David Praet, Deputy Director, SKYWIN (Aerospace Cluster Wallonia)
David is a management engineer from Solvay / ULB – Université Libre de Bruxelles.
After a stint in the Brussels Ministers’ Cabinet for Finance and Budget, he worked for more than 4 years at BELSPO – the Belgian Science Policy Office, dealing with Belgian Space Policy and in particular relations with ESA in the field of communication satellites.
In close collaboration with the AWEX - Walloon Agency for Export and Foreign Investment, David coordinates all the international activities of the SKYWIN cluster such as the organization of Walloon communities for international exhibitions (eg Bourget, Farnborough, etc.) or relations with other international clusters.
David is also responsible for Skywin's relations with international organizations such as Cleansky, EDA, ESA, ASD or the European Community.
His main objective is to reinforce the international visibility of the SKYWIN cluster and to further increase the competitiveness of the Walloon aerospace sector.