The Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) has announced the appointment of Rizwan Kadri as its Chief Operating Officer (COO).
SAHCOL, in a statement on Friday by its General Manager, Corporate Communications, Basil Agboarumi, made available to our correspondent, said that, Kadri, who is a Senior Aviation Ground/Airport Operations Executive and I.A.T.A Certified Aviation Management Professional (AvMP) brings with him substantial broad-based expertise in International Aviation Ground and Airport Operations, as well as significant leadership experience.
The statement read, “Mr Rizwan Kadri, a graduate of Science from the Mumbai University, India, also holds an Executive M.B.A in Aviation and Quality Systems Management, from the National Institute of Business Management, India.
“He has attended many aviation courses, amongst which includes; IATA Station Management, IATA Station and Ground Handling Management, Airport Management, Corporate Leadership Challenge Course, Dangerous Goods Handling (DGR), Ramp Handling, Basic Cargo and Baggage Service Skills, Weight and Balance (Load Control) and many more aviation courses over the years.
With his over 25 years of extensive international experience in Aviation Management, Kadri is said to be an expert motivator who has demonstrated an excellent track record in leading large teams, with well developed management competencies.
Prior to this appointment, the new COO has 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; Traffic Officer- Kuwait Airways, Mumbai-India.
The Aviation Ground Handling company stated that, with the new appointment, SAHCOL signals its intent to become a leader in the African Ground Handling Market, while building a staff and management team with experience that spans industry circles, as a result building structure of trust and excellent service to its growing list of clientele.
After the takeover of SAHCOL by the Sifax Group in December 2009, business modules has been developed, which has ushered into the performance of the company efficient and speedy service delivery, while also investing in personnel development, state-of-the-art equipment, fleet replacement and massive infrastructural development.
SAHCOL 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.