Our Functional Experts

Our core assets are our experts who are not only strong in methodological competence, but also have a vast practical experience in their respective area of expertise. This allows us to support your business by taking over the role that is most suitable for the specific situation and the challenges you face. The functional and industry expertise of our consultants supported by our methodological knowledge enables us to act as a strategic advisor or a functional specialist to help your employees implement practicable solutions. The leadership experience of our more senior staff equips them with the necessary skills for the position of project manager or – if required – shadow manager.

Captain Jim Hassan Captain Jim Hassan

Captain Jim Hassan is a professional pilot and administrator with well over 10,500 hours of flying to his credit. He is the first NCAA certified Banner Towing instructor in Nigeria and a Flight Instructor with The Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria.Capt. Jim holds an Airline Transport Pilot License and is Certified Flight Instructor. He also holds an Advance Diploma in Business Administration from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and he has a B.Sc. Aeronautics in view, with Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, USA.

Comprehensively trained in Aviation Safety, Security, and Dangerous Goods Management and held Management Positions as Safety Manager and Training Manager with Dornier Aviation Nigeria AIEP (DANA) for 2 years and 5 years respectively. NAAPE National Vice President (1999 - 2001)

Jim pioneered Banner Towing and Aerial Advertising in Nigeria; he is vastly experienced in General Aviation.He is the recipient of Merit Award for Outstanding Job Performance - April 1999 (Dornier Aviation Nigeria AIEP); has commendations by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority on Upgrading Pilot Examination (Dornier Aviation Nigeria AIEP) to a Computer Based System - October 2002 and from the World Conservation Union (IUCN) on Skill and Determination - October 1996.

Osa Eguavoen Osa Eguavoen

Osa Eguavoen M.sc, M.A architect/ sustainability consultant. Osa is an architecture graduate from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and holds an M.sc from the London Metropolitan University, London. He has a vast experience in architectural consultancy and has been responsible for planning, design and project management of a wide range of building schemes in Nigeria, United Kingdom and other countries.

He also specializes in renewable energy and sustainability and has been responsible for the design and project management of several projects including the domestic wing terminal for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, Aminu Kano International Airport Kano, Heathrow Terminal 5 (design appraisal) and BBC World Service Trust secretariat. Osa is a member of several associations including the Renewable Energy Association UK, Institute of Directors UK, ICE Health, Safety and Welfare Register, UK, Graduate Member Nigerian Institute of Architects NGR and Network for Energy and Comfort in Buildings Greece.

Engr. Tunde Oyetayo Engr. Tunde Oyetayo

Tunde Oyetayo most recently served as the Head of Engineering and Technical Training and Assessment and Air Nigeria (former Virgin Nigeria), where he was instrumental in securing the airline’s Air Operator Certificate (plus Ops Spec) and the IATA Operational Safety Audits (IOSA) Certification, first in West Africa, as a trained IOSA Auditor. Tunde was also responsible for sourcing aircraft, lease negotiation and taking delivery of Air Nigeria Aircraft from Lessors.

Prior to Air Nigeria, Tunde served as part of a founding team to set up Easy Link Aviation, Abuja, a small sized Airline where he doubled as Chief Avionics Engineer and Quality Manager. He worked with Fresh Air Lagos as Quality Manager where he was responsible for processing the company’s AOC and Air Transport License (ATL), DPR registration, Bureau VERITAS Assessment, and Total Quality Management (ISO 9001:2000) Certification (MD 83’s Operation). He had earlier worked with Bristow Helicopters, Eket, South East Nigeria Operation of ExxonMobil Producing, Ltd, in a team of Engineers managing Bell 212/412 Helicopters; and with W.A. Webb & Co. Aviation Specialists, Biggin Hill Airport, Kent, UK (Light Aircraft Operation) where he rose to the position of Deputy Chief Engineer before returning to Nigeria.

Tunde is a bilingual Chartered Graduate Engineer and a Licensed Aircraft Engineer (Cat 'A', 'C' and 'X' i.e. B1 & B2 Group (Multi) Type Rating) with post graduate qualifications in Aeronautics, Marketing and Finance. He has a wealth of experience on both Fixed Wings and Helicopters Engineering Technical Management Turn-Around 'A'. & 'C' Inspections; and Avionics Maintenance; Safety and Airworthiness Assurance; Leasing and outsourcing, capacity building and negotiation having worked in Europe and Nigeria to NCAR, CAA, JAR/EASA, and FAA/FAR Spec.

Captain Kiddie Dare Captain Kiddie Dare

Captain Kiddie Dare was the founding Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Triton Aviation Limited, an executive air charter and allied services provider and is currently the Principal Consultant of IOLAIR Nigeria Limited, an aviation management consultancy company.

He is the immediate past Director of Operations and Training of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and served as the Chairman of the NCAA Flight Standards Group, which combined four directorates (Directorate of Airworthiness Standards, Directorate of Licensing, Directorate of Aero-Medical Standards and Directorate of Operations and Training) into one cohesive unit. In that role, he led the team that wrote the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations of 2009, the accompanying Inspectors Technical Guidance Materials and Industry Advisory Circulars. He was also the NCAA Team Lead for the World Bank West and Central Africa Air Transport Safety and Security Project (WCAATSSP) and the Contact Director for the United States FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) technical assistance program for the preparation of Nigeria for the FAA IASA Category I certification program.

Prior to his stewardship at the NCAA, held the position of Manager, Logistics in Mobil Producing Nigeria where he also served as Logistics Manager for the ExxonMobil Europe Africa and Middle-East (EAME) Regional Response Team (RRT) where he led the logistics function in regional emergency preparedness exercises and response to real emergencies.

Captain Kiddie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics (Summa Cum Laude) from Saint Louis University, St. Louis Missouri and an Airline Transport Pilot License with several Type Ratings on Turbo-Jet and high performance Turbo-Prop airplanes. He is also a Certified Flight Instructor.

Capt. Victor Egonu Capt. Victor Egonu

Capt. Victor Egonu started his career in January 1988 with Bristow Helicopters as a second officer flying fixed-wing DHC-6. He moved to work with Mobil in 1990 as a Pilot and in 1991 joined Kabo Air as a first officer on the BAC1-11. In November 1993 he was promoted to a captain on the BAC1-11 and was made a Check Airman on the BAC1-11 by the ARB in 1994. He also worked with Channel Express in the UK, a cargo company as a line Captain on the Fokker 27. He holds NCAA, CAA and FAA licenses and is presently a B737 CL/NG TRI/TRE.

 Victor Egonu served as Chief Pilot and Acting Director of Flight Operations of Arik Air until 2010. During his time at Arik, he ran three fleets - B737 CL/NG, CRJ-900 & HS 125-800XP and grew Arik Air from twenty four pilots to two hundred and forty pilots. He was on the team that lead the company’s IOSA and NCAA AOC recertification process.

Prior to joining Arik, Victor worked with Resource Services Ltd; the first wet lease company in Nigeria as General Manager – Operations. His responsibilities included managing leasing contracts, maintenance, crew training and welfare of company staff. He joined Resource Service from Bombardier Aerospace in February 2000 with their start up program, in Europe, Flex Jet. He served as standardization pilot during the first year, responsible for introduction and checking of Standard Operating Procedures.

 He was the first Chief Pilot of Arik Air and led the airlines IOSA and NCAA AOC recertification. Was the GM Ops for the first Nigerian aircraft leasing company, Aviation Resource Services Ltd. Victor is the Chief Pilot/ Head of Training and Procedures for Air Peace, the youngest airline in Nigeria today.