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AVM N. B. BALI (rtd.) Joins the Board of Asseco Software Nigeria Ltd

We are proud to announce that Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Napoleon Binkap Bali (rtd) has joined the Board of Asseco Software Nigeria Ltd (“Asseco Nigeria”).

Mr Bali gained admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy in 1983 as a member of 33 Regular Course. He was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in 1986. AVM Bali underwent his Basic Flying Course in 303 Flying Training School (FTS), Kano from 1990 to 1992 and was thereafter trained as an Instructor Pilot (IP) on jet aircraft between 1998 and 1999 in the same Institution. On completion of his IP Course in 1999, Napoleon attended Joint Air Course (JAWC) in Hyderabad, India where he graduated with an ‘Excellent Grade’. The Air Officer attended his Senior Staff Course at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC) from 2001 to 2002 and graduated with C+ grade. He was a participant of Course 19 at the National Defence College (NDC), Abuja from 2010 to 2011 where he also graduated with the prestigious C+ grade. He has a master’s degree (MSc) in Security and Strategic Studies from the University of Ibadan in 2013.

AVM Bali is an Instructor Pilot on the L39ZA aircraft and holds ratings on the Bulldog, Alpha Jet, Falcon 900, Gulfstream GV and G550 as well as the Falcon 7X aircraft which he Captained. The Air Officer has flown over 3,000 hours inclusive of instructional hours amongst several awards and appointments. Prior to his appointment as a board member of Asseco Nigeria, the senior officer served as the Chief of Policy and Plans (COPP) at the Headquarters of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) until his retirement from the NAF in November 2019 after 33 years of meritorious service to the Country.

AVM Bali's honours and decorations include FSS, MSS, DSS, psc (GAFCSC), fdc (NDC) and MONUC (UN). He also won the Best-AII-Round awards during his Ab-initio and Basic Flying Training at 301 and 303 FTS respectively. During his career, the Air Vice Marshal contributed immensely in the management of flight Operations and attainment of NAF's objectives that yielded positive results.

AVM Napoleon Bali (rtd) joins the board of Asseco Nigeria with his breadth of experience particularly to reinforce our UAV and uniformed services offering in Nigeria.

Of note, Asseco Nigeria recently delivered to the Lagos State Government an unmanned aerial system including two (2) Tiguar S-410 UAVs, spare parts a flight simulator and a range of services for cadastral ortophoto imagery of Lagos State within the frame of the Lagos e-GIS Project. Asseco has also been at the forefront of information security initiatives in West Africa, with the flagship Cyber Defense Africa PPP project in Togo.

The Asseco Nigeria Team and Asseco Group wish AVM Bali all the best of success and fulfilment in his new appointment.