Ibadan, 4 April 2023. – The European Union Agency for the Space Program (EUSPA) has renewed the mandates of the current Chair of the EUSPA Administrative Board, Mr. Vaclav Kobera, and Deputy Chair, Mr. Juan Manuel Codosero Bolaños, for another two-year term after a unanimous vote.
Mr. Kobera is a Czech national with vast experience in space-related activities and, more concretely, satellite navigation. He has held several managerial positions in the public sector, namely at the Czech Ministry of Transport. Likewise, Mr. Codosero Bolaños is a Spanish national and aeronautical engineer specializing in jet engines with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors in areas related to aviation and aerospace.
Commenting on the renewal, Kobera noted, “In 2021, we set concrete goals and prepared and successfully implemented the EUSPA Administrative Board Action Plan. In my capacity as Chair of the Board, and by working together with the European Commission, the Member States, the European Space Agency, and other EU Space Program’s partners, I will do my best to further support the program’s implementation.”
Likewise, Codosero Bolaños added, “I will continue to support EUSPA and my colleagues of the Board and will continue to strive to foster greater collaboration and involvement among and with the Member States so that we can maximize the benefits and outcomes of this crucial program.”
In addition, EUSPA Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa congratulated the Board Chair and Deputy Chair, noting that “as we move forward, I am eager to continue the collaboration with them once again towards our shared goal of strengthening the presence of EU space data and services in all sectors of our society.”