Arik Air appoints Ndulue 1st Nigerian Managing Director

Arik Air has announced the appointment of Mr. Chris Ndulue as the new Managing Director of the company.

Arik Air, Nigeria’s largest commercial airline has announced the appointment of Mr. Chris Ndulue as the new Managing Director of the company. Ndulue becomes the first Nigerian to occupy the position since the advent of the airline in 2006.
Ndulue was until this appointment, the Deputy Managing Director of Arik Air and has been acting Managing Director since March 2010.
Announcing the appointment of Ndulue at a press conference marking the airline’s 4th anniversary on Saturday, Arik Air Chairman, Sir Joseph Ikhide Akinola Arumemi-Ikhide said the appointment not only marks a milestone in the history of the fast-expanding airline, it also demonstrates, once again, Arik Air’s unflinching commitment to invest in and develop local capacity.
Ndulue brings to his new office excellent skills in customer service relations, combined with valuable insights in the economics of the local, regional and international aviation market.
 Ndulue has over 20 years experience in accounting and financial management across various industries – the conglomerates, banking, oil & gas, engineering/construction and aviation. He was at various times, Chief Finance Officer of Global Energy, Financial Controller in the Dangote Group, and Managing Director of Metro Energy, West Africa, before joining Arik Air.
He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. He also holds a Masters Degree in Managerial Psychology. He has received various trainings in aviation and general management both in Nigeria, Europe and the United States of America.
Arik Air is West Africa’s leading commercial airline. It now operates a fleet of 26 state-of-the art regional, medium haul and long haul aircraft. The airline currently serves 22 airports across Nigeria as well as Accra (Ghana), Banjul (Gambia), Cotonou (Benin), Dakar (Senegal), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Monrovia (Liberia), London Heathrow (UK), Johannesburg (South Africa) and New York JFK (USA).
The airline currently operates over 150 flights daily from its hubs in Lagos and Abuja