Speakers

D. Enrique M. Mallón Otero. President of the Galician Aeronautical Consortium (CAG)


He took a degree in Law at the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. He also has a training in Management of Business Organisations, given by the IESIDE Business Institute and a Master’s degree in Business Consultancy, given by the IESIDE Business Institute.

Throughout his professional life he has been present in various business entities, actively participating in their governing bodies. Nowadays, he is the President of the Galician Aeronautical Consortium (CAG); General Secretary of the Galician Association of Metal Industries (ASIME); President of the Federación de Usuarios del Puerto de Vigo (FUPV); Manager of the Galician Metal Cluster Foundation (METALCLUSTER); member of the Board of Directors of the Confederación de Empresarios de Galicia (CEG); member of the Executive Committee of the Confederación de Empresarios de Pontevedra (CEP).

Mr. Sergio Prieto López. Territorial Director of Commerce and ICEX in Galicia.


He is a high State official, who since April 2017 is in charge of directing the Territorial Direction of Commerce and ICEX of the Secretary of State of Commerce in Galicia.

He started his professional career 18 years ago in a private company where he spent 3 years working in the marketing department of a large pharmaceutical multinational. Later she passed the competitive examinations to the Inspectors Body of the SOIVRE (Servicio Oficial de Inspección, Vigilancia y Regulación de las Exportaciones) and for 16 years she has been carrying out different positions within the Spanish Public Administration.

He started his career in the state. Inspector of foreign trade in Alicante where he spent 2 years carrying out border inspection of goods subject to foreign trade. Later he moved to Madrid where he held several positions in different Ministries. He worked as Chief Inspector of Competition in the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), was Deputy Director General of International Energy Relations in the State Secretariat of Energy, then developed his professional activity in the Ministry of Agriculture as Technical Director of the Food Chain in the Agencia de Información y Control Alimentarios (AICA), to later return to the Secretary of State for Trade, where he first held the position of Deputy General Director of Commercialization Channels, in charge, among other matters, of the reform of the Chambers of Commerce and finally he was appointed Territorial Director of Commerce and ICEX in Galicia. He has known this land for more than 16 years and is joined by very important family ties, mainly in Ferrol.

Mr. Sergio Prieto López. Territorial Director of Commerce and ICEX in Galicia.


He is a high State official, who since April 2017 is in charge of directing the Territorial Direction of Commerce and ICEX of the Secretary of State of Commerce in Galicia.

He started his professional career 18 years ago in a private company where he spent 3 years working in the marketing department of a large pharmaceutical multinational. Later she passed the competitive examinations to the Inspectors Body of the SOIVRE (Servicio Oficial de Inspección, Vigilancia y Regulación de las Exportaciones) and for 16 years she has been carrying out different positions within the Spanish Public Administration.

He started his career in the state. Inspector of foreign trade in Alicante where he spent 2 years carrying out border inspection of goods subject to foreign trade. Later he moved to Madrid where he held several positions in different Ministries. He worked as Chief Inspector of Competition in the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), was Deputy Director General of International Energy Relations in the State Secretariat of Energy, then developed his professional activity in the Ministry of Agriculture as Technical Director of the Food Chain in the Agencia de Información y Control Alimentarios (AICA), to later return to the Secretary of State for Trade, where he first held the position of Deputy General Director of Commercialization Channels, in charge, among other matters, of the reform of the Chambers of Commerce and finally he was appointed Territorial Director of Commerce and ICEX in Galicia. He has known this land for more than 16 years and is joined by very important family ties, mainly in Ferrol.

Mr. Francisco Conde López. Minister of Economy, Employment and Industry of the Xunta de Galicia


Doctor in Economic and Business Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid. His professional career took place between 1995 and 2009 at the CEU San Pablo University, where Robert Schuman, vice-dean of the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences and director of Institutional Relations, served as professor and director of the European Studies Classroom, a department from which He was also Vice Chancellor. Before being appointed conselleiro, he was an advisor to the president of the Xunta de Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, between 2009 and 2012.

 

Mr. Antonio Velázquez. General Director of AEROCLÚSTER DE QUERÉTARO (México)


He has a Master in Design and Innovation with a specialty in Strategic Design from the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro and a Master in Business Administration with a specialty in Marketing from the Universidad de Celaya in Mexico. He has a degree in Computer Engineering.

His professional experience has focused on areas of knowledge, such as information and communications technologies, museography and regional development, participating in various multidisciplinary projects of an educational, agro-industrial and aerospace nature.

He actively participated in the first industrial missions to Canada, for the transfer of educational technology and training programs required by the Bombardier Company, before starting operations in Mexico in 2007.

