THE BOARD & EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM
… last mile in safety and ease
ALHAJI TUKUR MOHAMMED
(CHAIRMAN BOARD OF DIRECTORS)
Alhaji Tukur Mohammed was appointed the Managing Director, K-Impex Airline Ltd on March 1, 2021. He has over 25 years of aviation experience beginning his career at Chanchangi Airlines.He was born 1st January 1957 at Bakori District Local Government former Kaduna State now Katsina State. He is a graduate of the prestigious ABU Zaria, where he also obtained his MSC and he was recently awarded an honorary doctor of leters in philosophy. He was the immediate past Managing Director of Afrijet Airlines.
He joined Afrijet Airlines in 2008 as an Executor Director, Corporate Affairs and became the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer in 2014.Alhaji Tukur worked in Chanchangi Airlines where he was among the pioneer staff and was the Operations coordinator, Chanchangi Airlines from 1997 to 2008.Before his time at Chanchangi Airlines, he was the country representative of Kabo Airlines Nigeria Ltd in Saudi Arabia 1987 – 1996.After his time at Chanchnagi Airlines, Alhaji Tukur Mohammed aided in the establishment of Rahmaniya Airlines Ltd, the formation of Afrijet, the establishment of Royal Crystal Airways.Alhaji Tukur Mohammed sits on the board of several companies relating to air passenger services, cargos services as well the aviation servicing industry such as Hudson Bay Airlines, Ach Global Services and Suzi Tuku Travels Ltd.As an industry player, he was elected Assistant Secretary Airline Operators of Nigeria, (AON) in 2000, a position he held until recently. He is also the chairman Aviation Review Ltd. He is also the board chairman, Presidential Diary Magazine. Alhaji Tukur was the former chairman, Elite Aviation Ltd.He is the Makama Katsina Hakimin Bakori of Walin Bakori, Kastina State, the District Head of Walin Bakori, Alhaji Sule Idris appointed and turbaned him.
ENGR. OZIGI ABEL PhD
Engr. Ozigi has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering Complexes & Systems and a Master’s degree in Electrical Systems and Networks Engineering. He had a transitory governmental time as the project liaison and management advisor to the Kogi State Governor for about 3 years. In this capacity, he was a member of the State’s economic team and also initiated an internal revenue drive via active collaboration and interface with solid mineral exploring companies, MIREMCO and the State’s board of internal revenue.
He was the National Vice President (North Central Region) of the Automotive Skill Sector Council of Nigeria under the NADDC.
Aside his directorial roles in in Motorhaul Engineering Services Limited and at TechProAz Global Limited, Engr. Ozigi’s penchant for hardwork started during his time working for Voest Applied Technical Services, Warri Delta State; being his placement for the mandatory NYSC in 1998, he gained valuable hands-on experience supporting team of Electrical Engineers.
He afterwards worked at TSKJ/ NLNG Gas Turbine Project Bonny Island as a Contract Engineer, where he was responsible among other things for thermodynamic modeling and experimental characterization of multi-component bulk amorphous alloy forming systems and the development of improved electrical contacts to multi-elemental semiconductors by correlating interfacial chemical reactions with electrical properties.
He also engaged in turbine and digital head remote production monitoring and the deployment of SCADA for remote sensing and monitoring of the Electrical inter face in substations and platforms.
Some of his most consummate works was at Renacs Engineering Limited where he worked as the Project Coordinator, managing multiple projects under the NIPP scheme including the EPC project of 132/33kv / 60mva substation in Nsukka with all associated accessories, the design & implementation of the 33kv/0.415v/ 2.5mva substation as well as being the project consultant to Colenco and Lahmayar /Otis on Gembu power project and design.
Between 1999-2000, he was the Assistant General Manager, Project Implementations for Mono Tech Input Ltd where he coordinated 18 sites of 33Kv and 11kv projects for the Ministry of Power and Steel, in several locations across Northern Nigeria.
Engr. Abel became the Project Director at Egypro Telecommunications projects in 2003 to 2005 where he was burdened with the management of telecommunication cell sites construction and managing RF designs and planning. As an on-site project engineer he offered many training modules on microwaves, antennas and electro-magnetics to technicians, he also designed and developed MM codes for EM shielding problems at extra low frequencies. His Professional membership includes Member Nigerian Society of Engineer, Registered Engineer Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, National Institute of Power Engineers (N.I.P.E), Member New York Academy of Science and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Engr. Ozigi is an accomplished publisher with over 50 journal articles, sponsored research and conferences papers delivered.
