The Board of the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL), has confirmed the appointment of Rizwan Kadri as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), with effect from 1st April, 2016.
Rizwan Kadri joined SAHCOL in December, 2015 as Chief Operating Officer (COO), but was later appointed as Acting Managing Director in January,2016, after the former Managing Director, Oluropo Owolabi was moved up to the Board.
Kadri’s performance since his stepping into the pilot seat of SAHCOL has impacted positively on the image of the company, which has therefore given the Board further confidence of confirming his appointment, now as Managing Director/CEO.
The new Managing Director/CEO of SAHCOL is a Senior Aviation Ground and Airport Operations Executive, highly experienced in Aviation Management with over 25 years of extensive international experience gained in managing airports and airside operations, especially when it concerns Passenger and Cargo terminals, Ramp, Dangerous Goods Regulation (DGR), and is a licensed Load Controller for various aircraft types and for various airlines.
Mr. Rizwan Kadri, had in the past served as the Director of Operations at the Indian Aviation Academy (IAA) in India. He also successfully headed and managed Qatar Airways as the Airport Manager in Mumbai Airport, India. He has also worked with other Airlines like Kenya Airways, Emirates Airlines and Kuwait Airways, amongst others.
Mr. Kadri, is an IATA Certified Aviation Management Professional (AvMP), and holds a Bachelor’s of Science, from the Mumbai University, India, and an Executive MBA in Aviation and Quality Systems Management, from the National Institute of Business Management, India. He has undergone many professional courses like IATA Station Management, IATA Station and Ground Handling Management, EASA Part 145, Airport Management, Ramp & Cargo Management, Emergency Response, Dangerous Goods.
He is an inspiring leader, expert communicator and motivator, who possess the ability to influence, understand and analyze the requirements and aspirations of an organisation. Highly competent, with an excellent track record in leading large teams along with well-developed management competencies, administration and external industry network with experience in detailed business review and organisation restructure.
SAHCOL is poised to become a reference point where the birth of a successful flight operations is born. Hence, with this new appointment, SAHCOL once more signals its determination to become a leader in the 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.
SAHCOL, a SIFAX Group Company, is an Aviation Ground Handling company, offering services in Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo Handling and Warehousing, Aviation security, Baggage Reconciliation, Crew Bus and Executive Lounge services and other related Ground Handling services; while ensuring that Ground Handling assignment is carried out in an efficient, speedy and safe manner, by deploying appropriate tools.