Michael Slage

Ventures Director

Michael grew up in the U.S. By the time he graduated high school, he went on to visit over 50 countries exploring the cultures and customs of each one to gain a global perspective. 

His original ambition was to be an astronaut which led him to receive six professional degrees including engineering, cultural anthropology, earth sciences, international relations, and space and science technology public policy. He previously worked on the International Space Station and other programs at NASA, ESA, the Russian, and the Japanese space agencies and started his career working for Carl Sagan’s space education organization promoting STEM through Space Exploration. 

At The Red Sea Development Company, Michael brings a startup mentality with over 25 years of entrepreneurship experience to find creative solutions for the unique challenges of the project like sustainable food production.