" ITREALMS: Jonathan confirms Abimbola Alale as MD/CEO NIGCOMSAT

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Jonathan confirms Abimbola Alale as MD/CEO NIGCOMSAT

The President Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. 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, reports ITRealms.

A letter conveying this message endorsed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Ayim Pius Ayim GCON, revealed to ITRealms that the President has confirmed appointment as Managing Director/Chief Executive, Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) for a first term of four (4) years and also wished her the best of luck on her new assignment.

ITRealms recalled that Abimbola Alale became the Ag MD/CE in February 2014, having served as the Executive Director, Marketing, a position she held since the inception of the company in 2006.

Ms Alale, ITRealms gathered, 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.

Equally, ITRealms gathered that 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.

Additionally, ITRealms reports that 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.

This African space Amazon has served in various capacities on various national committees that have advanced the utilization of space applications in Nigeria. 

In her reaction, Ms Alale promised to be wholly committed to the utilization and development of space applications to the socio-economic development of Nigeria.

ITRealms further gathered that her appointment took effect from December 24, 2014.

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