January 28, 2016
World Space Week Association, which coordinates UN-declared World Space Week, October 4-10 annually, today announced the appointment of Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty as Executive Director and Goran Nikolasevic as Operations Manager.
A specialist in science and technology policy, the aerospace sector, and international affairs, Timiebi has almost 10 years’ experience providing legal and policy advice to clients and stakeholders in the space sector. A qualified barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Timiebi previously worked in the International Cooperation and Legal Affairs Department at the Nigerian Space Agency, as a Teaching Associate at the International Space University, and in the space division of international law firm Cains Advocates. She spent the past four years as Space Industry Consultant with Euroconsult. Timiebi represented Nigeria at the Legal Subcommittee of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space in Vienna and at the UN International Civil Aviation Organization Model Council in Montreal. She is one of 16 women recognized for significant contribution to Quebec society for International Women’s Day 2016.
Goran Nikolasevic is a veteran of World Space Week, having served as National Coordinator for Croatia in 2012 and as WSW Association’s National Coordinator Manager since 2013. With a background in mathematics, IT, and economics, Goran is an entrepreneur, inventor, and long-time space advocate. He is a prolific speaker about space in public, school, and media appearances. Prior experience includes application programming, air-traffic control, and sales.
“We are thrilled to have Timiebi and Goran at the helm of World Space Week Association,” said Association President Dennis Stone. “Their collective experience and abilities are well suited to take this annual space celebration to a new level of growth and impact,” he said.
About World Space Week
The largest space event on Earth, UN-declared World Space Week (WSW) is celebrated October 4-10 annually. Nearly 1,900 space-related events were held during World Space Week 2015 in over 70 nations. The events are organized by space organizations, schools, and others to inspire youth, educate the public about space, and show public support for space activity. For more information, visit www.worldspaceweek.org.
About World Space Week Association
WSW Association is a non-profit organization which supports the UN in the global coordination of World Space Week. Led by a global volunteer Board, the Association encourages participation in WSW, supports participants, and publicizes the resulting global celebration of space. A key focus of the Association is using space during WSW each year to stimulate STEM education worldwide. WSWA is supported by voluntary contributions by sponsors including Lockheed Martin and Lunar Mission One.
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