Mentor Spotlight: Claudia Kessler

On behalf of the StartupWeekend Space Team, I would like to introduce you to one of our mentors, Claudia Kessler. She will work intimately with you and your team, disseminating her knowledge and experiences, making sure you and your team will be successful.

Claudia Kessler

Claudia has been CEO of HE Space since 2008 and is one of the rare female leaders in the space business. Qualified as an aerospace engineer and MBA, Claudia has worked for more than 20 years in international space environment. Since opening the first German office of HE Space in Bremen in April 2004 she has built it up to become one of the most significant suppliers of engineering services to the space industry. Claudia was a founder of Women in Aerospace Europe and she is passionate about supporting female high-potentials with their career development. She is a member of the International Aeronautical Academy (IAA) and a board member of the German Aerospace Association DGLR. Claudia is married and mother of a daughter.