Dr Abimbola Alale is the current Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT), Nigeria. She has a PhD in Security & Strategic Studies from Nasarawa State University, Keffi-Nigeria. She also holds a Master degree in Space Studies and an MBA from the International Space University, Strasbourg-France. Furthermore, she obtained other certificates at the Massachuttes Institute of Technology, USA and the Management School, London and Lagos Business School, Nigeria.
Dr Abimbola is an African Scientific Institute fellow, a certified Forensic Investigation Professional, a member of the International Academy of Forensics, a Chartered Public Diplomacy and Management fellow, and a Corporate Administration Institute fellow.
She is a board member of the Space Generation Advisory Council and a current Council Member 2021 of the World Economic Forum:- Global Future Council on Space.
She has pursued an active career in the Space Sector in the past 21years. She has served in various capacities at the National Space Research Development Agency and Nigerian Communications Satellite as an Assistant Project Director and Executive Director; Marketing, respectively. In addition, she was part of the team that championed the manufacture and launch of the first sub-Saharan Africa communication satellite (NigComSat-1) in 2007.
Dr Abimbola actively worked on some National Priority Projects such as the NigComSat-1, NigComSat-1R and a National Direct-to-Home Digital Transmission Centre. As a result, she stands tall amongst satellite professionals in Nigeria and the world as the visible woman at the head of a communication satellite business around the globe.