14 May Nigerian startup Green Africa Airways names management team
Nigerian startup Green Africa Airways has appointed Caribbean Airlines Vice President of Operations Jag Singh as COO and former JetBlue Airways Vice President-Flight Operations Bart Roberts as Safety Review Board Chairman.Mr. Singh is a senior industry leader with over 35 years of experience. As well as serving as VP-Operations with Caribbean Airlines, Singh has twice held the role of Caribbean Airlines acting CEO in 2013-14 and 2016-17.Mr. Roberts also has more than 30 years’ aviation experience, including management roles at New York-based JetBlue Airways, Dallas/Fort Worth-based American Airlines—as Chief Pilot—and with the US Navy.Green Africa Airways is led by CEO and founder Babawande Afolabi, a former investment banker for Morgan Stanley. Afolabi started work on the new carrier in 2014. VivaColombia founder and former CEO William Shaw is on Green Africa’s board and former American Airlines CCO Virasb Vahidi is working on the project as a senior executive advisor. ASKY Airlines Boeing 737 captain Folu Oladipo, who was previously technical pilot at Nigeria’s largest carrier Arik Airlines, is Green Africa’s Chief Pilot.