Max Petrozzi Ilstad, Systems Engineering Department, Thales Alenia Space
Max Petrozzi Ilstad is the Systems Engineering Department Manager for Thales Alenia Space U; with 20+ years of international experience, her expertise includes leading diverse teams working on technical, operational, strategic, and corporate matters.
Max was a key contributor to the European Navigation Programme Galileo FOC, directing the payload development and testing and the satellite environmental testing. She also worked for other flagship programs of the European Space Agency such as the International Space Station, Envisat, and EGNOS.
She started her career in the Space domain as a system engineer and went on to gain a well-rounded experience, obtained as a complement of different projects spanning the full project life cycle, from feasibility studies to launch campaigns.
She has a M.S. in industrial engineering and a post-graduate degree in Computer Science. Courses in Space System Engineering (CNES), RF measurements, Navigation, space optics, and project management complete her education.