Current board

PositionTitle, NameNationalityTerm of Office
PresidentKai-Uwe SchroglGermany2022-2025
Vice-PresidentSetsuko AokiJapan2020-2023
Vice-PresidentLesley-Jane SmithGermany2022-2025
Executive SecretaryPJ BlountUnited States2020-2023
TreasurerDennis J. BurnettUnited States2020-2023
Board of Directors
PositionTitle, NameNationalityTerm of Office
DirectorJenni TapioFinland2021-2024
DirectorFrans G. von der DunkNetherlands2020-2023
DirectorMarco FerrazzaniItaly2021-2024
DirectorSteven FreelandAustralia2021-2024
DirectorJoanne Irene GabrynowiczUnited States2021-2024
DirectorMahulena HofmannCzech Republic/ Germany2020-2023
DirectorRanjana KaulIndia2021-2024
DirectorOlavo de O. Bittencourt NetoBrazil2021-2024
DirectorMartha Mejia-KaiserMexico/Germany2022-2025
DirectorPeter MartinezSouth Africa2019-2022
DirectorScarlet Wagner-O’DonnellGermany2022-2025
DirectorMasahiko SatoJapan2021-2024
DirectorHelen TungSingapore2022-2025
DirectorOlga Stelmakh-DrescherUkraine/Germany2020-2023
DirectorFabio TronchettiItaly2021-2024
DirectorGuoyu WangChina2021-2024


Board members are elected for three-year terms and may be re-elected. Elections are run electronically and are managed by an Election Committee, appointed each year by the General Assembly.

Tasks and qualification criteria for the Board of Directors

The general tasks of all board members are to attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and General Assemblies and actively contribute to the realisation of the purposes and objectives of the Institute. Maintain the highest ethical standards and act in the best interest of the Institute.

PresidentHighest-ranking Officer of the Institute, chair all conferences and meetings of the Institute and perform all duties pertaining to the office.

Vice-Presidents: Actively assist the President and carry out duties assigned by the General Assembly, the Board of Directors or the President.

Executive Secretary: Keep the minutes of meetings, give notice of meetings and generally perform all duties the office may require.

Treasurer: Custodian of all funds of the Institute, manage the Institute’s accounts and disburse funds upon submission of appropriate bills or statements.

Member of the Board: Individual Member or designated representative of an Institutional Member, significant experience in the juridical or social science aspects of space activities, committed to the Purposes and Objectives of the Institute.