GSTC 2024 - Banner

Pixxel Appoints William McCombe as New Chief Financial Officer

Illustration of the hyperspectral satellite. Credit: Pixxel

Ibadan, 31 January 2024. – Pixxel has announced the appointment of William McCombe as its new Chief Financial Officer. In this role,  McCombe will oversee Pixxel’s accounting, financial planning, capital raising, treasury, legal and regulatory functions, all supporting the Company’s mission to revolutionize earth observation through cutting-edge hyperspectral satellite technology.

McCombe’s prior roles included Chief Financial Officer at Maxar, where he led Maxar’s $3.5Bn merger with Digital Globe. He was also the Chief Financial Officer at Velo3D, where he led the company’s IPO transaction. In addition, he was CFO at HZO, a nano-coating supplier for the electronics industry. Before these roles, he was a Managing Director in Investment Banking at Bank of America and Morgan Stanley.

Furthermore, Pixxel’s new Chief Financial Officer has significant industry experience in the space imagery and satellite manufacturing businesses. He also has a proven track record in financial management, capital raising, M&A, investor relations and more.

Commenting on the appointment, Awais Ahmed, Founder and CEO of Pixxel, said: “We are happy to welcome William McCombe to the Pixxel spaceship! His remarkable experience and foundational understanding of space imagery and satellite manufacturing businesses will be pivotal in steering our financial direction and ensuring sustainable growth. As we navigate the next stages of our journey, we’re excited to work together towards realising our ambitious vision for the future.”

Likewise, McCombe commented, “I am very excited to join Pixxel as its Chief Financial Officer. With its state-of-the-art hyperspectral satellite constellation, Pixxel will be a game-changer, revolutionizing how we view and understand our planet.”

Check Also


UNOOSA and Exolaunch Sign Agreement to Launch CubeSats

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and Exolaunch GmbH (Exolaunch) have signed an agreement to provide free launch opportunities for Cube Satellites (CubeSats) to offer more countries access to space. The collaboration is part of UNOOSA's Access to Space for All initiative, which aims to foster capacity-building in space science and technology by providing hands-on and educational opportunities. Access to Space for All allows participants to gain invaluable knowledge and experience while supporting space activities in developing countries.