Geoffroy Beaudot, IR

Head of Space - DoD Luxembourg

Mr Geoffroy Beaudot joined the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs – Directorate of Defence of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in May 2016 to develop Space programs, including SatCom and Earth Observation systems. He currently the head of SPACE at Directorate of Defence, and represents the Directorate in different SPACE initiatives at the EDA, ESA, EU Commission and NATO SatCom capability team meetings.

As Head of service, he has also to advise the Minister of Defence and his Chief of Staff on numerous occasions when meeting international leaders and stakeholders from different sectors. He started his career in 2003 in the Belgian Ministry of Defence as Head of a Network Supervision team. In 2007, he started managing the service in charge of the satellite communication hub for the Belgian MoD. After three years in this function, he became SatCom Program Manager for the Belgian Defence. In 2012, after a one-year staff course, he decided to join the 4th Group Communications and Information Systems as Officer ‘Operations & Training’.

In 2015, as Major, he came back to the procurement service of the Belgian Defence as Head of the Cell C³ Platforms Integration. Mr Beaudot attended the Royal Military Academy in Brussels, Belgium and graduated with a Master of Engineering, Telecommunications.