Dr. Oleg Ventskovsky, Director of the Brussels-based European Representation of the leading Ukrainian space company – State Enterprise “Yuzhnoye Design Office” since 2001. He was formerly a team member at the Mission of Ukraine to the EU in charge of the Science & Technology and Space cooperation among other things. Graduated from the Kiev Polytechnic Institute in 1983, he then did a PhD and worked a university teacher at the same educational establishment. He also worked a Vice-President for International Relations at the International Science and Technology University, one of the first private universities in Ukraine, before moving to Brussels. Oleg Ventskovsky is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics.