Basil Agboarumi, new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Skyway Aviation Handling Company Ltd, (SAHCOL) has been inducted into the Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria.
The SAHCOL boss was inducted in the presence of Directors from various sectors of the economy at a remarkable event which took place at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Present at the event was Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe, who presented the keynote paper of the day with the title ‘Our Stochastic World: Measurable Innovations in Nigeria’s Development’.
In his paper, inductees were reminded of the importance of adhering to the principles of Corporate Governance, for effective and successful running of organisations.
Ibidapo-Obe further emphasized that the success of companies and organisations depends on the performance and competence of directors, their integrity, fairness and vision as well as the ability to balance the interest of all stakeholders in the society.
As a result, the new inductees were requested to be good ambassadors of the Institute, which have a core focus of institutionalizing good business practices in Nigeria.
Before his confirmation as the Managing Director/CEO of the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Ltd in September 2018, Basil Agboarumi started acting in the capacity of the position in December 2017 .
He joined the Skypower Aviation Handling Company Limited in 2000 when it was a subsidiary of the Nigeria Airways Limited, as the Pioneer staff/Head of the Public Affairs Unit.
After the privatization and subsequent takeover of Skypower Aviation Handling Company Limited by the SIFAX Group in 2009, he was appointed the Head of Corporate Communications, with a mandate to spearhead the re-branding of the new company (Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited).
He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (FNIPR) and an Associate Member of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (arpa). An Aluminous of the School of Media and Communications of the Pan-Atlantic University. He was one of the Nigerian delegates to the 2014, 2015 and 2016 World public Relations Forums, in Madrid – Spain, Nairobi – Kenya, and Toronto – Canada, respectively.
Basil is also the recipient of a Special Recognition Award by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), for his “distinct industry and outstanding contributions impacting positively on Nigeria’s Reputation”, is result-oriented, a good team player, motivator, with excellent people’s skill who has a successful track record in Leadership, Public Relations/ Communications.
He was the General Manager, Corporate Communications before he rose to become the Acting Managing Director and finally the Managing Director/ CEO due to his impressive performance at the helms of affair of the company as an Acting Managing Director.
The Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited is a SIFAX Group IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certified Aviation Ground Handling Company, providing services in Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo Handling/Warehousing, Training Services, Aviation Security, Baggage reconciliation, Hospitality/Lounge services, and other related Ground Handling Services, in all the commercially operated airports across Nigeria.
By Patrick Aigbokhan