Pascal Legai


European Union Satellite Centre (invited)

Kingdom of Spain

Brigadier General Pascal LEGAI, has been an intelligence officer in the French Air Force since 1988. He acquired experience mainly in the fields of geography, imagery, international relations, Space and Security issues. He had been appointed as a geographer in the French Air Force staff in Paris for 5 years (1994-1999). He was also the Head of the French Imagery Intelligence Centre (2004-2006), Human Resources adviser of the French Air Force (2006-2008) and the Commanding Officer of the French Air Force Base in Grenoble (2008-2010). He has extensive international experience in geospatial and intelligence domains.

He has a PhD in International Relations, a law degree, a master degree in Imagery Processing and in British Civilization and an Engineer Diploma in the field of the geographic sciences.

After four years as Deputy Director, Pascal LEGAI has been elected by the Member States as the EU satellite centre Director since the 1st January 2015, an imagery analysis centre, based near Madrid, Spain, providing Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) and Imagery Intelligence (IMINT) products and services to support the EU external action.