2023 Mentor: Nicoletta Wagner
Space Transportation Infrastructure Project Manager at ESA
Keywords: Change Management, Artificial Intelligence
Profile: Nicoletta Wager has a B.A in Corporate Management (Zeppelin university) economics with a focus on leadership and an MBA in production management at the Technische Universtitaet Chemnitz. In January 2010, she started working at Airbus Defence & Space first in Configuration Management and after a few months she was offered the opportunity to be responsible for the production planning of two sites (Friedchshafen&Ottobrunn). In managing the MAIT part of the schedules, she had the opportunity to take over my first project in Electric Propulsion for 15 MEUR. Hence, she changed to the project department and after a few years became Programme department head of all Power products in Germany with full profit & loss responsibility of approx. 50 MEUR per year. After roughly 10 years at Airbus Defence & Space, she decided that it was time for a change and started her career at ESA in Paris. In her current position, she is responsible for all Space Transportation Fixed assets (16.000 assets in Europe and French Guiana) operated by industry and used in the exploitation of our European Launchers. A major focus is on Ariane 6 and P120C process improvements in which we are deploying important measures to reduce the costs, lead time and increase sustainability & greening.