Skip to main content

Christian Sallaberger

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    President and CEO, Canadensys Aerospace

    Full Biography

    Dr. Christian Sallaberger is President & CEO of Canadensys Aerospace Corporation, a Canadian space systems company working for both domestic government and international commercial customers. Prior to assuming the leadership of Canadensys, he held the role of Vice President and Director of Space Exploration at MDA (now Maxar). Previously he has worked for the Canadian Space Agency, the European Space Agency, and IBM. Dr. Sallaberger is also Chairman of the Board of the International Space University which has its main campus in Strasbourg, France. He is currently Chairman of the International Space Exploration Committee, a director of the US-based International Lunar Observatory Association as well as a trustee of the UK-based International Institute for Space Commerce. He was appointed a lifetime member of the International Academy of Astronautics in 2000. Dr. Sallaberger obtained degrees from the University of Waterloo in Canada, the University of California at Berkeley, and received his doctorate from the University of Toronto. He is an adjunct Professor of Aerospace Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. He has represented the Government of Canada on the International Mars Exploration Working Group (IMEWG), and was a member of the Japan-Canada Space Panel.  He currently sits on the boards of several corporations