Peter Grognard (MS '93) is the CEO of Thales Alenia Space in Belgium-Leuven. He also founded Septentrio, a leading designer and manufacturer of GSSN receivers. He was CEO there until 2014, overseeing the development of the "world's first Galileo receivers." He is now a board member of many European industry associations and is co-founder of Galileo Services, "Europe’s leading Galileo downstream industry association." He and his family are based in Belgium.