The Board of Directors is elected by the General Assembly and is responsible for the efficient and effective management and supervision of the activities and affairs of the Institute in accordance with its Statutes and Bylaws. The Board meets twice per year and is composed of twenty-one members, five of whom serve as Officers (President, two Vice- Presidents, Executive Secretary and Treasurer).


Board members are elected for three-year terms and may be re-elected. Elections are run electronically and are managed by an Election Committee, appointed each year by the General Assembly.

Tasks and qualification criteria for the Board of Directors

The general tasks of all board members are to attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and General Assemblies and actively contribute to the realisation of the purposes and objectives of the Institute. Maintain the highest ethical standards and act in the best interest of the Institute.

PresidentHighest-ranking Officer of the Institute, chair all conferences and meetings of the Institute and perform all duties pertaining to the office.

Vice-Presidents: Actively assist the President and carry out duties assigned by the General Assembly, the Board of Directors or the President.

Executive Secretary: Keep the minutes of meetings, give notice of meetings and generally perform all duties the office may require.

Treasurer: Custodian of all funds of the Institute, manage the Institute’s accounts and disburse funds upon submission of appropriate bills or statements.

Member of the Board: Individual Member or designated representative of an Institutional Member, significant experience in the juridical or social science aspects of space activities, committed to the Purposes and Objectives of the Institute.

PositionTitle, NameNationalityTerm of Office
PresidentProf. Dr Kai-Uwe SchroglGermany2019-2022
Vice-PresidentProf. Dr. Setsuko AokiJapan2020-2023
Vice-PresidentProf. Dr. Lesley Jane SmithUK - Germany2023-2026
Executive SecretaryProf. Dr. PJ BlountUnited States2020-2023
TreasurerMr. Dennis J. BurnettUnited States2020-2023