Administration

Lena De Winne Head of Administration to the Head of Nation
Julia Perekhodova Chief Financial Advisor
Markus Gronbach Chief Legal Advisor
Floris Wuyts Chief Science Advisor
Yana Smelyansky Chief Advisor on Equity and Resources
Philip Appleby Chief Advisor on Safety and Security
Alesya Fedorova Chief Advisor on Citizenship

Lena De Winne

Head of Administration to the Head of Nation

Personal Information:

Full Name:
Lena De Winne
Born:23 January, 1969
Country of Residence:Belgium, Netherlands
Languages:Russian, English, Dutch

Education

Professional Experience:

  • Dec 2019 - present
    Head of Administration to the Head of Nation
  • Apr 2019 - Dec 2019
    Minister of Information and Communications
  • Sep 2017 - Apr 2019
    Deputy Head of Administration to the Head of Nation
  • 2013 - 2019
    NGO Asgardia – CEO, Vice-President
    Asgardia Independent Research Center, Director
    ROOM: The Space Journal, Director
  • 2009 - 2013
    Author of books and articles about space, in particular
    2010 — “My Countdown” (published in 4 languages)
    2012 — “My father is a Cosmonaut”
    2013 — “Space Alphabet”
    Gave public lectures on human space flight in different countries
  • 2010-2012
    Belgian national TV channel “Canvas”. Host and presenter of the program “Russia for Beginners”
  • 1993 - 2009
    European Space Agency (ESA) (contracted full-time by Booz*Allen&Hamilton)
    - Project management for ISS promotion and education
    - Project management for ISS commercial development
    - International Liaison

Public Activities:

UNICEF Belgium WaSH campaign support
All author’s book fees are donated to WaSH
Beautiful ABC (After Breast Cancer) Foundation – member of the board
Doll Parade – art dolls fund in support of sick children, volunteer

Julia Perekhodova

Chief Financial Advisor

Personal Information:

Full Name:
Julia Perekhodova
Born:29 February, 1988
Country of Residence:Russia
Languages:Russian, English

Education

  • 2005 — 2010
    Faculty of International Economists, World Economy Department Federal State Budgeted Educational Institution for Higher Education ‘Russian Foreign Trade Academy of the Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation’

Professional Experience:

  • 2019 — present
    KB-1 JSC Head of Department, Economics and Finance
  • 2018 — present
    IUFV Asgardia, International Non-Governmental Research Organization on Space - Asgardia, Finance manager
  • 2018 — present
    AI Asgardia Independent Research Center GmbH, Finance manager
  • 2018 — present
    Asgardia Financial Ark AG, Finance manager
  • 2018 — 2019
    ASGARD LLC, Finance Manager
  • 2011 — 2018
    Clearing and Credit Bank JSC, Chief Economist, Finance and Currency
  • 2010 — 2011
    MBA Moscow JSC, Assistant, Customer Service

Markus Gronbach

Chief Legal Advisor

Personal Information:

Full Name:
Markus Gronbach
Born:March 20, 1973
Country of Residence:Germany
Languages:German, English, French, Hebrew

Education

  • 1999-2007
    Studies of economics and business administration at:
  • University of Halle/Saale and Tübingen (Germany)
  • Studies of Law at:
  • University Tübingen, Bonn (Germany)
  • University of Kent at Canterbury (UK)
  • Paris-Lodron Universität Salzburg (Austria)

Professional Experience:

  • 2016 - present
    Aerospace International Research Center / Asgardia Independent Research Center, The Space Journal, “ROOM" Head of Legal Department.
  • 2016 - 2018
    Attorney at ICSID Paris
  • 2012 - 2017
    General Management, operative and strategic management of different businesses, business restructuring
  • 2012 - 2015
    General Representative of Rheinmetall AG and Ferrostaal GmbH in northern Africa
  • 2013 - 2015
    Forensic Investigation and Reporting in the case of Hypo Alpe Adria vs. the Austria. Member of the Parliamentary Committee of Inquiry in the Hypo Alpe Adria, Austria case.
  • 2011 - 2014
    Attorney at renowned Law Firms
  • 1994 - 2011
    Member of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) in different postions, e.g. u.a. Staff Officer, Instructor, commando operative Leadership spcial Operations, ministry of defence, Bundeswehr Leadership Academy

