Sékou OUEDRAOGO
Président of AASO

President Sékou Ouedraogo is a graduate engineer from the Ecole Polytechniques de Nantes (POLYTECH'NANTES), the Ecole NationaleSupérieure des Mines de Paris (ENSMP) / UVSQ and postgraduate degree in international relationship from the Center for Diplomatic and Strategic Studies Paris (CEDS). He is the laureate of the space book prize of the aerospace festival "Des Etoiles et Ailes", edition 6 - 2015 for his book entitled "The African Space Agency, vector of development". He is an associate member of the Association of Professional Journalists of Aeronautics and Space (AJPAE). After an experience at EADS -LV at Les Mureaux in charge of regulating the third stage of the Ariane 5 ESCA launcher, he joined the SAFRAN group. He is currently aeronautical project manager at SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES for which he has been working for 15 years. Sekou Ouedraogo is Knight of the Order of Merit of Burkina Faso.
Jean-Noël PODA
1st Vice President

Jean-Noël PODA holds a PhD in Hydrobiology from Paul Sabatier University Toulouse III (France) and a Ph.D. in Applied Biology from Ouaga University1 Pr Joseph Ki-Zerbo (Burkina Faso) Faso). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Art and Letters of Burkina Faso,
the International Mixed Unit (UMI 3189 ESS) and several networks and learned societies. He has held several positions, including Director of the Institute for Research in Health Sciences (IRSS / CNRST), Director General of Scientific Research and Innovation (DGRSI) and finally Minister of Scientific Research and innovation (2014-2015) in Burkina Faso. He is Research Director and Associate Professor in Ecosystem and Human Health (Éco Santé).
Marcellin NDA
Development of education and training

Marcellin N'Da holds a Master of Science, Financial Management from Middlesex University in London and many other specialized training in banking. Expert in the banking business, he was director of local companies & SMEs at Standard Chartered Bank Paris, then became Global Account Manager in charge of key account portfolios (CAC 40 mainly). He is currently Director Africa Export & Trade Finance at Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CACIB) in charge of infrastructure projects and raw materials (south of the Sahara). Member of the AASO Office for Education and Training Development.
Virginie LECHANTOUX
Secretary General

Virginie Lechantoux is a specialist in communication. She studied history at the University Paris I La Sorbonne and English at the University of Cambridge in England. Virginie Lechantoux, an expert in communication, has worked in several companies for which she has organized numerous international events. His areas of expertise are networking and establishing international partnerships between state, commercial and scientific institutions.