Monday , 15 August 2022
Newly acquired Ground Support Equipment by NAHCO Plc

NAHCO gets new equipment as Gupta takes over from Fagbemi as GMD/CEO

NIGERIAN Aviation Handling Company Plc, (NAHCO) has taken delivery of seven units of Goldhofer, Sherpa Tractors, noted for its rigidity, and stability adding to its Ground Support Equipment in a bid to further boost service delivery.

The German made equipment comes in 6 tons capacity and is built with  new generation engine and transmission, designed for all weather and climate.

This acquisition is coming as the company’s Board approved the appointment of Mr Indranil Gupta as the new Group Managing Director/CEO, effective December 7, 2021 taking over from the incumbent GMD/CEO, Mrs. Olatokunbo Adenike Fagbemi who will be retiring.
Retiring GMD/ CEOMrs. Olatokunbo Adenike Fagbemi

A statement issued by Head, Corporate Communications, Samuel Akinrinmade reads that Mrs. Fagbemi was appointed the first female Group Managing Director in December 2018 and superintended the new group structure of the Company.

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Mrs. Fagbemi kept the Company afloat, added value to shareholders funds, and looking at ending the current financial year on a high as the Nine- month financials show an appreciable increase in revenue compared to previous years.

The out-going GMD, contributed greatly to repositioning the Company by clearing outstanding financial commitments to stakeholders and partners, as well as authorities. She also initiated and made some structural changes as well as projecting the Company for growth.

Mr Indranil Gupta, the new Group Managing Director/CEO,

And to ensure a smooth transition, Mrs. Fagbemi will continue to function as the GMD/CEO until the effective date of her retirement – December 19, 2021. In view of this, the GMD/CEO designate, Mr. Gupta will assume office a day after- December 20, 2021.

Mr. Indranil Gupta is an Indian national, with about 26 years’ experience in managing various aviation businesses in India, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa. He worked at Delhi/Mumbai/Kolkata/Bangalore International Airports as Airport Manager & Senior

Mr Indranil Gupta, the new Group Managing Director/CEO,

Airport Manager till 2007 and subsequently at Bangalore International Airport as General Manager  – Head of Operations till 2016.

He also worked as the Vice President-Airport Operations & Project Delivery at GVK Airports 360 Indonesia till 2017, Managing Director GSEZ-Airports and Director-General – AEROPORT De Libreville, Gabon till 2020.

Mr Gupta holds a BSc and an MBA degree (Marketing & Foreign Trade).

His strengths include leveraging the potential of balance sheet profit even in the COVID affected year, organization structuring to accommodate expansion, strong brand presence and motivating promoters. His main targets are top line enhancement by way of integration and expansion, building an efficient organization, increasing shareholder’s value, and increasing share price. He is happily married with grown-up children.

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