Ramasamy Venugopal

Operations Manager, IAU Office of Astronomy for Development

Ramasamy Venugopal is Operations Manager at the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD), based in Cape Town, South Africa, dedicated to using astronomy and space to drive positive benefits to society. He comes from a background in space studies at the International Space University and electronics engineering in India with experience in the field of telecommunications. He is passionate about using astronomy and space as drivers of development as well as equity and diversity in the space sector and beyond. He is also an active member of the Space Generation Advisory Council, a UN supported forum that represents the voice of the global youth on space policy matters.