Advisory Board

Alvaro Alonso Ruiz, MSc

Alvaro Alonso Ruiz, MSc is Business Development Manager at Telespazio VEGA.

Alvaro is on a mission to drive the commercial space ecosystem forward by empowering ventures and lobbying with decision makers. A firm believer that space exploration and colonization will bring prosperity to humanity, his goal is to enable free enterprise for the unlimited space resources and opportunities to no longer be a privilege of the few.

Throughout his career, he has been an R&D engineer for Formula 1 race cars, project manager for multi-million corporate strategic investments, and has held various management roles in the space industry. Alvaro has worked in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia.

Since 2008, he has been a coach at the Coaching & Professional Development SIL organization, with a particular focus on Emotional Intelligence, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Positive Psychology, and Business Skills.

Passionate about space settlement, he is a member of the New Worlds Institute, building the knowledge and technologies to sustain prosperous human communities beyond the Earth.

Alvaro holds BSc and MSc degrees in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and is currently pursuing an additional one in Astrophysics from the Australian National University, lectured by Nobel Prize laureate Brian Schmidt. He is an alumnus of the RealAcad Venture Management & Leadership Program at both Stanford University and National University of Singapore.

When Alvaro is not on the job, he loves playing music, traveling somewhere far and dusty, and learning/doing something new (and sometimes scary!)

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