Ina Maller has been named Chief Executive Officer and Director of Thales Alenia Space in Belgium, effective September 1st. Thales Alenia Space has three facilities in Belgium, in Charleroi, Leuven and Hasselt.
“I am thrilled to be joining Thales Alenia Space in Belgium, and to pursue the development of this company, one of the world’s leaders in power generation and distribution equipment for satellites and launchers. The teams of Thales Alenia Space in Belgium represent today a unique expertise in this cutting-edge technology sector,” Maller said.
A graduate of the Stockholm School of Economics and HEC Paris business school, with a major in quantitative Finance, Ina Maller started her career in finance, first in financial management in Stockholm and then within mergers & acquisitions in London. In 2005, she joined the management consulting firm, McKinsey, where she worked on projects in around ten different countries, mainly in the high-tech and aerospace sectors.
Ina Maller joined the Thales group in 2013 as Director of Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions in the Secure Communications and Information Systems division. In 2015 she was named Director of CEO Office and Group Holdings, reporting to Patrice Caine, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Thales. As part of her scope, she was involved in space related work concerning Telespazio, in which Thales holds a minority stake and which, together with Thales Alenia Space, forms the Space Alliance.