Dr. Katerina Panopoulou was appointed as managing director of OHB Hellas on August 1, 2018. She has a PhD degree in Structural Health Monitoring systems for aerospace structures sponsored by European Space Agency (NPI initiative, ESAUniversity of Patras, EADS Casa Espacio). She is Dipl. Eng in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens with a first MSc. in Operational Research and Industrial Management and a second MSc in Space Studies at International Space University in Strasbourg, France. Dr. Panopoulou joined OHB System in 2011 and since then has supported many programs, e.g. SmallGEO Hispasat 36W-1, Meteosat Third Generation, PLATO in the Structural Verification Division as well as in the Procurement Management Division. Dr. Panopoulou is a core founding member of OHB Hellas.