Dr. Bianca HOERSCH

Dr. Bianca HOERSCH

Head of the ESA Business Transformation Office & Advisor to ESA Director General


  • PhD Scholarship Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG/Graduate School: Geoinformatics, vegetation & digital elevation models, Switzerland, DLR, University of Bonn, 1999-2001
  • ERASMUS Scholarship in Geoscience, Remote Sensing, UCL, 1994-1995
  • Studies Geosciences, minor in Meteorology & Geology, University of Bonn, 1991-1997

Professional Employment

  • DGLR Executive Committee, 2022-present
  • ESA Chief Digital Officer: Leading the Digital Transformation of ESA, ESA, 2018-today
  • Mission Manager Copernicus/Sentinel -2 Program Manager International Co-operation in Earth Observation, ESA, 2012-2017
  • Program Manager Copernicus data contributions to from (inter)national private and public earth observation missions, ESA, 2008-2012
  • Third Party Mission Manager: expanding the International Co-operation in Earth Observation for Science & Application, ESA, 2004-2008
  • Project Manager ‘Interdisciplinary Biodiversity Research Group South & East Africa’ - Earth Observation and Geo-informatics Section Head, DLR-DFD, 2001-2004
  • FP5: ‘Computer Aided System Teleinteractive Learning Environment CASTLE, DLR, 1997-1999
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