Igor Ashurbeyli

Presidium Chairman, NGO Expert Society on Space Threat Defense (ESSTD)

Scientist, businessman, and innovator. In 1988, he became the founder and first general manager (GM) of Socium, originally a small software and consulting company, now a large holding with over 10,000 employees worldwide. Socium’s slogan is “Per Socium Ad Astra” – which emphasizes the need for community and cooperation in humanity’s path towards the stars and expanded exploration of space. Active in business and science, he is not affiliated with any political organisation or movement and prefers to participate in expert communities of scientists, professionals and entrepreneurs. In February 2016 was awarded Gold UNESCO Medal "For contribution to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies"