Christopher T.W. Kunstadter
Global Head of Space
Chris Kunstadter is Global Head of Space at AXA XL, a leading international insurance provider. He manages the space underwriting team and is actively involved in all aspects of AXA XL’s space activity, including technical, financial, and actuarial analysis, coverage design, claims handling, industry outreach, and business development.
Chris is a recognized leader in space risk management issues. For over three decades, he has worked closely with global satellite operators and manufacturers, launch providers, industry groups, and others to develop cutting-edge solutions that enable investment and innovation in space. Chris has collaborated with governments and space agencies around the world to enhance space safety and promote responsible space activity.
Chris received a BA degree in Literature and an MS degree in Engineering from the University of California. He holds a Commercial Pilot license with Instrument and Multi-Engine ratings and is a Certified Flight Instructor. Chris is an avid musician and serves on the boards of several music-oriented not-for-profit organizations.
State of Space 2022: Booming Growth Shows Growing Strength in Orbit
Originally aired: February 3, 2022