Silvia Ciccarelli works for the Italian Space Agency (ASI) in the International Affairs Directorate and is in charge of fostering and implementing ASI initiatives for the internationalization and promotion of national space industry.
She is Italian Delegate to the ESA Human Spaceflight, Microgravity and Exploration Programme Board.
She is ASI representative at the OECD Space Forum and the ESA Space Economy Steering Committee.
In the previous years she worked in the frame industrial policy initiatives with a specific focus to support competitiveness of Space small and medium companies and managed national activities in the European Commission Horizon 2020 Configuration Space.
Prior to joining the Italian Space Agency in 2013 she worked in italian and european space industry associations (AIPAS and SME4SPACE).
She holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and was a post-doc at the University of Delaware.