NAHCO CEO, Bielderman resigns as Nwosu joins board
NAHCO warehouse, Lagos
By Chuks Okoh
The Managing Director/CEO of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company plc (nahco aviance), Mr. Norbert Bielderman has resigned his appointment with the company, taking effect from 31st August, 2017, while Dr. Faruk Umar who retired from the Board had been replaced by Sir Sunny Nwosu.
According to an official statement issued from the ground handling company and signed by its Manager, Corporate Communications & Services, Tayo Ajakaye, Mr Bielderman had since submitted to the company the notice of his resignation, giving three months’ notice.
With the three months’ notice, Mr. Bielderman is expected to formally disengage from the Company on 31st August, 2017.
Mr. Bielderman joined nahco aviance in May, 2010. He was appointed Executive Director, Operations on December 6, 2013. Bielderman was named Acting MD/CEO in October 2014. His appointment as MD/CEO was confirmed in April, 2015.
Other changes announced by the Company after the board meeting of Wednesday, 17th May, 2017 include the retirement of Dr. Faruk Umar from the Board and his replacement by Sir Sunny Nwosu.
Dr. Umar, who was the director representing minority shareholders on the Board, was appointed to the Board on 22nd June, 2011.
With an eye to tapping into emerging opportunities in the energy and aviation infrastructure sectors, the Board has approved the immediate appointment of Mrs.Folashade Ode as the new Acting MD/CEO of NAHCO Energy, Power and Infrastructure (EPI).
Ode who was a former ED, Legal, Risk and Subsidiary Services, is expected to further drive NAHCO’s diversification process using the platform of the new company, EPI.
The statement noted that the resignation notice given by Mr. Bielderman has activated the company’s well laid-down succession planning process adding that the regulators, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) have been duly notified of the new development.