Bruno Sánchez-Andrade Nuño, Ph.D. is a strategic scientific advisor. VP for Social Impact at Satellite operator Satellogic. Bruno is committed to bringing the value of Science and Technology in society at large, especially shifting the value of science away from mostly a body of facts and knowledge, and into very transferable skill-sets and tools to understand complexity, and make better decisions (Impact Science project).
Previously at the World Bank Innovations Lab (and the President’s Office), their team led the technical work of Big Data across operations globally. Before the World Bank Bruno was Chief Scientist for the mapping company Mapbox during 10-fold early growth; where he worked building and leading the scientific technical support across the company, and in particular on the Satellite team.
He is Ph.D. Magna cum Laude in astrophysics from the Max Planck Institute in Germany, and postdoc in satellite and rocket science with NRL/JAXA/NASA. Bruno has published peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as featured on NASA high-profile Picture of the Day and other science outreach mediums. After leaving academia, he was director of Science and Technology at the NGO Gain.org on climate change adaptation.
He is a member of the Global Agenda Council on Space. He serves on strategic boards for several companies, government bodies, and NGOs, like Inmarsat, the UAE Statistical Authority, and IamtheCode. He was awarded Mirzayan Science Policy Fellow of the US National Academies of Science, and is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
Bruno is native from Asturias (Spain) and currently travels and works remotely as a digital nomad.