The Board of the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL), has confirmed the appointment of Rizwan Kadri as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (COO), 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 January2016, after the former Managing Director, Oluropo Owolabi was moved to the Board.
The performance of Rizwan Kadri 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 Bachelors 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.
With this new appointment of an inspiring leader, SAHCOL 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.