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José Achache is the founder and CEO of ALTYN, a Swiss-based Space company, involved in the design and development of satellite projects, and providing advisory on space infrastructure’s commercial utilization as well as on investments in Space companies. 

He has been Professor at Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), Deputy Director General of CNES, the French space agency, Director of Earth Observation Programmes at ESA ( European Space Agency), and Secretary General of GEO, the Intergovernmental Organization on Earth Observation, in Geneva.

He is also Managing Director of AP-Swiss, the Ambassador Platform of the European Space Agency’s ARTES Applications programmes in Switzerland and he is director or advisor of several Space companies in Switzerland and Italy.


José Achache will participate to the Space Forum on May 21st  in the half-day addressing topics around defence and security powered by GovSat.