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Africa: Nigerian Ground Handling Firm, SAHCO Appoints Director Of Finance & Admin And General Manager, Cargo Services

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The Board of the Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC, has confirmed the appointment of Adegbesan Abiodun as Executive Director of Finance and Administration.

According to a press release by the firm, Adegbesan Abiodun Olugbenga is a highly accomplished seasoned professional in the realms of Accounting and Finance, boasting a wealth of qualifications and a career spanning over thirty years. The foundation for his career commenced with a BSc (Hons) in Accounting from the University of Ilorin in 1989, followed by an MBA in Finance from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in 2008.

Additionally, his fellowship statuses in prestigious professional bodies such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCIT), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Diplomacy and Management (CIPDM) alongside certifications as a Chartered Certified Forensic Investigator (CCPI) and Chartered Certified Forensic Accountant (CCrFA), attest to his commitment to continuous learning and development.

Throughout his career, Adegbesan has held pivotal roles, notably at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria in the Directorate of Finance and Accounts where he served as General Manager of Credit Control and General Manager of Budget. In addition, he handled a lot of assignments in resolving Inter-Agency issues and Revenue improvement and cost effectiveness.

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These positions demanded exceptional proficiency in financial management, strategic planning, and organizational leadership. His adeptness in navigating both public and private sectors, demonstrated by his earlier role with the Great Commission Movement of Nigeria as a Management Accountant, underscores his role versatile capabilities.

Adegbesan’s professional acumen is complemented by his interpersonal finesse, evident in his adeptness at fostering relationships with stakeholders and his aptitude for problem solving and process improvement.

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By this appointment, Adegbesan is to oversee both the Finance department and Admin department of Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC.

Similarly, Donald Adekunle has been appointed as the General Manager, Cargo Services, having served with Emirates Airlines for 17 years as Cargo Manager, Nigeria.

He is a graduate of the University of Agriculture, Markurdi with a degree in Food Technology and Masters degree in Business Administration and Human Resources from the University of Ado Ekiti.

With a strong leadership skills and ability to manage teams for result stems from his educational background. Along with specialized training programs like Project Management from Regenesys Business School (South Africa) (2022), a PG Diploma in Supply Chain Management from Westford University College, Dubai (2020), and a Senior Management Program (SMP17) at the Lagos Business School, Lagos.

Donald has an outstanding career spanning more than 26 years in the air freight and logistics space. He is widely regarded as a model professional in this area due to his unwavering commitment to the intricacies of managerial oversight, strategic planning, and general cargo operations. By this appointment, he is responsible for spearheading the advancement of airfreight within the Import and Export cargo operations at SAHCO.

SAHCO 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.

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