Dr. Zolana Joao

Job Title

General Manager

Company

Angolan Space Program Management Office (GGPEN)

Speaking At

  • SUMMIT ON EARTH OBSERVATION BUSINESS

Bio

Dr. Zolana João serves as the first General Manager of Angola’s national space office, where he drives engineering and research challenges on communication and earth observation satellite launches with partner agencies and governments worldwide. He was instrumental in designing the current Angolan Space Strategy.

In addition to launching ANGOSAT-2 into orbit to provide broadband communication services in Africa and to minimize the digital divide on the continent, he has also leveraged Earth-observing satellites to detect oil spills in the ocean and to predict agricultural crop yields, thus using space to support progress toward the SDGs. He holds a Doctoral engineering degree from George Washington University, USA, specializing in managing large-scale and complex projects.

Speaking

15September
10:35 / 11:05
Concorde

SUMMIT ON EARTH OBSERVATION BUSINESS

Evolving models for Space Agencies and National Remote Sensing Centers

25th Anniversary

World Satellite Business Week

September 12-16, 2022
The Westin Paris – Vendôme