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Caverton Group okays new appointees

By Wole Oyebade
01 July 2022   |   2:08 am
Caverton Offshore Support Group has approved a couple of new appointees, among whom is Captain Ibrahim Chafe Bello, as the Managing Director/Accountable Manager of Caverton Helicopters Limited, effective July 1, 2022.

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Caverton Offshore Support Group has approved a couple of new appointees, among whom is Captain Ibrahim Chafe Bello, as the Managing Director/Accountable Manager of Caverton Helicopters Limited, effective July 1, 2022.

The appointments, according to the Group, were in tandem with the goal to reposition Caverton Marine and Caverton Helicopters, to address changes and challenges within the aviation, marine logistics and fossil energy sectors.

The Board of Directors also approved the appointment of Rotimi Makanjuola as Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Lolade Abiola as Executive Director of Training for Caverton Helicopters.

Bello has over 34 years of continuous aviation experience in various sectors. He started his aviation career with the Nigerian Air Force in 1987. He served with the Presidential Air Fleet, Abuja as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer, rising to become the Chief Engineer of the Hawker and Gulfstream Fleets respectively.

He retired from the Nigerian Air Force in 2004 meritoriously with the rank of Squadron Leader. On retirement from the air force, he proceeded to Delta Connection Academy, Florida, USA where he obtained his Fixed Wing CPL Multi / IR in 2004.

Captain Ibrahim Bello joined Caverton Helicopters in September 2011 as an EC155 and AW139 pilot, and also serving as a Line Training Captain on both types. In June 2012, he was appointed the Base Managing Pilot, overseeing Port Harcourt Shell operations until his appointment as the Shell Contract Manager in August 2014. In September 2015, he was appointed the Director of Operations, a position which he held until his new appointment.

As COO, Makanjuola will oversee planning and implementation of business strategies for growth across the Group (marine and aviation). Until his appointment, Makanjuola was the Managing Director/Accountable Manager of Caverton Helicopters. He holds a Bsc in Economics from the University of Bradford, UK and a master’s degree in Auditing and Management from City. Business School London, UK.