Virtual Business Briefing – Nigeria Satellite Technologies

Virtual Business Briefing – Nigeria Satellite Technologies
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DAY ONE - October 5, 2021

09:30 Welcome Remarks, Introductions and USTDA Overview
Ms. Jillian Foerster, Country Manager, West Africa,
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
09:40 Ms. Kathleen FitzGibbon,
Chargé d'affaires U.S. Mission in Nigeria
09:50 U.S. Satellite Sector Overview
Ms. Therese Jones, Senior Director of Policy,
Satellite Industry Association (SIA)

Delegate Presentations.

Moderator: Mr. John Leuer,

  • Opportunities for U.S. Companies in Nigeria’s Satellite Sector.
    Dr. Abimbola Alale, MD and CEO,
    Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT)
  • Implementing the National Digital Economy Policy for Digital Nigeria.
    Dr. Aristotle Onumo, Assistant Director,
    National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
10:45 Short break.

Panel with Nigerian Companies:

Moderator: Mr. Joshua Egba, USTDA,


  • Mr. Diseye Isoun, Director,
    Content Oasis
  • Engr. Morenikeji Aniye, Founder/CEO,
    Hotspot Network Limited
  • Mr. Wale Ajisebutu, Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer,
    21st Century Technologies Limited (Virtual)
  • Mr. Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman,
    Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (Virtual)
  • Professor Armstrong Idachaba,
    The Cornfield Group
11:30 Question and Answer Session.
12:00  Conclusion of Day One.

DAY TWO - October 6, 2021

10:00 Brief Welcome Remarks
Mr. Joshua Egba, West Africa Representative, USTDA

Financing Options for Satellite Infrastructure.

Moderator: Ms. Sarah Whitten, USTDA.


  • Mr. Reza Nikfarjam,
    Loan Origination/Head of Business Development – Global Technology Sector,
    Structured & Project Finance Division
    U.S. Export-Import Bank
  • Ms. Michelle Akinrinade,
    Africa Investment Advisor for Anglophone West Africa
    Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
11:00 Questions & Answers.

Conclusion of Day Two.