Cedric has 20 years of experience in the space industry, in various roles covering research and development, systems engineering, program management, service delivery, business development and corporate operations. He has a diverse employment history in the public and private sectors and in academic institutions. Cedric holds a Master of Science in space engineering and a PhD in satellite remote sensing.
As part of the Program Management Office of the European Commission’s Galileo program (Europe’s satellite navigation program), Cedric supported the end-to-end management of multi-million Euros infrastructure procurement and service contracts. This led to the successful delivery of Europe’s first Safety-Of-Life satellite navigation service, compliant with the most stringent regulatory frameworks used in civil aviation. At the other end of the spectrum, Cedric worked several years in a start-up company developing and delivering geospatial products and services to the logistics, aviation and mining industries. Prior to joining the NorthStar team, Cedric was Director of Business Development at RHEA Group, responsible for the space engineering services portfolio.
Cedric has worked most of his career with large, geographically distributed and culturally diverse teams, and has lived in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and Belgium. He has French and Canadian citizenships.