TOP Men in Aerospace & Aviation to Follow on LinkedIn 2022: 28. Andrew Williams

28. Andrew Williams

Helping big science organisations develop strategy, build partnerships and secure funding | Astronomy and Space Policy | Science Diplomacy | Government, EU & UN Relations, European Southern Observatory

28. Andrew Williams

Average Post Engagement: 66.6



What I use Linkedin for:

To gain new and more diverse perspectives on my sector, to be aware of developments and opportunities in the field, and to hopefully share some of my perspectives with my connections and followers.

Number of Followers:



Aerospace & Aviation


Who am I:

I am passionate about the importance of science in society and its ability to motivate international cooperation.

What I do:

Empower organisations to achieve their missions through strategy development, government relations, and building and managing external partnerships. In my current role at ESO, I’m advocating for the importance of astronomy and space exploration to society., including managing relationships with our funders and partners. I represent ESO at the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. I am ESO’s representative on the Executive Board of ATTRACT a 55 Million Euro project to create a breakthrough technology innovation process using Big Science research facilities.

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

To learn about why astronomy is an integral part of the space sector, and why we should protect the dark and quiet skies for science and society, as a broader component of space sustainability.

Who I follow on Linkedin

Witold Henisz ( ) – provides an indepth understanding of the corporate side of ESG, which will be critical to solving climate change and other sustainability challenges.

Moriba Jah ( ) – gives an expert view on the topic of space sustainability and the way the private sector can solve this challenge.

Josef Aschbacher, ESA Director General ( ) – essential follow to understand the European space sector.

Simonetta Di Pippo ( ) Former UN OOSA Director and space expert bringing a rich understanding of the global space sector.

Tien Nguyen ( ) – engineer at NASA bringing followers essential news from NASA’s space missions – the inspiration we all need for why we all care about space!


Witold Henisz

Vice Dean and Faculty Director, ESG Initiative; Deloitte & Touche Professor of Management at The Wharton School and Consultant at PRIMA LLC, The Wharton School

Moriba (Kemessia) Jah

Astrodynamicist | Space Environmentalist | National Geographic Explorer | TED Fellow | Global Space Evangelist | Professor | Spacecraft Navigator | Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, The University of Texas at Austin

Josef Aschbacher

Director General, European Space Agency - ESA

Andrew’s Favorite Post

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❝We worked for years to get the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space to recognise that astronomy is part of space exploration and that it deserves some protection. This was my favourite post because it reported on some concrete achievements, in particular, getting our topic of Dark and Quiet skies added to the agenda of UN COPUOS!❞

Andrew’s Successful Post

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❝I was fortunate enough to be present at the press event in my HQ for an important scientific result – the first-ever image of the black hole at the centre of our own galaxy! Ultimately this post was successful because it captures the inspirational nature of astronomy and space exploration. 23.6k impressions❞

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