Gonzalo Martin de Mercado specialises in optical telecommunications, and is currently involved with the new ASPIRE WITH ESA accelerator. Gonzalo previously worked as a project manager for INSA (today ISDEFE), a public company property of the Spanish Ministry of Defence, as well as for Atos Origin. He is a Telecommunications Engineer (MSc, University of Valladolid), and holds several diplomas on management and strategy from Henley Business School.
Gonzalo also runs eHealth for sub-Sarahan Africa Initiative sponsored by the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund ESA and The Luxembourg Agency for Development Cooperation. Gonzalo works closely with numerous "New Space" companies around the world, and he frequently acts as a lecturer for diverse audiences in venues like universities, summits and innovation hubs.