Board of Directors

Experienced Support in Space industry, Business and Finance

The Board of Directors encompasses 5 senior managers with a professional background in the aerospace business, banking, and venture capital.

Ulrich Beck (born 1964)

Until mid-2022: Airbus Vice President Finance, Director Finance and Commercial of a joint venture in Airbus Defense and Space.

Elected to the Board of Directors in October 2017 and took over the chairmanship in February 2024.

As a financial and industrial expert, Ulrich has had more than 30 years of experience and expertise in Aerospace, Defense and Space Industry, in Senior Management positions as for Strategy, international Sales and Business Development, International Compliance Officer, transnational Merger Integration or as Chief Financial and Information Officer. Various Financial Management positions at operations, engineering program and corporate level. M&A, Transaction Management and Industrial Strategy projects.

Main directorships:

  • Member of the board of directors of Access e.V. and Access Technology GmbH, Institute for Material Sciences and Technology (associated with the RWTH Technical University of Aachen)
  • Member of the board of DGLR German Society for Aerospace and Space
  • Senior Member of AIAA American Institute of Aerospace and Aeronautics
  • Member of the Board of the Financial Experts Association (ecoDA Member), Germany
  • Certified Board Member and Financial Expert (by Deutsche Börse AG), Member of related associations

Kim Brangstrup (born 1952)

Managing Partner, Brancor Capital Partners ApS

Elected to the Board of Directors in 2024.

Educational background: Niels Brock Business School and courses in finance/stock exchange from City of London Polytechnics.

Kim Brangstrup has as an investor specialized within the fields of renewable energy, med. tech. and healthcare. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in the financial markets. For more than 10 years his expertise was within government bond syndications and the issuance of euro bonds. Prior to this Mr. Brangstrup worked 4 years as an international commodity broker (London Metal Exchange). Most recently Mr. Brangstrup was founder and CEO of NordEnergie Renewables – raised DKK 600 mio. in equity, exit to Sampension for DKK 1.4 bn in 2016.

Main directorships:

  • Founder and Managing Partner of Brancor Capital Partners ApS
  • Owner and Chairman of PNN Medical A/S
  • Board member of Nordenergie A/S

Jean Marcel Dühring (born 1971)


Elected to the Board of Directors in 2024.

Educational background: BSc in Business Administration and Commercial Law from Copenhagen Business School (CBS).

Jean Marcel Dühring is a former financial reporter and editor-in-chief, and has, among other things, produced numerous financial market reports for daily newspapers Berlingske Tidende and Politiken.

Main directorships:

  • Founder and owner of JMD Holding ApS

Michael Lumholt (born 1969)

Founder and owner of Lumholt Space Technologies. Until mid-2023: CEO at TICRA.

Elected to the Board of Directors in 2024.

Educational Background: MSc., Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark.

Michael Lumholt has worked his entire career in the Danish space sector. In the most recent 14 years, Michael has been CEO for TICRA, which has a market leading position in the international space market within antenna modelling software. He has in-depth knowledge of developing and selling high-end-products to the international space industry as a Danish SME (small and medium-sized company).

Main directorships:

  • Member of the Supervisory Board of the Danish Technological Institute
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the National Centre for the Development of Mathematics Education
  • Member of the Committee on Research and Education at The Confederation of Danish Industries

Carsten Jørgensen (born 1961)

CJ Space Advisor, Technologies and Investments, owner and consultant. 35 years of space industry experience.

Elected to the Board of Directors in 2024.

Educational background: Holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Copenhagen.
MBA studies at Henley London.

Carsten Jørgensen started his career in CRI making software for the first Danish satellite. Became department head and in 2004 became Senior Vice President in Terma with responsibility for all space activities. This embraces both the space and ground segment with activities comprising software, hardware, and services. Responsible for establishing Terma space companies in various countries. Left Terma mid-2023.

Main directorships:

  • Part of the space committee of Denmark establishing the DK space strategy and financial prioritizations.
  • In the Eurospace council and president for the financial committee.
  • Program member of the Eurospace DASIA conference