Giovanni Sylos Labini

Chief Executive Officer of Planetek Italia and EARSC Vice-Chairman

Giovanni is founder and owner of Planetek Italia in 1994. Prior to this, in 1984 he has been recruited at the Earth Observation Division of the Piano Spaziale Nazionale of the Italian National Research Council ( after 1989 ASI,the Italian Space Agency) in charge of a major space geodesy project; he cooperated with NASA for the establishment of the long term NASA plan in Geodesy and Geophysics and for the launch of LAGEOS II satellite; from 1988 to 1995 has been recruited at the Italian Space Agency; from 1987 to 1995 is an Italian member at the European Space Agency (ESA) for cooperation in Earth Observation with major space Agencies; was director of the Center of Space Geodesy of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) the ASI facility for remote sensing, space geodesy and space robotics until 31/12/1995; from 1997 he is Professor at IUAV University of Venice and cooperates with Nettuno Institute for the University Everywhere.

Other activities: Professor at Urban & Regional Plannning course, Venice University Institute of Architecture (IUAV). Chairman of SPEGEA Business School, Chairman of AIPAS (the Italian Aerospace SMEs Association), BoD member of SME4SPACE (the European Aerospace SMEs Association), Vice-Chair of EARSC (European Association of Remote Sensing Companies).

He has a degree in Physics.