NAHCo PLC Names Olatokunbo Fagbemi New Group Managing Director/ CEO

* NAHCo's new GMD/CEO,Mrs-Olatokunbo-Fagbemi-



…Unveils New Group Structure

Nigerian   Aviation   Handling   Company PLC (NAHCo Aviance) has appointed Mrs. Olatokunbo Adenike Fagbemi as its new   Group   Managing   Director/Chief   Executive   Officer

An online statement signed by the Manager, Communications & Corporate Services; Mr. Tayo Ajakaye explained that her appointment followed the adoption of a new group structure by the Board of Directors.

The statement added that her   appointment   was   announced   in   a   notice   to   the   Nigerian   Stock Exchange (NSE) by the Board of Directors of the company.

Mrs.   Fagbemi   took   over   effective   December   20,   2018,   following   the resignation of Mr Idris Yakubu the erstwhile Managing Director.

According to the statement Fagbemi’s appointment is to drive the new group structure announced by the company, adding that all NAHCo’s  subsidiary companies, including NAHCo Free Zone (NFZ), NAHCo Energy and Power (EPI) and Mainland Cargo Options Limited (MCO), will report directly to the GMD/CEO.

Fagbemi, a   thoroughbred   Aviation   Management   Professional   and   a management turnaround expert with  IATA,  ACI and ICAO Certifications will bring on board her wealth of experience in championing the agreed strategic   transformation   plan   of   NAHCo   following   a   Board   and Management Retreat with inputs from KMPG.

She   will   implement   the   new   strategic plan, operationalise   a   seamless and harmonised group structure which will transform NAHCO into one of the   best   companies   in   the   world.

The   new   GMD   will   focus   on improving customer   experience,   drive   stakeholder   value, enhance shareholders’ investment in the Company,  integrate and closely monitoring   of   the activities   of   the subsidiaries   to   create   synergies   and better returns on capital.

Fagbemi, would, in   the   immediate, have   the   task of repositioning   the company,   maintaining industrial   harmony, energising the   staff   and improving stakeholder relationships and values.

She is also expected to coordinate and drive the new audacious, bold and challenging initiatives that will establish NAHCo PLC as the leading ground handling   company   in   West   and   Central   Africa   in   the   shortest   possible time.

The   new NAHCo   GMD/CEO is an   Airports   Council   International   (ACI)   and International   Civil   Aviation   Organization   (ICAO)   certified   International   Airport Professional (IAP) and  an IATA – certified Leasing Professional with expertise in Infrastructure Provision and Public Private Partnerships .

She   is   one   of   the   few   African   women   to   have   achieved   the   highly   rigorous standards for   expertise   in   the field   of   airport   management   including   aviation ground handling and facilitation.

In addition to the IAP Certification, 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.

She also   attended Maryhill   Convent   School   Ibadan,   Queens   School Ibadan, International   School   Ibadan, Harvard   University   USA   and   Cranfield University, UK.

Fagbemi holds   Certificates   in   Air   Transport   Management,   Airport   Commercial Revenue   Development,   from   the   Cranfield   University,   UK.

She is   a   holder of Certificate in Leaders in Development Infrastructure in an Emerging Economy from Kennedy School of Government (KSG), Harvard University.

She has facilitated several training programmes for Airport Council International (ACI),   several   airlines,   ground   handling   companies   and   the   Nigerian   Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) etc. An alumnus  of  the   Lagos   Business   School,   Fagbemi   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, Hartsfield Jackson Airport, Atlanta and Dallas Fort Worth Airport amongst others.

She has hands-on Consulting, Business Advisory and Financing expertise having worked   with   several ground   handling   companies,   Civil   Aviation   Authority   inNigeria, 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.

Before her appointment as GMD NAHCO, she has hands on consulting, Business Advisory and Financing expertise, having worked with several ground handling companies,   Civil   Aviation   Authority   in   Nigeria,   Gambia   and   Sierra   Leone.

Fagbemi has attended several International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), International   Air   Transportation   Association   (IATA)   Ground   Handling   Council (IGHC), Airports Council International (ACI) courses and seminars. She served as an Executive Director with Spring Fountain Infrastructure Limited and the Managing Director of the African Aircraft Leasing Company (AALC).

Fagbemi is married with three children.

Her hobbies include reading, aerobic and travelling


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