Shefali Sharma

Business Development, Oxford Space Systems

Shefali works directly with Oxford Space System’s CEO & Founder, Mike Lawton, leading activities and providing support related to all matters business and marketing.  Originally an engineer and holding an MEng in Aerospace Engineering, Shefali moved to the ‘dark side’ of business development and has now successfully developed her business acumen.

Having recently started her career in the space industry, she has already earned the reputation of being fearless and a proven achiever in a highly male-dominated industry. She has been selected as a ‘promising leader’ under the Royal Academy of Engineering SME Leaders programme.


Programme sessions

11:00 – 12:00

Space technologies to watch in 2019 and beyond

Oxfordshire has a key role to play in helping the UK space industry reach its target of 10% of the global space market by 2030. With 80 space organisations employing 800 people, Harwell Space Cluster is already home to many companies with leading edge, innovative space technology. This all female panel will highlight the technologies that are leading to step-changes in the UK space industry and let you know which companies to follow in 2019 and beyond.

Who should attend?  Anyone who wants to know more about the UK space sector the exciting developments within it and the innovative technologies that are changing the sector forever. The people you will be hearing from will be major players in the future of the space industry, so see them here first!

Location: John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre
Speakers: Shahida Barick, Joanna Hart, Rain Irshad, Elizabeth Seward and Shefali Sharma

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