George A Danos (Recognised Eminent Alumnus, Imperial College, London) is Founder and President of the Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation. Whilst a student, he was President of the Imperial College Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) and Board Member of UK-SEDS. At the age of 27 (after pitching at the “House” of Richard Branson) he became Creator, Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Virgin BizNet, one of most lucrative business ventures of Virgin Group (the mother company of Virgin Galactic). Since then, he has led several companies in Europe.
George is currently Council Member – the highest governing body – of the International Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), and is the Cyprus National Representative to COSPAR. He is an Academician and elected Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), for outstanding contribution to space exploration. He is Chairman of the National Space Research Committee of Cyprus, Board Member of the Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation (CSEO) and the Cyprus Astronautical Society. George sits on several Committees of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), is official representative of CSEO to the IAF, and the Copernicus Academy of the EU Commission, and Board Member of multiple international organisations pertaining to space exploration.