Director of Space Affairs, Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy
Marc Serres is the Director of Space Affairs at the Ministry of the Economy of Luxembourg since January 2014. He heads the Luxembourg Delegation at the European Space Agency (ESA) and represents Luxembourg in the Council of ESA. He is also the vice-chairman of the ESA Council until June 2019.
Before joining the Ministry of the Economy, Marc Serres managed Luxembourg’s relations with ESA at the Ministry of Higher Education and Research as an industrial policy officer for 8 years. Prior to becoming a civil servant, he spent 5 years in the satellite communications antenna manufacturing industry within the company HITEC Luxembourg S.A., first as a Project Engineer and finally as a Chief Engineer for satcom products development.
Marc Serres holds a PhD in optoelectronics and a Masters in electrical engineering with specialty in microwave frequencies, both from the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium.