Saturday, 8 March 2014

SAHCOL RESTRUCTURES/REDESIGNATE STAFF

By ZAINAB JUNAID


In its bid to refocus the company in line with current realities and make the company more prepared to face future projections of surpassing customer’s expectations, Skyway Aviation handling company Limited (SAHCOL) has commenced a restructuring exercise of its staff.
  
Among the elevated staffs includes: Olumide Odebiyi, David Olorundade, Adigun Olaniyi and Lanre Adekola, who were formally Assistant General Managers, Operations, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, and Engineering & Maintenance, respectively, have now been promoted to the position of General Managers.
  
 Also, Olujimi Osho, Formerly Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, is now General Manager, Legal Services/Company Secretary, Lawrence Adejo, the erstwhile Chief Accountant, is now General Manager Finance, while Basil Agboarumi, formally Head Corporate Communications, is now Assistant General Manager, Corporate Communications.
  
 Furthermore, Mrs. Boma Ukwunna deployed from the Sifax Offduck Okota, a subsidiary of the Sifax Group, is now the General Manager, Cargo Services.
  
 In a letter detailing this new structure, the Managing Director of SAHCOL, Olu Owolabi, disclosed that the restructuring exercise which is on-going, will spill-over to all staff, hence called for the support, loyalty, and commitment of every staff to realize the company goal.
  
 The Managing Director also advised the staff, that in order to build an organization of choice, the staff of that company must all be dedicated to their jobs; pay greater attention to customers; display integrity and transparency at all times and in all their dealings; at the same time,work as a team.
  
 

Dana Air appoints Bouteiller as Director of Flight Operations

By ZAINAB JUNAID


Dana Air has appointed Mr. Francois Bouteiller as its Director of Flight Operations.

Chief Operating Officer/Accountable Manager of Dana Air, Mr. Yvan
Drewinsky who made the announcement in Lagos recently said the assumption of duty by Francoise Bouteiller is part of efforts to boost the airline’s entire operations.

According to him, “Bouteiller is bringing a wealth of experience
to Dana Air having managed flight operations for several years in the aviation sector, especially as a commander that produced the JAR Operating Manual(OM PartB) for the Swiss International airlines fleet of AVRO RJ.

“We are consistently reviewing our operations with a view to sustaining standards in the industry and our commitment is to recruit the right personnel to occupy and manage our operations in line with global best practices’’, said Drewinsky.

“Prior to Bouteiller’s appointment at Dana Air, he had worked in similar capacity with NASAIR and Swiss international Airlines. Francois Bouteiller is a seasoned aviation expert with over 25 years experience in aircraft operations and has functioned in different capacities ranging from policy formulations to commander of airplanes as well as a certified IOSA (IATA) Auditor,”  Yvan Drewinsky maintained.

2014 Securex West Africa leading trade exhibition show will take place on 18 – 19 March 2014 in Lagos at the Eko Convention Centre, Lagos.


By ZAINAB JUNAID

Companies such as Leading commercial, homeland and cyber security, fire protection, safety suppliers among others will be participating at the exhibition to discuss their latest security initiatives, trends, challenges and emerging technologies.

 The exhibition trade show is focused on evaluating existing counter terrorism policies, understanding new domain threats posed by regionally active militant organisations, cyber security, training security forces, strategic approaches to emerging threats and accessing gaps in existing commercial and homeland security infrastructure, implementing effective resilience measures to mitigate potential crisis.

Mr. Fola Arthur-Worrey, CEO of Lagos State Security Trust Fund who spoke on the exhibition affirmed that, "In these times of increasing concerns surrounding national and internal security, not just in Nigeria but indeed across the globe, security exhibitions such as Securex are critical in interrogating current security challenges and then designing appropriate national, sub-national and private sector responses to them; and, more particularly, in driving specialization across the broad spectrum of possible responses both human and technological.”

Also, Mr. Sean McCarthy, Regional Sales Manager in the Exports Division at Elvey Security Technologies, South Africa said “For our company, the greatest value we generate from exhibiting at a show like this is the exposure we get to an expanded installer market as well as business leaders from various other sectors, such as the banking industry, for example.”

The Securex West Africa trade show was organised by Montgomery West Africa and sponsored by HIK Vision, Halogen Security, Kontz Engineering and Rapid Vigil; supported by the United Kingdom Trade and Investment, Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria, Nigerian Institute for Industrial Security, Institute of Safety Professional Of Nigeria, International Institute of Professional Security, Lagos State Safety Commission, World Trade Center of Nigeria, International Institute of Risk and Safety Management and Occupational Safety and Health Academy Nigeria is a must attend event changing the face of West Africa’s security industry.

The event also will feature six in-depth seminars focusing on oil and gas, maritime and naval security, corporate security, transport infrastructure security, counter- terrorism and cyber security.