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Arik Air gets new CEO

The executive board of Arik Air Limited (Nigeria), announced Wednesday the secondment of Dr. Michael Arumemi_Ikhide from Arik International to Arik Air Limited (Nigeria) as its chief executive officer, effective Monday, December 21, 2009.

Arik International provides logistical business support and management consultancy services to Arik Air Limited (Nigeria). Dr Michael Arumemi_Ikhide, who has to date served as the airline’s executive director, set up Arik International (headquartered in London, UK) in April 2007 and currently serves as Arik International’s chief executive officer.

Hence with his concurrent roles, Dr. Michael Arumemi_Ikhide will operate as the group chief executive officer of both Arik Air Ltd. (Nigeria) and Arik International. Dr Arumemi_Ikhide’s confirmation follows the recent secondments of Mr. Jason Holt, managing director; Mr. Kevin Dudley, chief operation officer; and Mr. John Roijen, chief financial officer to Arik Air Limited (Nigeria).

Announcing the new appointment in Lagos, the chairman of Arik Air Limited, Sir Joseph Arumemi_Ikhide said: “Dr Michael Arumemi_Ikhide is a highly_educated, industrious, and dynamic professional who has made significant contributions to the growth of the airline from embryonic conception to its present_day reality.

He has also been responsible for conceiving, rolling out, and developing Arik Air’s international arm and marshaling our successful international expansion. I am delighted to have him seconded to lead the senior management team


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