Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl is the Head of the ESA Policies Department in the European Space Agency since 2011, now Department for Relations with Member States. From 2007 to 2011 he was the Director of the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in Vienna, Austria, the leading European think tank for space policy. Prior to this, he was the Head of the Corporate Development and External Relations Department in the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Cologne, Germany. Previously he also worked with the German Ministry for Post and Telecommunications and the German Space Agency (DARA) in Bonn, Germany.
He has been a delegate to numerous international forums and recently served as the chairman of various European and global committees (ESA International Relations Committee and two United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, UNCOPUOS, plenary working groups of the Legal Subcommittee, the one on the launching State and the other on the registration practice, both leading to UN General Assembly Resolutions). He presented, respectively testified, at hearings of the European Parliament and the U.S. House of Representatives.