Dr. Salvador Landeros Ayala

Director General
Mexican Space Agency (AEM)

The President of Mexico, Lic. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, appointed Dr. Salvador Landeros Ayala as the new Director General of the Mexican Space Agency (AEM), for the period 2019-2023.

Pioneer of the space issue in our country, Dr. Landeros served in 1985 as Director of the National Satellite System, putting into orbit the beginning of operations of the first generation of Telecommunications satellites in Mexico, the Morelos I and II, also having in charge of the Engineering Division, the Satellite Control Division (TTC), the Earth Stations Division, and the Commercial Division, leading a team of one hundred people.

With an extensive academic career, he has been a visiting professor and member of the Department Council at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. At UNAM’s Faculty of Engineering, he has worked as a full-time professor in the area of ​​Telecommunications, coordinator of Special Projects and Engineering Tower; Secretary of Postgraduate Studies and Research, Head of the Postgraduate Studies Division; responsible for the Telecommunications, Computing, and Electronic Electrical Engineering Careers, with 40 years of academic experience.

In the industry, he has served as general director of Consulting in Telecommunications Projects of TELSAT, SA de CV for large companies such as Petróleos Mexicanos, Federal Electricity Commission, Grupo Cifra, Comercial Mexicana, Banamex, Probursa, or Grupo ICA, as well as in Telephones of Mexico SA de CV He was manager of the Satellite Network in the Directorate of Telephone Development; he designed and put into operation the largest network of earth stations in the country; He was also a Project Engineer, and directed the expansion and procurement of the item.

He has received various awards, among others, from the Mexican Government for contributing to the Telecommunications of the Country; for the dedication and dedication in the professional training of the first generation of Telecommunications Engineers at UNAM; and for participating in benefit activities for the AIUME Electromechanical Engineers Guild.

Likewise, he has obtained multiple distinctions, such as the Pan-American Order of Merit for Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial Engineering and related branches; National Engineering Award 2017 from the College of Electrical Mechanical Engineers; AIUME Award for Professional Excellence 2016; INGENET recognition; Winner in the VII Competition of the Program for the Creation of Technology-Based Companies of the UPM and Recognition of University Merit, among others.

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