5th March 2015, Lilongwe, Malawi: UbuntuNet Alliance, the Regional Research and Education Networking organisation for Eastern and Southern Africa, announces the appointment of Dr Pascal Hoba as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Alliance with effect from 1st January 2015. Dr Hoba succeeds Eng. Dr Francis (Tusu) Tusubira who retired on 28 February 2015 after successfully leading the Alliance since 2007.Dr Hoba is coming from the Association of African Universities (AAU) in Accra, Ghana where he has been Director of Knowledge Management Information and Communications since 2005. In his role at the AAU, Dr Hoba was also Coordinator of the Europe-Africa quality Connect project and the Database of African Theses and Dissertations. He is credited for initiating the Open Access process with the DATAD programme as a regional repository center.

SES Appoints New Chief Development Officer

SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today that Christophe De Hauwer has been appointed by the Board of Directors of SES as Chief Development Officer (CDO) and member of the company's Executive Committee, effective 1 August 2015.
Christophe De Hauwer will succeed Gerson Souto, the company's current CDO.

Christophe will officially take up the position of CDO on 1 August 2015. He has been with the Company for over 10 years, holding several positions of responsibility in the areas of Strategic Marketing, Strategic and Business Planning and Corporate Development. In his current role of Senior Vice President, Fleet Development and Yield Management, Christophe oversees the overall optimization of the entire SES satellite fleet and its future development.