His managerial perspicuity range from strong interpersonal and communication skills to the ability to work within complex situations and systems. He is also a critical thinker with a high hankering for team work. He conveys all these years of productivity and proficiency on large scale projects to his roles as the CEO.
CAPTAIN TAIWO OLUYEMISI FATUNGASE
Captain Taiwo Oluyemisi Fatungase brings to the board his 38 years in the aviation sector and over 11,000 hours flight time experience as a pilot to K-Impex Airlines Ltd.A pilot of proven competence as a professional with several commercial and private plane-type certifcates and qualifications. These include the United Kingdom private Pilot License (UKPPL), the American Federal Aviation Administration, the Airline Transport Pilot License (F.A.A. ATP), Nigerian Airlines Transport Pilot License (F.C.A.A. ATPL) and Flight Engineer Turbo Jet (F/E. TURBO JET) certifications. The aviation schools he studied were in Oxford Air Training School Crawley – England, the Sierra Academy of Aeronautics Okland California – USA, the Rogers Aviation International Flight School Cranfield – England.
He started work flying for the Libya Arab Airline before returning to the country and joining the Nigeria aviation industry. Successively, his experience spans the following; Nigeria Airways – Second officer /First officer (R27 B737 EA 310); DAT Corporation, Paris, France – Senior First officer (European Airbus 310); Nigeria Airways – Captain (Boeing 737); Okada Airlines – Base Training captain (Simulator Instructor and Line Capital – B.A.C 1-11); Oriental Airlines Ltd, Nigeria – Acting Chief Pilot Simulator (Instructor and Line captain B.A.C 1-11); Federal Ministry of Aviation, Nigeria – Flight inspector; E.A.S Airlines Ltd, Lagos – Chief training captain; Chanchangi Airlines Ltd; Capital Airlines – Acting Head of Marketing and Air Meridian Limited – Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer. He briefly stepped out of retirement to work for Arik Air Ltd because of his love for the industry and the desire to keep himself abreast of current happenings in the aviation industry.
His aircraft experience with hours and types are a total of 11,920 hours flight time which include Boeing 727 NG (220 hours flown as captain), Boeing 737–200 (3,600 hours flown as captain), B.A.C 1-11 (4,000 hours flown as captain), European Airbus 310 (3,600 hours flown as co-pilot), Fokker 27 (5,000 hours flown as co-pilot) and Boeing 727 flight engineer.At different points in his distinguished career, Caption Taiwo Oluyemisi Fatungase has been saddled with different managerial responsibilities apart from his flight duties bothering on Aviation Human Resources, Training and Corporate Planning, Aircraft Logistic Planning, Route Scheduling and Fuel Management.
His experience and proficiency led to his appointment as flight inspector and examiner (Air Transport Category, NCAA) for the DSRAM department by the Honorable Minister of Aviation. Captain Taiwo has been honored with a certificate of excellence and merit awards as the pilot of the year 1999 by E.A.S. Airline Ltd. He has authored 4 books including Excerpts from the Sky, a best seller. All his books are available on www.amazon.co.uk.
(Executive Director, Business Development and Strategy & Chief Commercial Officer)
Ikeh Titus Adakole is currently the Executive Director, Business Development and Strategy and also the Chief Commercial Officer at K-Impex Airline Ltd. He interfaces between the MD and the General Manager in charge of Strategic Planning & Revenue Optimization.
Titus consults for TechProAz Ltd as the Technical & Policy Specialist on TechProAz’s consultancy engagement on Economic and Technical Advisory Services to the Bauchi State Government on Sustainable Economic Growth and Recovery Plan Post COVID 19.
Between Jan 2016 to Feb 2020, he was the Deputy Team Lead & Chief Technical Officer and eventually the Lead Consultant, New Direction Blueprint Team, a consortium of two firms, Urges Continuum Ltd and Legal Options & Co. The team was saddled with the responsibility of producing the Policy and Governance Blueprint for Kogi State. They were retained to aid the Blueprint’s implementation and its ensuing M&E framework.
He was the partner responsible for Governance Policies, Research and Analysis (GPRA) at Urges Continuum Ltd an Enterprise Management Consulting firm based in Abuja. In this capacity at the firm, he had coordinated and deployed the firm’s methodology on different projects, which had helped to generate sustainable change to clients.
Titus was formerly in the Financial Advisory and Business Incubation team at the firm. In 2015, he served as the Managing Director of the NIBI Incubation Foundation where he undertook the commercial and technical appraisal of business ideas, assessing their start-up funding needs with a view to formulating and implementing strategies for growth and competitiveness. He also brings a wealth of commercial acumen and extensive experience in raising finance to this role as an Innovation Advisor in NIBI Incubation Foundation.
