SIFAX Group appoints Agboarumi as new Executive Director Corporate and Inter-governmental Affairs

By Ologeh Joseph Chibu

SIFAX Group, a prominent Nigerian conglomerate with investments spanning Maritime, Aviation, Oil and Gas, Haulage and Logistics, Financial Services, and Hospitality, has appointed Mr. Basil Agboarumi as its new Executive Director of Corporate and Intergovernmental Affairs.

Agboarumi brings a wealth of experience to the role, having recently concluded his tenure as the Managing Director/CEO of Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc. (SAHCO Plc.), a subsidiary of SIFAX Group. His journey with SAHCO began in 2009, following the privatization and acquisition by SIFAX Group, where he played a pivotal role in leading the company’s corporate communications and spearheading its re-branding efforts. Under his stewardship, SAHCO Plc. achieved significant milestones, including its listing on the Nigeria Stock Exchange and the establishment of strategic partnerships with local and international airlines.

Agboarumi’s academic background includes a National Diploma (OND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication from Federal Polytechnics, as well as a Master’s degree in Communications (MSc) from Lagos State University. He has also obtained a Certificate in Creative Design & Digital Communications from the School of Media & Communications at Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, and a Management Certificate in Civil Aviation from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

With over 25 years of experience in public relations, reputation management, brand development, media relations, business development, and government relations, Agboarumi is well-equipped to drive corporate and intergovernmental affairs initiatives at SIFAX Group. Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Chairman of SIFAX Group, expressed confidence in Agboarumi’s ability to excel in his new role, citing his proven leadership skills and track record of navigating challenges effectively.

Reflecting on the appointment, Dr. Afolabi remarked, ” He demonstrated the capacity and ability to navigate different terrains as a leader during his time as the Managing Director of SAHCO. The COVID-19 pandemic hit shortly after he took over the reins at SAHCO, but he was able to steer the ship of the company to profitability despite the uncertainties that characterised the global aviation business at the time. I am convinced the Group will benefit tremendously from his wealth of experience as he assumes this new role.”

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