Frank M. Salzgeber is Head of the Technology Transfer Programme Office of the European Space Agency (ESA). Prior this post he was the Head of Commercial Development in European Astronaut Department of the Directorate of Human Spaceflight Micro- gravity and Exploration at the European Space Agency (ESA). Prior to joining ESA, Frank held the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO and CFO) at an IT start-up headquartered in Munich, Germany, between 2000 and 2003.
Frank also spent seven years at Apple Computer (1993 – 2000) initially as an account manager and then as a sales manager covering Central Europe. Frank is genuinely passionate about the importance of human space flight and the European Space Programme, saying ‘a society that stops exploring, stops progressing’.
He holds a degree in Graduated Industrial Engineering, is married, has two sons and is living in the Netherlands. Frank is member of the advisory board of the Triangle Venture Capital Group, the boards of directors of European Business Network (EBN).