Augusto González holds the degree of Licenciado in Geography and History from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) as well as a Master's degree in International Studies from University of Salford (United Kingdom).
He joined the European Commission in 1989 and has worked in several policy areas including education and vocational training, space and research. His experience encompasses EU policy and law-making, international relations as well as human resources, financial and programme management.
He held management positions for over 11 years and is currently Adviser to the Director for EU Satellite Navigation Programmes in the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Augusto González is married and has two children. He lives in Brussels but maintains very close ties with his home town in Spain, where he holds elected public office (municipal counsellor).
He will deliver a series of seminars on EU topics and will conduct a study on current space commercialization and privatization trends.
View Augusto’s Exploring Space Commercialisation in Colorado Blog.