Dr. Thierry Botter is a successful industry executive, and an expert in the area of quantum technologies. He is the Executive Director of the European Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC), a pan-European industry association with more than 175 members dedicated to supporting and strengthening quantum companies on the global stage. He is also a long-standing contributor on quantum technologies at the World Economic Forum and serves as an advisor to investment groups. Dr. Botter previously held several leadership positions at Airbus, including deputy-Head of Airbus’ cross-divisional Central Research and Technology organisation. He also served as a member of the first strategic advisory board for the European Commission’s Quantum Flagship. Dr. Botter holds a PhD in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.