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Dr Michael Arumemi-Ikhide: CEO, Arik Air Limited

Young, passionate and enthusiastic Dr. Michael Arumemi-Ikhide is the Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria's Arik Air Limited, a post he has held since 21 December 2009.

In April 2007, Dr Michael Arumemi-Ikhide helped his father Joseph Arumemi-Ikhide (who is the founder of the airline) to set up Arik International (headquartered in London, UK) and served as its Chief Executive Officer. Hence with his concurrent roles, Dr Michael Arumemi-Ikhide will operate as the Group Chief Executive Officer of both Arik Air Ltd (Nigeria) and Arik International.

Dr Michael Arumemi-Ikhide is a highly educated, industrious and dynamic professional who has made significant contributions to the growth of the airline from embryonic conception to its present day reality. He has also been responsible for conceiving, rolling out and developing Arik Air’s international arm and marshalling our successful international expansion.

He started with Arik as one of its founding board members in 2006 and served in the capacity of Executive Director Corporate Strategy, which has different operational functions in the portfolio.

As well as one of the founding board directors of Arik Air, Dr Michael Arumemi-Ikhide is also a member of the Board of Airline Representatives (BAR) UK and a member of the Aviation Club UK.

Dr Michael Arumemi-Ikhide holds a Doctorate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, UK as well as Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London, UK.

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