Chris Stott is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ManSat, the company he cofounded with his father, Bryan, in 1998. In 2000 he left his position as Director of International Commercialisation and Sales with Lockheed Martin Space Operations to become ManSat’s President. Prior to his work with Lockheed Martin, Chris was an executive with the McDonnell Douglas and the Boeing Company working in International Business Development on the Delta Launch Vehicle program.
Chris received his Masters degree (MSc) from the International Space University in Strasbourg, France in 1996, where he has served on Faculty since 2003 and is a former Co-Chair of the School of Management and Business. He also serves as Faculty at Singularity University and is a Guest Lecturer for the TED Fellows program.
Chris is a long time supporter of Space and S.T.E.M. education and serves in this capacity on the Boards of the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI), where he serves as President of the SSPI, the International Space University (ISU), the Challenger Foundation, the Conrad Foundation, the United Space School, and the International Institute of Space a Commerce. He is also a strong proponent of Social Entrepreneurism, Co-Chairing the Manna Energy Foundation and Geeks Without Frontiers working to bring clean water, clean energy, and clean telecoms to the world via the power of market economics.
An author and published Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, the International Institute of Space Commerce, and a member of the International Institute of Space Law, Chris was the co-author of Europe’s first work on space privatization and commercialization, “A Space For Enterprise; the aerospace industries after government monopoly”, Stott & Watson, Adam Smith Institute, London, 1994. Chris has also contributed to a number of other publications, most recently “Space Commerce”, Morris & Cox September, 2010.