The E-Space senior associate has a deep background in international policy
Creating a global satellite constellation requires a great many things to work together, so it’s critical for E-Space to bring people onto our team who know the world of business, politics and policy.
Senior Associate Bayly Winder, who joined E-Space last spring, is one of those people.
In his role as an international business-development specialist at E-Space, Winder is drawing upon his deep background working where public policy, academia and business intersect to make an impact and create a space environment that is safe, equitable and secure for all.
Satellite networks, by their very nature, require approval and cooperation between many governmental and private sector entities – so Winder feels he’s found a strong fit in working at E-Space.
“I believe that as an industry, we must form deep partnerships with global governments and the NGO community to move the needle forward on key issues that may occur in the space domain, but will have a radical effect on Earth,” Winder said. “We're talking about the climate crisis, economic development opportunities for underprivileged nations, minimizing space warfare and more. We have to collectively start the conversation and agree on how to responsibly act and proceed.”
A former Fulbright Scholar with a recent MBA from the University of Oxford, Winder has a great deal of experience on the ground in the Middle East and worked at the U.S. State Department as a foreign affairs officer on the Iran policy team. An advanced Arabic speaker, he was named to the Middle East Policy Council “40 Under 40” group in 2021. Just recently, he was named a 2022-2023 Penn Kemble Fellow with the National Endowment for Democracy.
“The fellowship is aimed at mid-level professionals in the D.C. area, and I’m proud to be chosen based on my prior work and the role I currently play at E-Space,” Winder said. “Specifically, at E-Space, we’re challenging traditional space thinking and encouraging various parties to rethink how the space domain is being leveraged, cared for and used. My hope is the fellowship will present opportunities to challenge the status quo and highlight the need for innovation in space safety.”
The Penn Kemble group is comprised of 30 people who, after an initial retreat, meet on a regular basis to talk policy, share ideas and learn from each other.
“The National Endowment for Democracy is a well-established, bipartisan group with strong ties to leadership within the U.S. Government, so it’s an exciting organization to be associated with,” Winder said.
And while taking part in the fellowship is a rich professional development experience, Winder also sees it tying into his work at E-Space.
“As part of my work here, I think we’ll have an enormous opportunity to help shape space policy, including by driving awareness for space debris issues. I anticipate forming relationships that can cut across public and private sectors,” he said. “It’s nice to think about building that network to help protect the future of space for everyone.”