Ladislav Stahl is an Space ISR and Security Advisor at NATO Headquarters. He graduated from the Military Academy in Brno, Charles University in Prague, CEVRO Institute, and the European School of Business & Management. He was the director of the Czech National Satellite Center (SATCEN ČR) and the head of the Space Technologies expert section on the Board for Research, Development, and Innovations at the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic. As an intelligence officer and member of special forces, he participated in several military operations in the Balkans and Afghanistan. He also worked in the Operations Division of the European Union Satellite Center.