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Christian Sallaberger

Canadensys Aerospace Corp

Dr. Sallaberger is President & CEO of Canadensys Aerospace Corporation, a Canadian space systems and missions company working for both domestic government customers and international commercial ones. Prior to assuming the leadership of Canadensys, he held the roles of Vice President and Director of Space Exploration at MDA. Prior to MDA, he worked for the Canadian Space Agency where he held a variety of positions including Manager of Strategic Development and Manager of Space Exploration. He has also worked for the European Space Agency in the Netherlands, and for IBM in Canada.

 Dr. Sallaberger obtained degrees from the University of Waterloo in Canada, the University of California at Berkeley, and received his doctorate from the University of Toronto. He is currently Chairman of the International Astronautical Federation Space Exploration Committee, and was appointed a lifetime member of the International Academy of Astronautics in 2000.

 Dr. Sallaberger is Chairman of the Board of the International Space University which has its main campus in Strasbourg, France. He is also an adjunct Professor of Aerospace Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is a director of the US-based International Lunar Observatory Association as well as a trustee of the UK-based International Institute for Space Commerce.

 He has represented the Government of Canada on the International Mars Exploration Working Group (IMEWG), and was a member of the Japan-Canada Space Panel.  He currently sits on the boards of several corporations and charitable foundations. He speaks a number of languages, and is married with three children.