Mathias Link is Director of International Affairs & SpaceResources.lu at the Luxembourg Space Agency. He works on the definition and implementation of Luxembourg’s space sector development policy, with a focus on international affairs, legal & regulatory issues, research and education, as well as finance. He also coordinates the spaceresources.lu initiative that promotes the exploration and utilization of space resources.
Prior to his current job, Mathias Link occupied a similar function at the former Directorate of Space Affairs within the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy, as well as at Luxinnovation, the National Agency for Innovation and Research.
For the past 10 years, Mathias Link has represented Luxembourg in numerous space-related boards at the EU, ESA and the UN. He was involved in the preparation of several ESA Council meetings at Ministerial level, as well as of Luxembourg’s presidency of the Council of the EU in 2015.
Before joining the public sector, Mathias Link was with the management consulting company Booz Allen Hamilton, Siemens Corporate Technology in Munich and the Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven.
Mathias Link holds a PhD in physics from the Université de Lorraine in France, and a Master in micro-technical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland.