Founding President
African Aeronautics & Space Organisation (AASO)

Educational background:

Sékou Ouedraogo, holder of a BAC C (mathematics/physics), former student of the Preparatory school for entrance into the Top scientific French engineering schools (Mathématiques Supérieures/ Mathématiques Spéciales) in Paris, electrical engineer graduated from the engineering school Polytech’Nantes (France), holder of a Master 2 MISI from the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (ENSMP)/UVSQ (France), holder of a Master 2 in International Relations from the strategics and diplomatics studies Center Paris France (CEDS) and auditor of the summer school “Defence & Space” of the Politics studies institute of Bordeaux (Sciences Po Bordeaux).

Professional background:

Since 2000, he has worked successively as a control engineer for the ARIANE 5 ESCA launcher, then as a control engineer for a fighter jet engine, as a military customer interface for the support of a fighter jet engine, as an aeronautical programme manager in Research & Technology, as a project manager and currently as an aeronautical programme manager in an international industrial group in the field of aeronautics, defence and security

Other expertises:

  • Founding President of the African Aeronautics & Space Organisation (AASO) (
  • Author of “L’Agence spatiale africaine, vecteur de développement”, prefaced by the astronaut Jean Loup Chrétien, published by l’Harmattan.
  • Associate member of the Association of Aeronautics & Space professional journalists (AJPAE).
  • Editorialist for space and aeronautics in the international written, TV and radio media (Voice of America, BBC, Russia Television, France 24, TV5 Monde, RFI, Die Deutsche Well, Business Africa, Diplomatie magazine, etc.).
  • Organiser for Africa, with the French Space Agency (CNES), of the international space start-up competition Actinspace 2020 in Burkina Faso and Nigeria


  • Recipient of the Gold Medal of the French Renaissance
  • Knight of the Burkinabe Order of Merit
  • Aerospace Festival “Des Étoiles et des Ailes” edition 6-2015:
    Winner of the Aerospace Book Prize edition 6-2015 for the book “L’Agence Spatiale Africaine, vecteur de Développement” prefaced by astronaut Jean Loup Chrétien