Hermann Ludwig Moeller joined the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in Vienna in September 2022. As its new Director, he is leading the European Think Tank on Space, responsible to develop approaches to European Space Policy and provide recommendations to European decision makers and institutions. Prior to joining ESPI, he held leading positions at ESA in the creation of EU Copernicus and in the preparation of the EU Secure Connectivity initiative as Head of Telecommunications Strategy, Programme and Transformation Office and as Head of Copernicus Space Segment Office. In these functions, Mr. Moeller has been operating with high level leadership in a complex multi-stakeholder policy environment in public-private partnerships with industry, at EU level, with EUMETSAT and with national space agencies and delegations.
Prior to that he held the ESA Douglas Marsh Fellow at NASA and contributed to the creation of the European Internet backbone. He acquired early professional experience at the European Patent Office and with Siemens.
Mr. Moeller holds a master’s degree in telecommunications, following studies at Technical University Darmstadt and Ecole Supérieure de Télécommunications – Télécom Paris.
He is of German nationality with working experience in Germany, Italy, the USA, The Netherland, France, and Austria, and is married and father of four children.