Michele Franci is a Senior satellite telecommunications system expert specialized in international space and telecommunications technology. He has 30 years of experience in space program development and management, ranging from technology design and development, to operations, sales, marketing and strategy and C-level management. Michele has a vast experience with all space technology development companies around the world, and long-standing experience with setting up and managing institutional programs with the European Space Agency. He has also a direct experience in management of multi-billion dollars, complex, multi-national, long duration programs, building lasting relationships with customers and partners, ability to influence, and conflict resolution. Michele has led the procurement of over 15 satellite programs, form inception to deployment in orbit, and managed multiple competitive satellite and launch vehicle purchase campaigns, from the RFQ throughout contract negotiations.