Floris Wuyts

Chief Science Advisor

Personal Information:

Full Name:
Floris Wuyts
Born:April 4, 1963
Country of Residence:Belgium
Languages:English

Education

  • 1991
    PhD in Physics, University of Antwerp
  • 1985
    MS in Physics, University of Antwerp

Professional Experience:

  • May 2020 – present
    Chief Science Advisor in the Administration to the Head of Nation of Asgardia
  • 2018 – present
    Head of the Lab for Equilibrium Investigations and Aerospace, University of Antwerp
  • 2014 – present
    Full professor (tenure) at University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2011 – present
    Visiting professor King’s College London, UK
  • April 2019 — December 2019
    Minister of Science of Asgardia
  • 2011 – 2018
    Professor of Vestibular Science at University of Ghent, Belgium
  • 1994 – 2017
    Head of the Antwerp University Research center for Equilibrium and Aerospace
  • 2002 – 2013
    Professor of Medical Physics and Biostatistics at University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1993 — 1994
    Process Improvement Scientist at Monsanto (petrochemical industry)

Projects

  • 2019
    President of the 1 st Asgardia Science and Investment Congress ASIC2019, Darmstadt, Germany
  • 2009
    Author Dizzy Me, book on vestibular disorders, co-author Tania Stadsbader
  • 2006 — present
    Principal Investigator of ESA projects on human space physiology
  • 2003 – 2006
    Co-investigator of NSBRI/NASA study on space motion sickness

Yana Smelyansky

Chief Advisor on Equity and Resources

Personal Information:

Full Name:
Yana Smelyansky
Born:September 4, 1964
Country of Residence:US
Languages:English, Russian

Education

  • 1994 — 1996
    ASA College, USA. COBOL, CICS, DB2, CA7/CA11 Scheduler, HTML, Java, MQ Series
  • 1992 — 1994
    Baruch College, USA. Public Accounting, Finance, Computer Programming
  • 1982 — 1987
    Azerbaijan State Institute of National Economics. MSc in Engineering, Management Information Systems, Business Analyst

Professional Experience:

  • Mar 2019 — Dec 2019
    Minister of Equity & Resources at Asgardia
  • May 2017 — present
    Lead Business Analyst, QA Engineer in Yani Inc.
  • 2009 — present
    Board Member at RBCC
  • Feb 2005 — Apr 2017
    CEO of World Villas RE
  • Nov 1996 — Oct 2004
    VP, Technology Officer in JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Philip Appleby

Chief Advisor on Safety and Security

Personal Information:

Full Name:
Philip Appleby
Born:February 22, 1958
Country of Residence:UK
Languages:English

Education

  • 1971 — 1976
    Bedford School, Bedford
  • 1990 — 1996
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Professional Experience:

    • 2002 — Present
      Specialist law enforcement investigator for various UK government agencies
    • 1999 — 2001
      UK Ministry of Defence
    • 1996 — 1998
      Consultancy work in UK and overseas
    • 1978 — 1989
      Northumbria Police. Law enforcement including, front line response, criminal investigation, intelligence collection and analysis and command & control
    • 1977 — 1978
      British Royal Air Force—RAF Regiment—ground and low-level physical point defence
    • 1976 — 1977
      British Army. Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Alesya Fedorova

Chief Advisor on Citizenship

Personal Information:

Full Name:
Alesya Fedorova
Born:August 02, 1989
Country of Residence:Russia
Languages:Russia, English, French

Education

Special education:

  • 2006 — 2007
    Сourse in Мarketing, Moscow Business Academy
  • 2014 — 2015
    Сourse in Broadcast Journalism, Moscow Institute of Television and Radio Broadcasting

Professional Experience: International

Professional Experience: in Russia