Nigerian based startup Green Africa Airways has come out to name its management team. The startup made appointments into two key areas. These are the chief operating officer (COO) and the safety review board chairman. It has appointed Jag Singh, the Caribbean Airlines VP-operations as it COO. Bart Roberts former VP-flight operator at JetBlue Airways has been appointed as the safety review board chairman. Based in Lagos, Green Africa Airways has gotten its license in air transport. It is currently working to get its air operators certificate.
The startup had initial plans of operating flights within Nigeria by the use of leased mid-sized jets. When announcing the appointments, the airline described the COO as a great industry leader with more than 35 years of industrial experience. It added that Singh has twice served as the acting CEO at Caribbean Airlines that is in 2013/2014 and 2016/2017. The safety review board chairman has got above 30 years of aviation experience. This includes management roles at JetBlue Airways based in New York and a chief pilot at American Airlines based in Dallas/Fort Worth. He also worked with the US Navy.
Babawande Afolabi is the founder and CEO of the Green Africa Airways. He worked for Morgan Stanley as an investment banker. He decided to venture into his new line of business back in 2014. Former CEO and founder of VivaColombia, William Shaw serves in the Green Africa Airway’s board. Additionally, Virasb Vaahidi the former COO of American Airlines is working on at the airline as a senior executive advisor. Folu Oladipo the captain of ASKY Airlines Boeing 737 is the chief pilot of the Green Africa Airline. Oladipo formerly served as a pilot at Arik Airlines, the largest carrier in Nigeria. Anselem Okojie who formerly worked with Aero Contractors as a chief pilot was earlier on named as the director of flight operations at the Green African airways. He had to leave at the start of May this year due to changes in his personal situation that was not expected.