The African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Nick Fadugba, CEO, African Aviation Services Limited, as its new 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 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.”
He continued: “Another urgent priority for AfBAA is to increase its membership of African operators, Civil Aviation Authorities and other regulatory bodies. We will also seek to strengthen AfBAA’s relationships with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the African Union (AU). Having successfully become a member of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), AfBAA is committed to encouraging its members to qualify for IS-BAO and IS-BAH certification as soon as possible.”
“In addition, we will re-examine AfBAA’s existing committees and where necessary streamline them so as to make them more effective in delivering their objectives.”
AfBAA’s main event this year is the African Business & General Aviation Symposium in Nairobi, Kenya on 22nd & 23rd November, 2018, which will be its first event in East Africa. 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 organisations.
AfBAA’s Second AfBAC Expo will take place in 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
AfBAA was formed in 2012 as a not-for-profit corporation that aims to promote the understanding and benefits that business aviation provides for Africa's economic development and prosperity through its unwavering commitment to the organisation's Guiding Principles, thus offering assistance and support to enterprises, entrepreneurs, business leaders, governments and their respective Civil Aviation Authorities.