Joerg Kreisel

Joerg Kreisel

Chairman + Co-Founder, iBOSS

Joerg co-founded iBOSS in 2017 to enable the modularity and ultimate plug-and-play of future space infrastructure and related logistics with specialized interface and building block technologies. As Chairman of iBOSS, he has been involved with CONFERS since its inception, serving as a board member for several years and currently as President of CONFERS. Joerg has been known for decades in connection with his consulting company JKIC, founded in 1991, which focused on innovative and commercial activities in the space sector around the globe. Since 2000, JKIC has been involved in On-Orbit Servicing (OOS) and Active Debris Removal (ADR) activities with both space agency and industry projects or dedicated commercial ventures and has become an international expert in what is now called In-Space Servicing, Assembly and Manufacturing (ISAM) and also holds an international patent for modular space system concepts.

Joerg specializes in technology commercialization – with a strong focus on space – and has been involved in numerous, mainly international activities in both space and early-stage equity financing since 1987 (e.g., supporting the founding and early years of RapidEye). After a first career in the space business, he became a venture capitalist in the early 1990s. Joerg is a board member of several high-tech start-ups and investor boards and has been involved in the creation of new space companies around the world. He holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering from RWTH Aachen University (Germany), is an early alumnus of the International Space University ISU, has been a lecturer at various universities since the 1990s and is a frequent speaker at international events.

In summary, Joerg has been in the space industry for nearly 40 years, has been involved in early-stage financing for more than 30 years, and is currently involved in several space-related start-ups in several countries. In addition, Joerg is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), a founding member of the Space Entrepreneurship and Investment Committee (SEIC) and member of the International Program Committee (IPC) of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), Associate Editor of NewSpace magazine, and Director of New Initiatives for Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA-E). Born in 1961, Joerg is married with two children.

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