Dr Aboubakar Mambimba Ndjoungui has been the Deputy Director-General of the Gabonese Agency for Space Studies and Observations (AGEOS) since 2015. Since 2011, he has contributed to popularising the space sector in Africa, particularly Central Africa. He was the project manager for the construction of AGEOS infrastructure and the administrative and technical organisation of the agency. Today, he deals with technical issues and external relations. He is an expert in space and a graduate of the National School of Geographical Sciences of Marne-La-Vallée in France and the Pierre and Marie Curie University.
He has over 25 years of experience in satellite imagery applications and image quality in European companies. Back in Africa, he forged strong links with other space agencies to continue training and popularising space in Africa. He mobilised and convinced several actors and political decision-makers on the importance of space in decision support. Today he launched a national project to build a constellation of nano-earth observation satellites.