Co-founder & Chief Business Development
Bio[EN]: Raúl Verdú is Co-founder and Chief Business Development of PLD SPACE with training in Industrial Engineering and more than 10 years of experience in the space industry.
PLD Space is a pioneering Spanish company in the aerospace sector and a leading reference within Europe in the development of reusable rockets, with a recognized prestige in the sector and a solid project that has become a reality through its launch vehicles: the technological demonstrator MIURA 1 and MIURA 5 orbital rockets.
His capabilities range from team management to the execution of high-end investor relations, business development and strategic industrial R&D projects from their concept, design, legalization and execution.
Raúl has obtained, together with his partner Raúl Torres, more than €65M in financing for the development and scale up of PLD Space.
He has been awarded with the Plaque of Honor by Spanish Scientific Association and recognized by the American association KAIROS SOCIETY as one of the 100 most influential entrepreneurs in the world. Recently, he has also been recognized by Forbes among the 100 most creative people in Business.