Michelle Mendes, CEO, Satellite Canada Innovation Network

Michelle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Satellite Canada Innovation Network, advancing technology development for the space sector. She creates, leads and advocates for policies and programs that support commercial space. With over 20 years of global experience in business, finance and law, acquired through her work around the world, including Canada, the USA, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland. She has also worked on behalf of the United Nations to strengthen international collaboration, inspired the next generation of space leaders, and foster a constructive ecosystem through international space policy and law. She served on the Government of Canada’s Space Advisory Board and on Canada’s Global Affairs Remote Sensing Space Systems Act Advisory Committee. She holds an Executive Master of Business Administration in Space Commerce from the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.