Antonio Velázquez currently serves as General Director of AEROCLÚSTER DE QUERÉTARO, a non-profit civil association that, under the concept of TRIPLE HÉLICE, coordinates Companies, Research Centers, Educational Institutions and Government, with the objective of strengthening and consolidating the aerospace ecosystem present in the state of QUERÉTARO and the region, through the promotion of employment and the formation of highly specialized human capital, the development and articulation of the aerospace value chain, the attraction of foreign direct investment, support for small and medium-sized enterprises and the internationalization of the cluster, among other lines of action.

 

Mr. Antonio Velázquez. General Director of AEROCLÚSTER DE QUERÉTARO (México)


He has a Master in Design and Innovation with a specialty in Strategic Design from the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro and a Master in Business Administration with a specialty in Marketing from the Universidad de Celaya in Mexico. He has a degree in Computer Engineering.

His professional experience has focused on areas of knowledge, such as information and communications technologies, museography and regional development, participating in various multidisciplinary projects of an educational, agro-industrial and aerospace nature.

He actively participated in the first industrial missions to Canada, for the transfer of educational technology and training programs required by the Bombardier Company, before starting operations in Mexico in 2007.

Antonio Velázquez currently serves as General Director of AEROCLÚSTER DE QUERÉTARO, a non-profit civil association that, under the concept of TRIPLE HÉLICE, coordinates Companies, Research Centers, Educational Institutions and Government, with the objective of strengthening and consolidating the aerospace ecosystem present in the state of QUERÉTARO and the region, through the promotion of employment and the formation of highly specialized human capital, the development and articulation of the aerospace value chain, the attraction of foreign direct investment, support for small and medium-sized enterprises and the internationalization of the cluster, among other lines of action.

 

Mr. Federico Pérez. Secretary of Vinculation of the Universidad Aeronáutica de Querétaro (Mexico) – UNAQ


Aeronautical Engineer from the ESIME Unidad Ticomán of the IPN in 1993.

From 1992 to 1999 he taught Physics and Mathematics in several institutions.

Between 1995 and 2000 he worked as professor and coordinator of the Committee of Standardization and Quality, Coordinator of the Subcommittee 24 “Aircraft and Aerospace Vehicles” of the Mexican Committee for the Attention of ISO and Representative of ESIME Ticomán for the Institutional Program of Metrology and Standardization of IPN, in ESIME Unidad Ticomán of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional.

In 1999 and 2000 he served as Third Party Auditor for the ISO 9000 standard for the Mexican Society for Standardization and Certification.

Between 2000 and 2005 he held the following positions at ITR Turborreactores of Querétaro SA: Coordinator of auditors, Internal Auditor of Quality with norms ISO 9000, AS9100 and AS9110, Repairs of engines manufacture of pipes, non-destructive Tests under the methodology of NADCAI and Engineer of Quality.

Since 2006 he has been working at the Universidad Aeronáutica de Querétaro (Mexico) as: Founder of the Universidad Aeronáutica de Querétaro, Instructor in Structural Assemblies for aircraft, Coordinator of the area of Structural Assemblies, Academic Director in charge of Engineering, Masters and Higher Technical University and currently as Secretary of Planning and Linkage.

 

Mrs. Patricia Argerey. General Director of the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN)


Patricia Argerey Vilar holds a degree in Economics from the Universidad CEU San Pablo in Madrid, a Master’s Degree in Applied Political Studies from the Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas and a PhD in Economic and Business Sciences from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

In 2003, she coordinated R&D projects at the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Europeos of the Universidad CEU San Pablo, in Madrid.

In 2004, she was secretary general of the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Europeos, and in 2008, professor of the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences of the Universidad CEU San Pablo, in Madrid.

In 2009, she was advisor to the Cabinet of the President of the Xunta de Galicia and in 2013, head of the Cabinet of the President of the Xunta de Galicia.

Currently, Patricia is the director of the Galician Innovation Agency, GAIN.

Mrs. Patricia Argerey. General Director of the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN)


Patricia Argerey Vilar holds a degree in Economics from the Universidad CEU San Pablo in Madrid, a Master’s Degree in Applied Political Studies from the Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas and a PhD in Economic and Business Sciences from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

In 2003, she coordinated R&D projects at the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Europeos of the Universidad CEU San Pablo, in Madrid.

In 2004, she was secretary general of the Instituto Universitario de Estudios Europeos, and in 2008, professor of the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences of the Universidad CEU San Pablo, in Madrid.

In 2009, she was advisor to the Cabinet of the President of the Xunta de Galicia and in 2013, head of the Cabinet of the President of the Xunta de Galicia.

