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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.”

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