THE BOARD & EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM

… last mile in safety and ease

ALHAJI TUKUR MOHAMMED

(CHAIRMAN BOARD OF DIRECTORS)

Alhaji Tukur Mohammed, born January 1, 1957 at Bakori District, Katsina State, was appointed the Managing Director, K-Impex Airline Ltd on March 1, 2021. With over 25 years of aviation experience, he began his career with Chanchangi Airlines and is the immediate past Managing Director of Afrijet Airlines. He is a graduate of the prestigious ABU Zaria (Ahmadu Bello University), where he also obtained his MSC and was recently awarded an honorary doctor of letters in philosophy. He was a pioneer staff of Chanchangi Airlines where he occupied the position of operations Co-ordinator between 1997 and 2008. Before his time at Chanchangi Airlines, he was the country representative of Kabo Airlines Nigeria Ltd. in Saudi Arabia (1987 – 1996). Alhaji Tukur Mohammed was instrumental in the setting up of the following organisations:

  1. Afrijet Airlines
  2. Rahmaniya Airlines Ltd
  3. Royal Crystal Airways.

He sits on the board of several companies in air passenger and cargo services, as well the aviation servicing industry, viz,

  1. Hudson Bay Airlines
  2. Ach Global Services and
  3. Suzi Tuku Travels Ltd.

In the year 2000, he was elected Assistant Secretary Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), a position he held until recently. He was the former chairman, Elite Aviation Ltd and is presently the chairman Aviation Review Ltd and Presidential Diary Magazine. Alhaji Tukur is the Makama Katsina, the Hakimin Bakori of Walin Bakori, Katsina State and the District Head of Walin Bakori, having been appointed and turbaned by Alhaji Sule Idris.

ENGR. OZIGI ABEL PhD

(MD/CEO)

Engr. Ozigi Abel (Ph.D.) has a background in Engineering. He had a transitory governmental time as a project liaison and management advisor to a state government. He is also a business man who has chaired many committees and developmental projects and is a member of the boards of many organizations.

His professional membership includes:

  1. Nigerian Society of Engineers
  2. Registered Engineer Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
  3. National Institute of Power Engineers (N.I.P.E)
  4. New York Academy of Science and
  5. 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 ranges from strong interpersonal and communication skills to the ability to work within complex systems.

He is also a critical thinker with a high hankering for team work. He conveys and will bring to fore all these years of productivity and proficiency on large scale projects to his roles as the CEO.

CAPTAIN TAIWO OLUYEMISI FATUNGASE

(Director)

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.

IKEH TITUS

(Executive Director, Business Development and Strategy & Chief Commercial Officer)

Ikeh Titus is a first-class graduate of Management Technology (Accounting) and 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 Tech Pro Az Ltd. as the Technical & Policy Specialist on Tech Pro Az’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 and 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 (an Enterprise Management Consulting firm based in Abuja) 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.

At Urges Continuum Ltd, he was the partner responsible for Governance Policies, Research and Analysis (GPRA). In this capacity, he had coordinated and deployed the firm’s methodology on different projects, which had helped to generate sustainable change to clients. He was also 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 5-year banking experience and a wealth of commercial acumen and extensive experience in raising finance.

Ikeh Titus is a resourceful, hardworking and consummate professional with an eye for detail and impeccable communication and relationship management skills. He 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.

OZIGI DAVID

(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 with a first degree from the University of Greenwich.

His key responsibilities include tracking projects to ensure progress and timely completion of milestones within budget. To his credit, he has developed and rolled out project reporting mechanism which clearly provided stakeholders with visibility of key metrics and progress made by each project per work stream. A pragmatic individual and an outstanding team player capable of supportting programmes 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:

  1. MI Reporting
  2. RAID Management
  3. Change Management
  4. Business Case & PID Development
  5. Process Definition & improvement
  6. Quality Assurance & 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.

David possesses excellent interpersonal communication skills and has the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and deliver quality outcomes. His work history spans more than 15 years in several organisations in the United

Kingdom, where he has held managerial and team lead positions, viz: TalkTalk Plc, British Petroleum, OFGEM, Centrica Energy, Office of Fair Trading, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nomura Bank, London.

ALHAJI AMINU SULE AKEDE

(Director)

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 is presently a General manager with K-Impex Airline Ltd; his work life started with the defunct Nigerian Airways as a Crew Scheduling Officer. Over the years, he rose in the aviation industry to become General Manager in Royal Crystal Airlines Ltd.

He had a 10-year stint at Chanchangi Airline where he held the positions of:

  1. Documenting and OPS Officer
  2. Administration & Procurement Officer Procurement
  3. Head of Account/Ticketing
  4. Administrative Manager
  5. Assistant General Manager
  6. Head ofAdministration and Human Resources (Afrijet Airlines, post-Chanchangi).

Alhaji Akede is an alumnus of the Lagos State University; in 2019, he bagged a master’s degree in Transport Management from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho. He is a trained Ticketing & Passengers’ Service officer and also a Dangerous Goods Expert.

He is certified by the Afrijet Airlines Training School in Safety Management System (SMS) and has attended Airlines Operations courses and capacity building sessions centered on systems and process improvement for team building, customer service, relationship management and effective communication skills.