Currently, Patricia is the director of the Galician Innovation Agency, GAIN.

Mr. Javier Barcala Montejano. Director of Air Vehicles, Defence and Security of INDRA. 


Javier Barcala is an Aeronautical Technical Engineer from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid with more than 30 years of experience. He is Deputy Director of Air Platforms and UAVs of Indra in Aranjuez and Commercial Manager of Indra’s Air Vehicle Management since 2008.

He began his professional career at the Company’s Documentary Base as commercial manager of the Logistics and Technical Documentation Unit, later moving to Tecnológica, S.A. as Head of Supply of electronic components for programmes of the European Space Agency, such as the HUYGENS probe or the METEOSAT satellite. In 1998 he joined Indra, where he has developed Commercial and Business Development tasks, being coordinator of International Programmes such as the Tiger Helicopter or the A400M Transport Aircraft. For 10 years he has been working in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles, among them the Mini RPAS Mantis, the Pelicano unmanned helicopter or the TARGUS aircraft, the evolution of the MRI Air Surveillance System into an optionally piloted vehicle (OPV).

He collaborated closely in Indra’s achievement of the project “Civil UAVs Initiative” at Rozas Aerodrome (Lugo) for the Xunta de Galicia and nowadays he is the Director of Indra’s Cited Program.

Mr. José Luis Saiz Díaz. GDirector R+D+i of Babcock Mission Critical Services Spain


Mr. José Luis Saiz Díaz holds a PhD in Forestry Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, an Executive Master in Emergency Management and an Executive Master in Security Management.

For 10 years, he was a Professor at the University of Wales, teaching Environmental Sciences. He also taught Environmental Management at the Escuela de Organización Industrial (E.O.I).

He is currently professor of Forest Fire Management at the Universidad de Cordoba.

Since 2007, José Luis has been working with INAER Spain, now with BABCOCK MISSION CRITICAL SERVICES ESPAÑA, first as Key Account Manager for Fire Fighting and currently as R&D Director.

Since 2013, he has collaborated with the Director of Business Development of the business line UAV, Fire Fighting and SAR as an advisor.

José Luis was also Director of Emergency Management at EGMASA and has more than 23 years of experience in aircraft emergency management, 14 of them in Public Administration and 9 in BABCOCK.

Mr. José Luis Saiz Díaz. GDirector R+D+i of Babcock Mission Critical Services Spain


Mr. José Luis Saiz Díaz holds a PhD in Forestry Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, an Executive Master in Emergency Management and an Executive Master in Security Management.

For 10 years, he was a Professor at the University of Wales, teaching Environmental Sciences. He also taught Environmental Management at the Escuela de Organización Industrial (E.O.I).

He is currently professor of Forest Fire Management at the Universidad de Cordoba.

Since 2007, José Luis has been working with INAER Spain, now with BABCOCK MISSION CRITICAL SERVICES ESPAÑA, first as Key Account Manager for Fire Fighting and currently as R&D Director.

Since 2013, he has collaborated with the Director of Business Development of the business line UAV, Fire Fighting and SAR as an advisor.

José Luis was also Director of Emergency Management at EGMASA and has more than 23 years of experience in aircraft emergency management, 14 of them in Public Administration and 9 in BABCOCK.

Mr. Sergio Camps. Director of Supply Chain of Aciturri


Mr.Sergio Camps López. 43 years old. Director of Supply Chain of Aciturri since May 2018 and of Subcontracting since October 2012. Industrial Engineer in Automation and Industrial Electronics from the Universidad de Navarra and AMP from IE Business School.

With more than 18 years of involvement in the aeronautical and motor sector, Sergio assumes, from Supply Chain management, the management and coordination of teams and projects, as well as cost control of the company. He also provides technical support in the development of projects and in the formation of work teams.

 

Mr. Santiago Hernández Ibáñez. Professor at the Universidad de A Coruña


Santiago Hernández Ibáñez is a Dr. Civil Engineer and Professor at the Universidad de A Coruña.

He was a visiting lecturer at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom) in 1984 and at the University of California in Santa Bárbara (USA) in 1989.

He has been the director of the Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering and Aerospace Materials that has been taught at the Universidad de A Coruña since 2015.

He has more than twenty-five years of experience in aeronautical and aerospace engineering and is a regular collaborator of AIRBUS, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA).

He is the founder of the two wind tunnels for aerodynamic tests at the Universidad de A Coruña, where tests have been carried out since 1999.

He is Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and in 2015 received in Madrid the Medal for Professional Merit awarded by the College of Civil Engineers.

