Francisco Vilhena da Cunha is the CEO of GEOSAT, an European Earth Observation very high-resolution satellite operator. He holds a degree in Aerospace Engineering from Técnico in Lisbon and an Executive MBA from AESE. He has 20 years of experience in defining strategies and turning them into reality, applied to technological, industrial, and business development in the aerospace and defense sector, both in the public and private sectors. He has collaborated with companies and institutions such as OMNIDEA, TEKEVER, ALMADESIGN, CEIIA or the Portuguese Ministry of Science and Technology, among others. Francisco is a board member of AED, the Portuguese Cluster for Aerospace and Defense, and has recently been elected to the EARSC Board of Directors.