in People

Green Africa Airways welcomes Gbenga Oyebode to its board of directors

Posted 30 January 2019 · Add Comment

Green Africa Airways has announced Gbenga Oyebode has joined its Founding Board of Directors.

 

Oyebode is the co-founder and chairman of Aluko & Oyebode, one of the largest integrated law firms in Nigeria. He was the chairman of Access Bank, one of the five largest banks in Nigeria from 2000-2015 and he's currently the Chairman of Okomu Oil Palm Company (both on the Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE). He also serves on the Boards of MTN Nigeria, Nestle Nigeria Plc and the Africa Advisory Committee of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Babawande Afolabi, founder & CEO of Green Africa Airways said: "We are incredibly honoured and excited to welcome Mr. Oyebode to Green Africa Airways' Founding Board of Directors. Given his senior business leadership in Nigeria and seasoned entrepreneurial journey,  Oyebode's presence on the Board will provide invaluable guidance to the team as we continue to build Green Africa Airways." 

Oyebode was recently featured on the cover of Forbes Africa as the new face of business in Africa.

Oyebode said: "I am delighted to join Green Africa Airways as a Founding Member of the Board. The Nigerian commercial aviation industry is ripe for the entrance of a game-changing player and it's been inspiring watching the impressive progress that Green Africa Airways has made over the last few years. I look forward to working with Babawande and other members of the Board - Tom, William and Virasb - to finally get Green Africa Airways off the ground and position the new airline for long-term success.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Drone delivery company Zipline launches in Ghana

Drone-delivery company Zipline International has officially expanded its operations in to Ghana where it will have the capacity to dispense medicines and vaccines to millions of people throughout the country from four new facilities

SAA announces operational changes to flights into Blantyre, Malawi

South African Airways (SAA) has announced that due to the closure of the main runway at the Chileka International Airport in Blantyre, Malawi from 24 April to 24 July 2019, the airline’s operations have been affected.

Bombardier relocates Q Series regional support

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is relocating its Q Series aircraft regional support team from Lanseria International Airport, to Airways Park (close to O.R. Tambo International Airport).

Tracking bags drives 66% improvement in baggage delivery

Airlines that are adding tracking at more points of the baggage journey are enjoying a huge improvement in bag delivery globally. The SITA 2019 Baggage IT Insights – officially launched at an event in Abu Dhabi International Airport

IATA and ACAO sign MoU to advance aviation in MENA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and The Arab Civil Aviation Organization (ACAO) have signed an MoU to deepen their cooperation to advance the safe, efficient and sustainable development of air transport in the

African countries to attend Dubai's 2019 Airport Show

The 19th edition of the world’s largest annual airport exhibition in Dubai later this month will see a record participation of 211 Hosted Buyers, many coming from Africa.

Connect MEIA SK1402010519
See us at
Connect MEIA BT1402010519