Mr. Santiago Hernández Ibáñez. Professor at the Universidad de A Coruña


Santiago Hernández Ibáñez is a Dr. Civil Engineer and Professor at the Universidad de A Coruña.

He was a visiting lecturer at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom) in 1984 and at the University of California in Santa Bárbara (USA) in 1989.

He has been the director of the Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering and Aerospace Materials that has been taught at the Universidad de A Coruña since 2015.

He has more than twenty-five years of experience in aeronautical and aerospace engineering and is a regular collaborator of AIRBUS, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA).

He is the founder of the two wind tunnels for aerodynamic tests at the Universidad de A Coruña, where tests have been carried out since 1999.

He is Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and in 2015 received in Madrid the Medal for Professional Merit awarded by the College of Civil Engineers.

Mr. Adolfo Sánchez Manso. Founding Partner S4A Solutions For Aviation


With 30 years of experience in the development of systems integration for newly designed aircraft (civil and military aircraft and civil and military helicopters) and aircraft in service.

He has worked for the following companies for several years in their engineering departments: S4A (Spain), Airbus Helicopters (Spain), Boeing (USA), Aernnova (Spain).

Founding Partner of S4A, Solutions for Aviation, an engineering company approved by EASA as DOA.a.

Mr. Larry Ley. Manager at Boeing Research & Technology 


Larry Ley is part of The Boeing Company’s initiatives to promote new capabilities in air traffic management, airspace optimization and integration, and airport and airspace capacity improvement. As Senior Portfolio Director for Boeing Research & Technology’s (BR&T) airspace operational efficiency organization, Larry leads R&D initiatives in programs to achieve environmental and operational benefits with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with SESAR Joint Undertaking and SESAR Deployment Manager entities under the European Commission, and with air navigation service providers, airlines and airports in Europe and Latin America.

Larry joined the company in 1984 and has held several international business development and program management positions throughout his career. He has directly collaborated with or led Boeing’s initiatives to win key defence and commercial contracts in Europe, Asia and Latin America. He started in Boeing’s Air Traffic Management (ATM) area in 2013.

Since 2015, he has actively supported and led Boeing’s work for the airspace integration of RPAS (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and U-Space systems together with regulatory agencies and other aviation sector entities, including FAA, AESA and the European Commission. In 2016, he led the work of Boeing and the FAA on the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) program to develop a flight plan notification and advisory service for small unmanned aerial systems and, in 2017, oversaw the U-Space concept paper for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Drone Enable Initiative. Since 2018, he has been Boeing’s representative to the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) RPAS working group and has recently been named co-chair of the organization’s UTM working group.

In his professional career, he has worked and lived in Madrid, Rome, Bern and London to support Boeing’s programmes.

Larry holds a BA in European History from Westminster College (1975-79) in Fulton, Missouri, and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri (1982-84). He is fluent in Spanish and has knowledge of French and Italian. He enjoys traveling, cooking, watching baseball and soccer, both American and European, and spending time with his family.

Mr. Larry Ley. Manager at Boeing Research & Technology 


Larry Ley is part of The Boeing Company’s initiatives to promote new capabilities in air traffic management, airspace optimization and integration, and airport and airspace capacity improvement. As Senior Portfolio Director for Boeing Research & Technology’s (BR&T) airspace operational efficiency organization, Larry leads R&D initiatives in programs to achieve environmental and operational benefits with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with SESAR Joint Undertaking and SESAR Deployment Manager entities under the European Commission, and with air navigation service providers, airlines and airports in Europe and Latin America.

Larry joined the company in 1984 and has held several international business development and program management positions throughout his career. He has directly collaborated with or led Boeing’s initiatives to win key defence and commercial contracts in Europe, Asia and Latin America. He started in Boeing’s Air Traffic Management (ATM) area in 2013.

Since 2015, he has actively supported and led Boeing’s work for the airspace integration of RPAS (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and U-Space systems together with regulatory agencies and other aviation sector entities, including FAA, AESA and the European Commission. In 2016, he led the work of Boeing and the FAA on the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) program to develop a flight plan notification and advisory service for small unmanned aerial systems and, in 2017, oversaw the U-Space concept paper for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Drone Enable Initiative. Since 2018, he has been Boeing’s representative to the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) RPAS working group and has recently been named co-chair of the organization’s UTM working group.

In his professional career, he has worked and lived in Madrid, Rome, Bern and London to support Boeing’s programmes.

Larry holds a BA in European History from Westminster College (1975-79) in Fulton, Missouri, and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri (1982-84). He is fluent in Spanish and has knowledge of French and Italian. He enjoys traveling, cooking, watching baseball and soccer, both American and European, and spending time with his family.