Claudia Kessler


Since 2008 Claudia Kessler is the CEO of HE Space and one of the few female leaders in the space business. Qualified as an aerospace engineer with an MBA, Claudia Kessler has worked for more than 25 years in the international space environment.
During her purposeful career, she built up an international network to global players in the space industry worldwide.
Since opening the first HE Space office in Germany in Bremen in April 2004, she has built up the company to become one of the most significant suppliers of engineering services to the space industry. HE Space is specialized in personnel recruitment with an exclusive focus on the space sector.
In 2009, Claudia Kessler has been co-founder of Women in Aerospace (WIA) Europe. She continues to support female executives in their career evelopment. She is also the initiator of Die Astronautin, a private initiative to find the first German female astronaut to fly to space.
Furthermore, she is a member of the senate of the German Aerospace Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt – DGLR) and a member of the plenary of the Chamber of Commerce of Bremen.

Why I Tech

It was my Childhood dream to become an astronaut. I am fascinated by technology, esp. space technology, that enables us to understand the universe, fly to different planets and explore our solar system and beyond.

My personal tech/IT-trend 2017

Digitalization leads to the reduction of production cost of spaceflight equipment. Data collected in space ( e.g for weather forecast, Earth observation, navigation) will be available for lower prices, better accessible for everyone and will improve the quality of life on Earth in many areas.