Women's Forum Middle East 2020


Ersilia Vaudo

Chief Diversity Officer

European Space Agency


Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta has a degree in Astrophysics and has been working at the European Space Agency since 1991, where she is currently Chief Diversity Officer. During her career at ESA, she held several positions i.a. in international relations, elaboration of high level strategies, preparation of decisions at Member States’ ministerial meetings, network with think tanks and had the responsibility as Executive Secretary of the Science and Technology Advisory Group on Exploration in charge of selecting experiments for exploration missions. She also worked four years at the ESA Office in Washington D.C. in the relations with NASA.