Hervé Buchwalter



30 years of experience, dedicated to consulting services and strategic support in the field of earth observation satellites, space earth observation and geo-information.


Past positions

2005 - 2011
  • President & CEO, SPOT IMAGE, a leading company in the field of satellite imagery (Main shareholder CNES, then Airbus Group) .

  • Chairman of the Shareholder Board of SPOT Image S.A. and its subsidiaries SPOT IMAGE Corporation (USA), TOKYO SPOT IMAGE (Japan), SPOT ASIA (Singapore), SPOT IMAGING SERVICES (Australia), SPOT IMAGE BRASIL (Brazil).

  • Board Member of Spot Image subsidiary in China (BEIJING SPOT IMAGE). Direct management responsibility of Spot Image Group operations.

  • Responsibilities cumulated in 2011 with role as Head of Corporate Strategy for ASTRIUM GIS.

1999 - 2005
  • Vice-President, International Sales and Business Development within Astrium Satellites Earth Observation Division.

    Coordination of sales and business development teams located in UK, France and Germany, with responsibility for export contract acquisition campaigns from early prospection to contract negotiation and signature.
    Major successes have been obtained during this period in Asia (Taiwan, Korea, Thailand), and major steps achieved on several other programs, leading to further future successes of Astrium Satellites at export.

1995 - 1999
  • Export Programm Director (Asia, Latin America, Canada) at Matra Marconi Space.

1983 - 1995
  • Head of Advanced Studies Department for Space Earth Observation systems (MATRA MARCONI SPACE, 1992-1995)

  • Project Manager for several institutional clients in France and Europe (MATRA MARCONI SPACE, 1986-1992)

  • Engineer, Mechanical Analysis Department (MATRA Espace, Vélizy, 1983-1986)