Previously, he has had experience with an indigenous OEM & Information Technology company as well as an NGO across three departments.
He was also a commercial banker for about 5 years. A first-class graduate of Management Technology (Accounting) and school valedictorian. In addition to his professional certification and post graduate degree.
A thoroughbred professional, resourceful and hardworking individual with an eye for detail and impeccable communication and relationship management skills,
Ikeh Titus is passionate about creating a challenging and dynamic environment that emphasizes teamwork, maximizes potentials, offers opportunity for career development and commensurate reward for proven productive capabilities.
(Executive Director, Project Management and Chief Operating Officer)
Ozigi David is a dynamic and result driven project management professional with extensive experience providing portfolio management services to multiple projects spanning a broad range of industries. He obtained his MBA from the University of Leicester and he is also a business information technology specialist having obtained his first degree from university of Greenwich.
In his key responsibilities, he has tracked project as part of his duties to ensure project progress and the timely completion of milestones within budget. He had also developed and rolled out project reporting mechanism which clearly provided stakeholders with visibility of key metrics and progress made by each project per workstream. A pragmatic individual and an outstanding team player capable of supporting programme and project managers on multiple delivery streams to deliver transformation programmes, he is a certified Agile PM (APM) and PRINCE2 Practitioner whose area of expertise includes MI reporting, RAID management, change management, business case and PID development, process definition and improvement, quality assurance and action logging.
Between 2019 to 2020 he worked as a global PMO Manager for HSBC in the UK where he was directly engaged in its global ITID transformation programme to improve productivity and operational efficiency through implementation and deployment of SAP S/4HANA, VDI, data centre infrastructure, MAC devices/macOS, Window 10 (CWX), Automation of 56 processes and migration from multi-vendor telecoms suppliers to dual BT/Orange suppliers using agile and waterfall methodologies. Additional achievements due to his action includes the recovered £25M from CTB for resource efforts inappropriately charged to RTB after investigations and analysis, the delivered 5000 sites across Ministry of Justice estates, prisons, HMCTS and probation centers within a budget of £120M between 2016 to 2019 when he worked at the Ministry of Justice.
David has held the following position covering over 15 years, Delivery Manager (Business Change) – TalkTalk Plc 2014 to 2016; PMO Analyst on Exchange Migration at British Petroleum/EMC2 where he monitored and scheduled the migration from exchange 2003 to exchange 2010 for mailbox users across British Petroleum (BP) as well as the deployment of server upgrades globally; Senior PMO Lead at OFGEM 2013 to 2014; Analyst at Centrica Energy; PMO Analyst at the Office of Fair Trading; Programme Management Office Coordinator – Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Project Support Officer – Nomura Bank, London 2008 – 2010.
With excellent interpersonal skill and the ability to communicate at all levels, David has the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and deliver quality outcomes.
ALHAJI AMINU SULE AKEDE
Alh. Aminu Sule Akede has had over 25 years experience in the Nigerian aviation industry. He brings to the board his robust working understanding of airlines operations management having held positions in 4 different Airlines. Alh. Aminu’s started his work life from the defunct Nigerian Airways as a Crew Scheduling Officer, over the years he grew to the position of General Manager in Royal Crystal Airlines Ltd.
He his presently a General manager with K-Impex Airline Ltd.From Crew Scheduling Officer in Nigerian Airway, he became a Documentation and OPS officer with Chanchangi Airlines Ltd. His 10 years experience in Chanchangi saw him hold positions such as Head of Account/Ticketing, Administrative Manager, Assistant General Manager, Administration & Procurement. He later joined Afrijet Airlines as Head of Administration and Human Resources.Outside of the aviation industry, he headed the administration and logistics department – Presidential Dairy Magazine.
16 He also held the position of senior legislative aide on special duty and protocol to the Deputy speaker, Federal House of Representative. Mr. Aminu was conferred with a masters degree in Transport Management at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho in 2019, He is an alumni of Lagos state University. Alh. Aminu industial training includes Nigeria Airways training school – Ticketing and Passengers Service course and also the Dangerous Goods Training course.
In Afrijet Airlines Training School – he was certified with Safety Management System Courses (SMS), Airlines Operations Induction and Orientation Programme course and Radial Consul Learning and Development Programme (RLDP) course, a course on systems and process improvement for team building, customer service, relationship management and effective communication skills.