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GomSpace appoints Carsten Drachmann as new CEO

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Ibadan, 13 March 2023. – GomSpace Group AB has announced that it has appointed Carsten Drachmann as CEO of GomSpace, as of 13 March 2023.

Carsten Drachmann comes from the position as CEO of the tech startup Zero Error Systems PTE LTD in Singapore and brings with him extensive global experience as CEO and Senior Executive from both well-established companies and start-ups within Space, IT, SatCom, and Telecom, such as Nokia, KEBNI AB in Sweden and Datapath Inc in the US. Carsten Drachmann holds an MSc in Software & Electronics from the Technical University of Denmark and an EMBA in Strategy & Organization from Stanford University.

Speaking on the appointment, the Chairman of the Board, Jukka Pertola, said: “We are very glad to welcome Carsten Drachmann as CEO. Carsten has a solid track record of creating growth in tech companies. Together with the rest of the management team, Carsten will execute the strategy and product investment program following the planned rights issue.”

In the same vein, Carsten Drachmann added: “Since its establishment, GomSpace has been a pioneer in the development and production of nanosatellites. I look very much forward to working with the rest of the management team and the many dedicated and skilled employees to unleash the great potential of GomSpace in a growing market.”

After the appointment of Carsten Drachmann, the Executive Management of GomSpace consists of Carsten Drachmann as CEO and Troels Dalsgaard as deputy CEO and CFO.

GomSpace also recently signed an MoU with NuSpace to develop an extended value proposition in Singapore NewSpace, building on NuSpace’s expertise and experience in developing satellite-as-a-service projects and GomSpace’s more than 15 years of experience delivering successful space missions and equipment.

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