Foreign Affairs Committee

Foreign Affairs Committee

Charirman
Mr. Benjamin Dell

After 16 years in the South African Airforce, specializing in Fire control RADAR and Educational Technology, I moved into the IT field where I established my own company. After almost half a lifetime of building a sustainable business that is independent and will hopefully be around for a long time, I also chaired and served on various business and social service boards and non profit companies. 

I always had an interest in space exploration. I’m convinced that the development and exploration of space will someday be of fundamental importance for the future development and survival of humanity. Joining Asgardia is the next logical choice in helping build that future.

Location & electoral district: South Africa & District 1

Languages: English and Afrikaans

Foreign Affairs Committee

Deputy
Mr. Seref Kaplan

I have had many years of experience in the Turkish Air Force as an NCO – and also in private companies as a mid-level and top executive. I very enthusiastically share those experiences with our young nation. Empathy, in the formation and establishment of human relations, is one of the most valuable tools mankind has. 

I never treat people the way I don’t want to be treated myself – that’s the rule I follow as an AMP and Member of Foreign Affairs Committee, serving the people of Asgardia. My favourite proverb says: “one hand washes the other and together they wash the face”. So I believe that we all need to work as ONE and that’s how we’ll manage to create a wonderful future for our incredible Nation!

Seref Kaplan is married with a son and daughter.

Location & electoral district: Turkey & District 3

Languages: Turkish – English – Basic Russian

Contact: [email protected][email protected]

WEB: serefkaplan.com.tr

Mobile: +90 505 703 0194

Foreign Affairs Committee

Mr. Amad Ahmed

Originally I’m from Iraq, Duhok, where I gained a B.S.C in Electrical engineering and Electronics & Communications from Mosel University. In 1995 I started working in Iraq as an electronic engineer. After this I worked in private business in Electronic Computers. In December 1999, I started working as EDP in United Nations Organisations ( UNOHCI & UNHCR ) in Iraq until July 2004. Following this, I was employed as an Information Technology Manager in an NGO (JHIC) in Iraq till 2008. 

Then I started focussing on my private business for computers, electronics & programming. In January 2016 I moved to Berlin in Germany, where I continue to work as an electronic engineer. I’ve been married since 1997 and I have 4 children.

Location & electoral district: Germany, Berlin & District 8

Languages: Kurdish, Arabic, English and German

Foreign Affairs Committee

Mr. Gregory Crandall

Our Future is Out There! I believe that through reaching the global community we can work together towards the betterment of humanity. In this endeavour, we can work together to reach the stars and beyond, securing humankind’s place in the future!

Location & electoral district: USA & By – election

Languages: English

Foreign Affairs Committee

Mr. Gianmatteo Ferrari

I am a computer analyst, passionate about politics, geopolitics, space and much more. I first heard of Asgardia in 2016 when I came across several newspaper articles about it and its Head of Nation Dr. Igor Ashurbeyli. The idea of a Space Nation really impressed me and I signed up and started actively participating in the various forums and closely following the Parliamentary elections. 

To my surprise and satisfaction I managed to get elected to become an AMP. I’m also a Member of Foreign Affairs Committee in Asgardia, because I’m really passionate about politics. I’ve had the privilege to participate in several international forums, meeting various international political figures globally. I hope I can add value to Foreign Affairs Committee and the “cause” of Asgardia

Location & electoral district: Italy & District 5

Languages: Italian, basic English

Foreign Affairs Committee

Ms. Cheryl Gallagher

I am a very involved and passionate contributor to the Asgardian cause, representing our Asgardian population with utmost attention! My CV and qualifications reflect a very diverse background, as creative artist and educator, concert harpist and professional ambient electronic musician. I also have many years experience in the dental field, specialising in major reconstructive oral and maxillofacial surgical nursing. 

I hold a Master of Arts degree in Adult Education, a certification in Arts Education, Audio/Video production and website design. I’m interested in World History and Cultures, Quantum Physics, and Ancient Vedic Astrology. My decades of experience working with and caring for people has gifted me with diplomatic competency.

Location & electoral district: Texas, USA & District 13

Languages: English, French, German, basic Russian & Spanish

Foreign Affairs Committee

Mr. Parmjit Gill

I am a computer analyst, passionate about politics, geopolitics, space and much more. I first heard of Asgardia in 2016 when I came across several newspaper articles about it and its Head of Nation Dr. Igor Ashurbeyli. The idea of a Space Nation really impressed me and I signed up and started actively participating in the various forums and closely following the Parliamentary elections. 

To my surprise and satisfaction I managed to get elected to become an AMP. I’m also a Member of Foreign Affairs Committee in Asgardia, because I’m really passionate about politics. I’ve had the privilege to participate in several international forums, meeting various international political figures globally. I hope I can add value to Foreign Affairs Committee and the “cause” of Asgardia

Location & electoral district: Italy & District 5

Languages: Italian, basic English

Foreign Affairs Committee

Mr. Dimitris Kantalis

For the past 28 years I worked in the hospitality and cruise industry. But, for as long as I can remember, I always loved looking at the bright night sky. No matter what country we live in, we all have the same dream of touching the sky. Asgardia offers the possibility to do things in a different manner than we are used to on Earth – and that inspires me. 

The day has come when we can win back our lost human heritage. Asgardia is offering us the space to do that. A shared dream comes true through a window with a space view.

Location & electoral district: Corfu, Greece & District 13

Languages: English, Italian

Foreign Affairs Committee

Mr. Sanat Kaul

I feel that human beings need to have more friendship and good relationships. Space provides People of all races, colours and religions the chance to get together for greater harmony and common good. It is our future. Space applications are helping the poor and disadvantaged on earth. Telecommunications, telemedicine, agriculture production, climate prediction are only a few examples of how Space applications are helping improve mankind and reach UN Sustainable Goals. This Space Nation is a great concept and we need to nurture it.

Location & electoral district: India & District 12

Languages: English

Foreign Affairs Committee

Mr. Dumitru Dorin-Purinariu

“We are not the best, we are the future!” – one of the motto’s of Asgardia. Asgardia unites people of free will who are inspired by its vision of united humanity; who support the idea of equal access to space for all humankind; who want the results of scientific research in space to benefit all the people on Earth; who are specialised in spaceflight, and who have expertise in protecting Earth from space threats. 

This is crucial for the survival of the whole of humanity. Asgardia is working right now on building a safe prosperous future. With Asgardia the world will be a better organised, peaceful, clean place, where respectful and caring human beings are wisely using the energy and resources offered by the Universe.

Location & electoral district: Romania & District 1

Languages: English & Russian

Foreign Affairs Committee

Mr. Ricky Sickles

I believe that Defense, Education and Nutrition are the pillars of success for Asgardia. Healthy nutrition means a healthy and strong nation. A poorly educated people are a conquered people. Education for all Asgardians must be freely accessible from kindergarten to university. Asgardia’s defense – from physical to cyber – shouldn’t be taken lightly. 

As someone with past military experience, I think physical training should learn lessons from Chinese and American models. Cyber Defense is even more important for us, as we are a fully digital nation, which means we have to ensure that every Asgardian’s digital information is safe and secure. These are not easy tasks. I believe the combined experience of AMPs will help us ensure the success of the first space nation.

Location & electoral district: Ohio, USA & District 1

Languages: English