President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has approved the appointment of Ms Abimbola Alale as the Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Ltd, the nation’s space satellite company.
Senator Ayim Pius Ayim, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, conveyed the President’s message in a letter confirming her appointment as Managing Director/Chief Executive of the NigComSat for a first term of four years. The letter also wished her the best of luck on her new assignment, according to a statement by the Ministry of Communication Technology.
Alale became the Ag MD/CE of the company in February 2014. Before then, she was the Executive Director, Marketing, a position she held since the inception of the company in 2006.
She holds a postgraduate degree in Space Studies and an MBA from the International Space University in Strasbourg, France and has since undergone several trainings in space technology.
She started her career with the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) where she served as NigComSat-1 Project Secretary, a project that gave birth to NIGCOMSAT LTD.
Alale has worked on key national projects, including the Nigcomsat 1R project in which she was Project Director with the responsibility of managing the launch of the replacement satellite otherwise known as NigComSat-1R
She has served in various capacities on various national committees that have advanced the utilization of space applications in Nigeria.
“She is wholly committed to the utilization and development of space applications to the socio-economic development of Nigeria”, according to the statement, which also says that the appointment took effect from December 24, 2014.
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