Kai-Uwe Schrogl

Co-Chair, Global Future Council Space, World Economic Forum

Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl is one of the key shapers of space policy. From 2007 to 2011, he was the Director of the leading European space think-tank ESPI (European Space Policy Institute in Vienna). Following that, he became the Chief Strategy Officer of the leading European space do-tank ESA (European Space Agency in Paris). There, he developed and implemented numerous concrete initiatives for ESA’s corporate development, Member States engagement, space education and, above all, European strategy development (as the “ESA-EU Joint Statement on shared vision and goals for the future of Europe in space” of 2016).

Currently, he is seconded to the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy to support the preparation of the German EU Council Presidency in 2020, where directions for the next decade of Europe in space will be set.

On the international scene, he became an initiator on the intergovernmental level (as the chairman of the Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space with its 73 Member States) as well on the non-governmental level (as the President of the International Institute of Space Law with members from 50 countries). His influence on global issue-setting was highlighted as leader of studies on Space Traffic Management of 2006 and 2018, which by now is the most prominent topic of international space regulation.

Besides this, he is a communicator by publishing, lecturing and contributing to institutions and movements like the World Economic Forum or Academies and institutes i.a. in Germany, France, Russia, China and Japan.