Ricardo Conde


Ricardo Conde is the father of two beautiful girls. He graduated in Electrical and Computers engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) – Technical University of Lisbon, with a background in Telecommunications, Radio frequency, and Space and Ground Systems.

Ricardo has more than 30 years of working in the industrial and institutional space sector. He began his professional career in 1991, having been linked to the Aeronautics and Space sector since 1993, having participated in several national and international Space programs, particularly in Space and Earth Segments.

Since 2019, Ricardo has been a member of the board of directors of the Portuguese Space Agency, and in 2020, he was appointed President of the Agency.

He has been participating as a panellist and keynote speaker in several International Space Congresses, particularly on the emergence of new space agencies as new actors in space, Space sustainability and the role of Space in Earth sustainability. In 2022, Ricardo was the chairperson of the Eureka Network, the larger international network to promote Science and Innovation for SMEs.

Currently, he is the Portuguese representative and head of delegation in the Council of the European Space Agency (ESA), in the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and in the Council of the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO).


Eduardo Ferreira


Hugo André Costa

Member of the Board

Carla Santos

Non-Executive Administrator

Luís Castro Henriques

Non-Executive Administrator

Ana Sousa

Executive Assistant

António Sousa Franco


Carolina Rêgo Costa

Legal Officer

Carolina Sá

Earth Observation Officer

Fernando Pereira


Hermínia Saraiva

Communications Officer

Inês d’Ávila

Space Safety & Space Transportation Officer

Joan Alabart

Industrial Relations & Projects Officer

Luís Serina

Industrial Policy & Technology Officer

Marta Gonçalves

Science & Education Officer

Mónica Reis

Internal Operations Manager

Nuno Gomes


Pedro Costa


Ricardo Gaspar

Operational Assistant

Sofia Souto

Earth Observation Projects Officer

Tiago Peres

Satellite Communication & Navigation Officer