Davide Petrillo

Executive Director
Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)

Davide has currently been appointed as Executive Director of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). Davide holds a M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Padova (Italy). His professional experience brought him to London (UK) as a Business Manager for Alten Ltd and previously in Milano (Italy) as a Business Analyst for Accenture, global management consulting company that provides strategy, consulting, technology and operations services. Previously, he was the Team Leader of FELDs Experiment selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) for the Drop Your Thesis! 2014 programme. FELDs tested a tethered electromagnetic soft docking technology in microgravity conditions at the Drop Tower of the Centre of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM) in Bremen, Germany. In 2015, he won the IAF “Hans Von Muldau Team Award” for the best team project that took place in Jerusalem at the 66th International Astronautical Congress (IAC). Moreover, since October 2021, Davide has been elected as Vice President for Education and Workforce Development of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF).

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