speaker bio

Aarti Holla

Secretary General

EMEA Satellite Operator's Association (ESOA)

Aarti Holla has been Secretary General of ESOA since 2004. She was named one of the Faces of Satellite of 2014 by the Society of Satellite Professionals International and is a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Space.

Under Aarti’s leadership, ESOA & the CEOs of its member companies lead the effort to showcase the benefits of satellite communications for society and foster a better environment to allow users to profit from satellite services that are available anywhere on land, at sea or in the air.

Aarti has nineteen years' experience in the aerospace industry, starting at Daimler-Benz Aerospace (now Airbus) in Germany, before moving to Brussels. She represented Galileo Industries towards European institutions on the European navigation system Galileo.

Aarti holds a Masters of Business Administration from HEC, France & Stern Business School, NY, USA. She qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in the UK in 1995, holding a 2:1 graded LLB Hons Law with German Law degree from King's College, University of London & the University of Passau, Germany.

Interesting fact:

Aarti lives in Brussels, has 3 children and speaks 5 languages.