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New SAHCOL Chief Executive, Rizwan Kadri

SAHCOL Board appoint Kadri to succeed Owolabi

The Board of the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited, SAHCOL, has named recently appointed Chief Operating Officer(COO),  Mr. Rizwan Kadri as the new Acting Managing Director/COO of the company with effect from January 4, 2016.

Rizwan Kadri takes over from Dr. Oluropo Owolabi, who shall now move to the Board as a Director, where he’s expected to further contribute his experience in moving SAHCOL forward.

New SAHCOL Chief Executive, Rizwan Kadri
New SAHCOL Chief Executive, Rizwan Kadri

Until this new appointment, Rizwan Kadri was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited.

Mr. Kadri, a Senior Aviation Ground/Airport Operations Executive and International Air Transport Association (IATA) Certified Aviation Management Professional (AvMP), brings with him substantial expertise in International Aviation Ground and Airport Operations, as well as significant leadership experience.

He is a graduate of Science from the Mumbai University, India, and also holds an Executive M.B.A in Aviation and Quality Systems Management, from the National Institute of Business Management, India.

Rizwan Kadri has attended many aviation courses, amongst which includes; IATA Station and Ground Handling Management, Airport Management, Corporate Leadership Challenge, Dangerous Goods Handling (DGR), Ramp Handling, Basic Cargo and Baggage Service Skills, Weight and Balance (Load Control) and many more aviation related trainings.

With over 25 years of extensive international experience in Aviation Management, Rizwan is an expert motivator who has demonstrated an excellent track record in leading large teams, with well-developed management competencies.

Prior to his joining the team of the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited, Mr. Rizwan Kadri worked as a Freelance Aviation Consultant and IATA Certified Aviation Management Professional; Director of Operations and Accountable Manager-IAA Flying Academy; Director of Operations – Indian Aviation Academy; Airport Manager-Qatar Airways, Mumbai Airport; Station Manager-Kenya Airways, Mumbai Airport; Standard and Procedures Officer – Emirates Airlines, Dubai-UAE and Traffic Officer- Kuwait Airways, Mumbai-India.

With this new appointment, SAHCOL once more signals its determination to become a leader in the West African Aviation Ground Handling Market, while building a staff and management team with expertise that spans industry circles, as a result building structure of trust and excellent service to its growing list of clientele.

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