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World Space Risk Forum 2012
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
February 28 – March 1, 2012
The career accomplishments of Arianespace Chairman & CEO Jean-Yves Le Gall were spotlighted today with a special recognition by the organizers of the 2012 World Space Risk Forum in Dubai, which brings together leading professionals in the global space industry and insurance sector.
During an opening-day ceremony, Le Gall received the forum’s Achievement Award for his management tenure at Arianespace – during which the company has consolidated its launch services leadership position while developing a full launcher family composed of the heavy-lift Ariane 5, medium-lift Soyuz and lightweight Vega.
“Jean-Yves Le Gall heads a company that has enjoyed tremendous success with the reliability of its launch vehicles, and has earned the trust and confidence of both clients and insurers worldwide,” said Jeff Cassidy, Chairman of the 2012 World Space Risk Forum. “This award recognizes the extraordinary effort Mr. Le Gall has contributed to the success of Arianespace, which – in turn – has benefited both customers and insurers.”
His contributions also were acknowledged during a career entirely devoted to European space, including previous senior positions in the French Ministry of Industry, at the CNES French space agency and Novespace.
The World Space Risk Forum provided an appropriate venue for the presentation of Le Gall’s award, as this biennial conference in the United Arab Emirates draws attendees from satellite manufacturers, satellite operators and launch service providers, in addition to all the major global insurance brokers and underwriter companies.
During the three-day forum – which is the largest of its type worldwide – these industry professionals discuss future opportunities and trends affecting the risk management of worldwide space ventures. Topics of discussion range from future space and risk management activities and capital for space finance to the space environment and liabilities, as well as new technologies and markets.
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