Ana Sebastian
Business Development Manager for EO Applications - at GMV

Earth Observation Business Development Manager with an international profile and in-depth understanding of Earth Observation (EO) applications landscape. Background in Natural Resources Management, Forest engineering and remote sensing. MBA.
Involved in different aspects of and generation of satellite-based downstream business, from business analytics -user requirements gathering, EO product/service idea formulation- to stakeholders’ engagement, market strategy and networking. Strong bid/proposal writing skills, experience with EC (FP7, H2020) and ESA’s funding programs. Currently, in charge of developing business opportunities for EO applications with multilateral financial institutions.
I have more than 20 years of professional experience, working within the public and the private sector, as well as Academia. My technical background in forest engineering and my previous experience as a project manager allow me staying close to the operations teams, which I often support. I have made significant contributions to the design of GMV’s Forestry portfolio and written winning projects (EC-FP7, EC-H2020, ESA, Word Bank) that have consolidated the position of the company in this sector. Other fields in which I work include natural disasters, human migration and climate change.
I have lived and worked in different countries (Spain, Italy, the UK, Ethiopia and the US), and I’m always motivated by making a positive impact with my work.



Parallel Session on The case for Europe’s leadership in AI for Earth Observation
Wednesday Nov 4, 2020  16:00-17:30
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