Ricardo Conde, 54 years old, is the father of two beautiful girls. He holds a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from IST – Technical University of Lisbon and a postgraduate degree in Space Technologies. He began his professional career in 1991, having been linked to the Aeronautics and Space sector since 1993 with the participation in several National and International programs, in particular in Space and Earth segments. He was recently responsible for Ground Segment Business Development at Edisoft, SA (Thales Group). In 2019 Ricardo joined Portugal Space as a member of the board, and about one year later was appointed President.