ABUJA: PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Abimbola Alale as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Ltd.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Ayim Pius Ayim GCO, in a letter, conveyed the President’s message of her appointment as for a first term of four years and also wished well on her new assignment.
Alale has been serving on an acting capacity since February last year. 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.
She has served in various capacities on various national committees that have advanced the utilization of space applications in Nigeria. Alale is said to be wholly committed to the utilization and development of space applications to the socio-economic development of the country.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY