AfBAA Selects Nick Fadugba As Its New Chairman
The African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) has announced the appointment of Mr. Nick Fadugba who also serves as Chief Executive for African Aviation Services Limited, as Chairman. He was appointed by AfBAA’s Board of Directors during the recent European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, and replaces Mr. Tarek Ragheb, the Founding Chairman of AfBAA.
Mr. Fadugba established African Aviation Services, in 1990, with the motivation of promoting aviation development in Africa. He is widely recognized as an authority on the African aviation industry. He is a former elected Secretary General of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), is the Advisor to the Association of African Aviation Training Organisations (AATO) and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), UK. Over the years, Mr Fadugba has provided a wide-range of consultancy and advisory services to international and African aviation organizations and governments.
Mr Rady Fahmy, Executive Director of AfBAA said, “We are delighted with the appointment of Mr Fadugba as the new Chairman of AfBAA. The new Chairman is tasked with setting the vision, future direction and strategic agenda for AfBAA.”
Mr. Fadugba stated, “My immediate goals are to build on the reputation of AfBAA, make it more relevant to its membership and ensure its financial sustainability. In this regard, I am pleased to confirm that AfBAA will now embrace both the business and general aviation industry throughout Africa, giving it a much wider and deeper footprint on the African continent.”
AfBAA’s main event this year is the African Business & General Aviation Symposium in Nairobi from November 21 to 23, 2018, which will be its first major international event in Kenya. The event will be attended by both jet and turboprop aircraft operators from throughout the region and further afield and will be attended by numerous African Civil Aviation Authorities and international organizations. AfBAA’s second AfBAC Expo is set to launch 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
About AfBAA: The African Business Aviation Association was launched in May 2012 to represent the interests of the Africa’s aircraft owners, operators, and suppliers to the Business Aviation community in a single voice. AfBAA currently has 102 members and is a member of IBAC.