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about us

AB5 Consulting is an SME based in London, UK, and Guillestre, France, which develops innovative solutions in an enabled environment with sound competencies in advisory and management activities. Established in 2014, the company has seen a remarkable expansion of its activities, leading to the recruitment of a hard-working team to assist its founder and CEO, Betty Bonnardel. AB5 carries out business development studies, systems evaluation, project management and interface, bid organisation and management, provides regulatory support to a range of stakeholders including satellite operators, high-tech companies, regulators and international organisations. The company also develops its own projects, particularly focusing on innovation and on the exploitation of IoT and AI.

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meet the team

Betty Bonnardel

CEO & Founder of AB5 Consulting; MBE, C. Eng, MBA, FIET, FWES

Betty has been awarded a MBE. She is an award-winning systems engineer with two MSc degrees in aeronautical and space engineering, a diploma in international nuclear law and a MBA. Betty is a certified project manager; her experience includes the management of complex international projects in the aerospace, satellite, defence, nuclear, and transport of dangerous goods sectors. She is co-founder and president of the UK Chapter of the Space and Satellite Professionals International (SSPI), a co-founder of Women in Nuclear UK, member of the Women’s Engineering Society’s Trust (former Vice-President for Industry), and former co-founder and board member of the International Women in Engineering and Science (INWES) Europe. Betty sits on the University of West London engineering and ICT schools' industry committees. Betty is also engaged in society; she is a school governor and chair of the resource committee (HR, finance and premises with a £11M budget) at a prominent State High School and participates regularly in school fairs and events to introduce boys and girls to engineering and promote it.

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Tony azzarelli

CTO of AB5 Consulting FIET

Tony is the CTO of AB5 Consulting, providing technology leads and advice for AB5 and its clients. He is also owner of an independent consulting business, Azzurra Telecom Ltd (UK), providing Regulatory and Government Affairs services. He co-founded ACCESS.SPACE ALLIANCE, a group aimed at helping and supporting the small satellite sector.

Tony holds a Doctorate’s degree in Electronics and an MBA, and studied LLM in Air and Space Law. He has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunication sector with senior management appointments at OneWeb, UK Regulator Ofcom, Inmarsat, The Boeing Company, the European Space Agency and ICO Global Communications.

Tony has always striven to initiate, develop and promote global harmonised licensing and spectrum policies for space and terrestrial wireless technologies, and believes that this is necessary for the proper economic and societal growth and development of a country and its industry. He has promotes ICT broadband solutions via satellite and terrestrial applications for the developing countries, as well as the rural and remote areas of the world.

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Gabriella cursoli

Project Admin

Gabriella Cursoli (MA) is involved in the organisation and administration
of various projects and in the preparation of competitive proposals.
Because of her background in publishing, Gabriella is responsible for the layout and editing of business reports and for writing and translating content in English, French and Italian. She also designs presentations and promotional material for the company. Gabriella notably acted as a project controller during the Mega Constellations as Enablers for New Services and Opportunities project, conducted by AB5 with the support of six international experts for the European Space Agency.

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