Chair – Interim
Silvia Bianchi is the Director of Aircraft Architecture at Deutsche Aircraft, based in Munich, Germany. Silvia’s passion for Aerospace has led to a truly global career, gaining professional experience in Canada, the USA, Italy, South Africa, and Japan. With a strong focus on leading multinational product development teams, Silvia worked for companies such as Ferrari, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and Bombardier.
Silvia holds the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School, a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Pisa, a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas, and an Executive MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Additionally, Silvia is a designated PMP and registered professional engineer both in Canada and in Italy.
Silvia is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a mentor of the Space Generation Advisory Council and of the Royal Aeronautical Society (ALTA). She is one of the founding members of the Women in Aerospace Europe working group created to increase the number of women in C-Suite. Silvia has been also selected as Mentor for the Space4Women Mentorship Program created by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). Silvia is also a Director of the Board of Harvard Aerospace & Defense Alumni Organization (HADAO).
Always a keen student of culture and language, Silvia holds a black belt in Japanese Calligraphy, and is currently studying German and Japanese.