire Global (www.spire.com) alongside global category leaders such as Iceye (www.iceye.com) and LeoLabs (www.leolabs.com).
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