Olga Stelmakh-Drescher

Director, Business Development and International Affairs, International Institute of Space Commerce

Dr. Olga Stelmakh-Drescher is the Director of Business Development and International Affairs at the International Institute of Space Commerce. She has an extensive background in space matters, having worked in the space sector for more than 15 years, including seven years of governmental and parliamentarian engagement. She has become noted as a lawyer with strong business background and fluency in five languages, working around the globe, combining public service with academic work and legal practice. An alumna of Paris-11 Institute of Space and Telecommunication Law and International Space University, Dr. Stelmakh-Drescher holds a Doctorate in International Law specializing in Space Security, two LLM degrees, and two Master degrees in Business. In 2013, she was honored with the IAF Emerging Space Leaders recognition award, in 2015 - with Secure World Foundation award and in 2017 - with Space Generation Leadership award. For the past three years she has been a judge of the regional rounds of the Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition. She currently heads the Election Committee and is Assistant Executive Secretary of the International Institute of Space Law.