Announcements of two new appointments from Kleos Space S.A. (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1), a space-powered Radio Frequency Reconnaissance data-as-a-service (DaaS) company, will help to broaden its head office financial and research operations in Luxembourg.
Dara Nikolova has been appointed as Finance and Operations Manager. Dara brings extensive finance and operational insights to profitably grow the Kleos Space business and she is a seasoned corporate finance and strategy professional, angel investor and mentor to technology and social impact start-ups.
She has helped companies define and implement growth strategies and access new business opportunities in various roles at Morgan Stanley, Hamilton Lane Advisors, Microsoft, Google and, until recently, world’s leading satellite operator SES.
Maris Jukss has been appointed as Backend Developer and Programmer with the mission to increase the efficiency and security of the Kleos technology delivering near-real-time global observation data.
Maris has a Ph.D. in Computer science and joins Kleos Space from the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust of University of Luxembourg where he was a research associate and worked in the Software Verification and Validation group, SVV Lab.
Maris has over six years industry experience prior to his graduate studies at McGill University. Prior to joining Kleos Space,
Andy Bowyer, CEO of Kleos Space stated, “As we approach the launch of the Kleos’ Scouting Mission1 in Q4 2019, Kleos Space has strengthened its teams in order to streamline operations and further increase technology efficiency and security. Kleos Space continues its commitment to provide first-class service and opportunities to service our clients and local and international investors.”
1 The multi-satellite Scouting Mission system will form the foundation of a constellation that delivers a global picture of hidden maritime activity, enhancing the intelligence capability of government and commercial entities when AIS (Automatic Identification System) is defeated, imagery is unclear, or targets are out of patrol range. The first scouting mission is made up of 4x nano-satellites built by GomSpace in Denmark.