Cenan Al-Ekabi

Business Analyst

Cenan l-Ekabi is from Canada and has over a decade of experience working in the space sector. After obtaining Political Science and Law degrees in North America, he continued his studies in the Netherlands and throughout his professional roles in Europe. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science (McMaster University, 2005), a bachelor’s law degree (JD, Cooley Law School, 2009), an advanced studies legal master’s degree in European and International Business Law (adv. LL.M., Leiden University, 2010), and an advanced studies legal masters degree in Air and Space Law (adv. LL.M., Leiden University, 2011).

After his studies, Cenan joined the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) as a Research Fellow, producing many books and reports on developments in the space sector. He also studied at the International Space University (ISU) summer program during this time. He then joined the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) as a project manager, producing several large conferences in the space sector. Cenan then joined the Open Lunar Foundation (OLF) as a Research Fellow, working with stakeholders in the space community to advance the development of policy concepts and dialogs in this domain.

Cenan has a passion for challenging projects and strives to help the community wherever he can make an impact. He lives in the Netherlands with his family; he enjoys activities like home science experiments with his daughter and enjoys exploring and discovering new flavors and recipes along the way.