Murtala Mohammed Airport 2 (MMA2) terminal concessionaire, Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) has appointed a new chief executive officer, Captain Jari Williams.
Williams takes over from Mr Christopher Penninck, who contributed immensely to the growth of BASL into a world class organisation and MMA2’s emergence as the country’s leading airport terminal.
BASL said Williams appointment was part of the airport operator’s efforts at providing better and more efficient services and to consolidate its position as the pacesetter in the Nigerian aviation industry.
“The appointment of the new CEO comes as the management of BASL seeks to consolidate the company’s sterling achievements and reposition as a world class template, even as the federal government gears up to concession four major Nigerian airports.
“BASL plans to leverage on over 10 years’ experience as the pioneering operator of the country’s first, highly successful, build, operate and transfer (BOT) concession, as it sets the pace of new development in the industry,” BASL said in a statement signed by its spokesman, Aderemi Ladigbolu.
The company said the new CEO’s appointment also aligned with the vision of the chairman Dr Wale Babalakin, to continuously infuse cerebral thinking into the development and administration of critical infrastructure within and outside the shores of Nigeria in order to ensure the highest level of safety, efficiency and excellence in service delivery and asset management.
Captain Williams is an FAA/ICAO certified Airline Transport Pilot who has flown over 10,000 flight hours both locally and internationally in addition to various type ratings on airplanes. He has a Diploma in Civil Engineering and has attended a series of professional Aviation courses, including: airport certification and infrastructure standard, safety management system and Airport and flight operations quality and audit processes.
He brings to the table varied experience, having served in operations and management positions in various organizations, including: the National Air Border and Patrol Unit of the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs; Okada Air; Merchant Express Aviation; DAS Air Cargo; and Arik Air. He also had a brief stint with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), as PA to the Managing Director.
Source : Leadership