From Left to Right: Prof SKB Asante, HM Ehunabobrim Pra Agyensaim VI, Adebisi Yewande Awoniyi and Dr George Owusu Essegbey Nana Appiah Acquaye
From Left to Right: Prof SKB Asante, HM Ehunabobrim Pra Agyensaim VI, Adebisi Yewande Awoniyi and Dr George Owusu Essegbey Nana Appiah Acquaye

THE AFRICA Development Magazine has adjudged the Chief Operations Officer of Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), Ms Adebisi Yewande Awoniyi as the Africa Best Rated Aviation Personality of the Year.

From Left to Right: Prof SKB Asante, HM Ehunabobrim Pra Agyensaim VI, Adebisi Yewande Awoniyi and Dr George Owusu Essegbey Nana Appiah Acquaye
From Left to Right: Prof SKB Asante, HM Ehunabobrim Pra Agyensaim VI, Adebisi Yewande Awoniyi and Dr George Owusu Essegbey
Nana Appiah Acquaye
Ms Awoniyi joined other 22 distinguished and accomplished African business executives at this year’s 5th Africa Development Magazine Conference and Award of Excellence night held in Accra to receive their prizes.

As the Chief Operations Officer, Adebisi Yewande Awoniyi supervises operations at the Mutala Muhammed International Airport Terminal Two (II) in Lagos, Nigeria for Africa’s first private terminal operator, Bi Courtney Aviation Services.

Speaking during an interview with Business journalists after the event, Ms Awoniyi noted the fast growing pace of the Aviation industry in Africa and the world over and called for a strong collaboration between the Aviation Industry and the Tourism Industry. She trusts that the aviation industry has a huge potential to boost tourism activities in any country if the needed partnership is struck and strengthened.

The Africa Best Rated Aviation Personality of the Year recipient commended Ghana for taken advantage of the Aviation Industry to promote Ghanaian culture at its airport terminals. “Ghana is doing very well in retaining its culture and exhibiting them at their airports. Nigeria is not doing well in terms of selling its culture through Aviation. And this is something Nigeria must learn from Ghana” she said.

She also applauded the Aviation authorities in Ghana for keeping to the standards of the industry through its facilities at the newly constructed terminals at the Kotoka International Airport.
Working in a male dominated industry, Ms Awoniyi seems not to be deterred but resolute in her determination to pursue excellence in everything she does. “ Aviation normally, everybody thinks it’s a male dominated world, I don’t see it like that, I don’t look at gender, I look at the grades, there is no body that cannot do whatever things I am doing but to do it, you need to have the capability, you need to have the ability and you need to have the passion. For me nothing is too difficult to achieve, it’s been achieved by an individual before” she said.

Source: Nana Appiah Acquaye

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