Xavier Bertrán

Dr Xavier Bertrán

Chief Product & Innovation Officer

Dr Xavier Bertrán was appointed as Chief Product & Innovation Officer in April 2024 to oversee the innovation, development and delivery of SES’s products and systems.

In 2022, Xavier joined SES as Senior Vice President to lead European Programmes that included strategic projects with the European Commission, European Space Agency, and other New Space initiatives. His extensive experience in the sector includes 20 years at Airbus where he held several executive positions in Upgrade Services, Diversification Programmes, Airbus ATR SAS and was also the Deputy Director for the Galileo PPP programme.

Xavier also served as a Member of the Board of Directors of several companies including Airbus Interior Services S.A.S, ATR GIE, KID Systeme GmbH and Skytra Ltd.

Xavier earned a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Technology (RWTH) in Aachen and a Global Executive MBA from the IESE Business School in Barcelona.

Xavier is a British, German and Spanish citizen.