The board of Skypower Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mrs. Adenike Aboderin as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer with effect from February 1, 2024.
She replaces Basil Agboarumi who, according to a statement filed by the company with the Nigerian Exchange by Jesusyemisi Odeyemi, the Company Secretary, completed his tenure on January 31, 2024.
SAHCO is an aviation ground handling company, offering services in Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo Handling and Warehousing, Aviation security, Baggage Reconciliation, Crew Bus and Executive Lounge services and other related Ground Handling services.
Until her appointment, the statement said Aboderin, a seasoned finance professional with many years of Executive Leadership, Financial and Management experience in both Private and Public Sectors, was until December 2023 the Director Finance and Accounts, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
In that position, she managed the finance, accounts, credit control and budget directorate of the organization.
Before then, she worked as the Special Adviser to the Executive Governor of Ogun State on Trade and Investments, and also oversaw the state’s Economic Planning Department between 2011 and 2014.
Mrs. Aboderin has huge interests in Manufacturing, Transportation, Investments and Social Development, and was in 2015 the Chairman Sub – Committee on Social issues of the Presidential Transition Committee.
She held different senior management positions at Skye Bank Plc (now Polaris Bank Limited), Citibank Nigeria, Premium Securities Limited and Commerce Bank, in a banking career that spanned over 20 years.
Aboderin, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB); Association of National Accountant of Nigeria (FCNA) and an AMPAP Certified International Airport Professional (IAP), holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Lagos.
She has attended postgraduate courses in Global Strategic Management (GSM) at the Harvard Business School, an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at the Lagos Business School, and several other courses covering Trade, investment, Energy and Infrastructure Financing, Credit, Risk, Treasury, Transaction Banking, Operations, Sales and Marketing.
A motivator with high proficiency in business and transportation, marine, energy management, policy formulation and strategic thinking, who is passionate about industrialization and job creation, and continuously strives to proffer solutions to the Nigeria’s development, social and unemployment issues, she is presently pursuing another Master’s degree in Sustainable Development from the University of Sussex, UK.