NAHCO Appoints Fagbemi as Acting GMD

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Mrs Olatokunbo Adenike Fagbemi has been appointed as the Group Managing Director of Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NACHO Aviance).

Mrs Fagbemi was picked for the position by the board of directors of NAHCO Plc, with the appointment effective from December 20, 2018.

She replaces Mr Idris Yakubu, who resigned from the company with effect from December 20, 2018. 

Before her appointment, she was a non-executive director of the company.

Mrs Fagbemi is an Airports Council International (ACI) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) certified International Airport Professional (IAP).

She is one of the few African women to have achieved the highly rigorous standards for expertise in the field of airport management.

In addition to the IAP Certification, Mrs Fagbemi holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from IESE (Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa) University of Nevara, Spain. 

She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Ibadan.

Mrs Fagbemi also attended Maryhill Convent School Ibadan, Queens School Ibadan, Harvard University USA and Cranfield University UK.

She holds Certificates in Air Transport Management, Airport Commercial Revenue Development, from the Cranfield University, UK. She holds a Certificate in Leaders in Development from Kennedy School of Government (KSG), Harvard University. She also holds a Certificate in Infrastructure in a Market Economy from KSG, Harvard University. She is an IATA certified Leasing Professional, an expert in Infrastructure Provision and Public Private Partnerships. She has facilitated several training programmes for Airport Council International (ACI), several Airlines, Ground Handling Companies and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). 

Mrs Fagbemi is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School and has had the privilege of working and training in various aspects of Airport Management, Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling and Cargo Handling at; Dubai International Airport, Changi Airport Singapore, Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja and Dallas Fort Worth Airport amongst others.

The new GMD of NAHCO also has hands-on Consulting, Business Advisory and Financing expertise haven worked with several Ground Handling companies, Civil Aviation Authority in Nigeria, Gambia and Sierra Leone.

She has attended several International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Air Transport Association (IATA), IATA Ground Handling Council (IGHC), Airports Council International (ACI) courses and seminars.

She is an Executive Director in Springfountain Infrastructure Limited and the Managing Director of the African Aircraft Leasing Company (AALC).

In a related development, NAHCOM has announced the resignation of Ms Hadiza Aliko Mohammed from the board as Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from December 14, 2018.

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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