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Mr Kayode Odukoya Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer Bellview Airlines in Sierra Leone
By Awareness Times
Mar 27, 2006, 11:32

Mr. Kayode Odukoya is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Bellview Airlines Ltd. He is a seasoned administrator. He had his first degree in Business Administration before Majoring in Insurance.


Mr Kayode Odukoya: The brain behind the Bellview success

He is an Associate Member of many associations including the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII). He is the founder of Bellview Airlines Ltd.

He was, before 1992, the Managing Director of Bellview Travels Ltd., which is now an affiliate of BelIview Airlines.

He joined others Alie Bangura, Mr. Foday Sesay, Ambassador Joe Blell and Mr. Kareem Yillah to found Bellview Airlines Sierra Leone Ltd in 1994. These respectable Sierra Leoneans have jointly contributed to the success story of Bellview Sierra Leone and as a result has helped in catapulting Bellview to an international acclaim.

He has become a pillar in the airline business and his views are greatly respected by his colleagues in the business and in government circles. He has made so much contributions to the aviation industry that he was adjured the second best business administrator in 2005 by the League Editors of "This Day". He has brought Bellview into such a limelight that the airline was voted the best airline of the years 1995, 96, 97, 98 respectively.

Among the numerous firsts, Bel1view is the first to operate Airbus A300-600 etc in Nigeria and commenced operation to Brazil, Kenya, Amsterdam and Bombay. Bellview is the pioneering Nigerian airline in the International Air Transport Association (l ATA).

Bellview kept an impressive profile with an accident free track record since inception until the crash of October 2005 which the airline has put behind it and is forging forward.

Bellview was voted in 2003 & 2004 African Regional Airline of the year, by the London based African Aviation Magazine. Bellview Airlines Ltd is a major investor in Bellview Airlines Sierra Leone owned jointly with Sierra Leoneans investors in the spirit of ECOWAS.

Bellview-Sierra Leone remains a separate airline entity providing services in nearly all West Coast countries like Senegal, Gambia, Accra, etc.



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