NAHCO Appoints Shobayo, Alabi to Board

By Dipo Olowookere

The duo of Mr Tajudeen Moyosola Shobayo and Engr. Solagbade Olukayode Alabi have been appointed to the board of directors of Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc.

The two are joining the board as non-executive directors with effect from January 29, 2019 to replace Mr Solomon Adeusi and Mrs Olatokunbo Fagbemi, who is now the Acting Group Managing Director/CEO of NAHCO Aviance.

A statement issued by the firm also said the board has appointed Mr Olumuyiwa Augustus Olumekun as an Executive Director with effect from February 11, 2019.

Mr Tajudeen Moyosola Shobayo is an alumnus of the University of Liverpool, UK and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He has attended several professional courses on Economics and Valuation, Opportunity / Project Management, Contract Management, Capital Budgeting, Fraud and Risk Management, Strategic Cost Leadership, Advanced Negotiations, Risk and Decision Analysis, Deal Implementation, Relationship Management, Non-operated ventures management, Health/Safety/Security/Environment and Leadership in Nigeria, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom and United States of America.

He is a results-driven, efficiency-conscious, finance cum commercial professional with extensive experience in corporate finance, decision analysis, strategy and planning, opportunity identification and maturation, negotiations and stakeholder management With demonstrated capacity to add value towards corporate objectives.

His 38 years work experience spans public and private sectors in energy (Oil and Gas), education, real estate, and agriculture at management and Board levels. Over this period, he has left footprint of sustainable value creation and has demonstrated passion for human capital development towards organisational goal attainment. He is married with children and enjoys reading and football.

On his part, Engr. Solagbade Olukayode Alabi holds a B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering and is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers with robust experience. He is an alumnus of the University of Lagos and attended various professional courses on business transformation, effective management/leadership, petroleum economics, project controls and management and project financing, amongst others, at various international institutes, including WHARTON, INSEAD and HARVARD.

He has made a lot of impact in public and private sector in energy (Oil and Gas) and education at management and Board levels. He is 66 years old with 43 years of work experience. He held, among various positions, the MD/CEO of Port Harcourt Refinery Co. Ltd in 2007 and Group General Manager at NNPC in 2009. He is presently the Chairman of Batel Litwin Global Services Ltd and XPLOIL Nigeria Ltd; and is a Non-Executive Director of AIMADEN Nigeria Ltd.

Mr Olumuyiwa Augustus Olumekun (Executive Director) is a graduate of University of Ibadan and an alumnus of the Lagos Business School, having attended the Chief Executive Program and the Advanced Management program at different times. He also attended courses in IESE Business School (Spain) and Harvard. He is a Member of the Institute of Directors.

He was Executive Director at Red Star Express (FedEx) who provided support to the C.E.O as well as directed sales, marketing, operations, strategy, business development, customer service and information technology at different times. He also served as Acting Managing Director and was a member of the board for 10 years.

In addition, he managed clients, which included major banks, FMCG’s, oil and gas, aviation, logistics and the public sector. For more than 25 years, while holding several positions, he mentored, coached and advised executives and managers as they focused on building the business and career development, while horning their leadership skills. He was also a startup staff of Red Star Express and was responsible for setting up key subsidiaries for Red Star, which included freight, logistics and support services.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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