Asimina Syriou

Speaker & Mentor – Idea Platform

Mina’s current role at ESA involves analysis and assessment of the business and technical aspects associated with operating sustainable space-based applications and services in different thematic areas and vertical sectors. She’s responsible for establishing and developing strategic partnerships with private and public stakeholders in innovative technological domains and markets.

She also support start-ups, new ventures and early-stage business concepts on space-tech related inquires.

Over the past decade, Mina has cultivated her skills as a geospatial and Earth observation specialist, combined with business development, project management and executive leadership expertise. This has been achieved through a track record working across NGOs, academia, start-ups, the United Nations and the space sector as her last stop.

Mina is a STEM Ambassador. She is a Fellow and a Chartered Geographer at the Royal Geographical Society and a mentor at the “Women in Geospatial+” group.

Mina holds a BSc in Geography from Harokopio University of Athens, an MSc in Geoscience and Remote Sensing from the University of Edinburgh. She has also studied Organisational Leadership at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.