Trans-Nationwide Express Plc has appointed Theodore Chikelu as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
The company made this announcement in a notification signed by the Company Secretary, Adesua Akintemi and sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). The appointment reportedly took effect on December 12, 2019.
Theodore Chikelu’s profile: Theodore Chikelu holds a bachelor’s degree (BSc)in Geography and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Nigeria Nsukka.
His work experience spans across the public and private sectors. Chikelu worked briefly in the civil service with the National Directorate of Employment, then the oil servicing industry before moving to aviation with a focus on regional commercial expansion/ cargo and courier development in over six Nigerian Airlines, including Bellview Airlines, Aero Contractors of Nigeria and Arik Airlines where he rose to the position of Vice President commercial for Africa.
The new MD/CEO is a veteran of startup aviation development initiatives in Sub Saharan Africa and an expert in developing emerging and niche markets.
Prior to now, Chikelu was the MD/CEO of Jet Afrique Aviation services Ltd, an aviation support and charter company specialized in cargo development and business travel from 2014 up until 2018.
He joined Trans-Nationwide Express Plc in October 2018 as Chief Operating Officer and assumed the position of Acting CEO by board appointment in December 2018 after the former MD retired from the company. He is a member of the Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria and the Institute of Management Consultants.
About Trans-nationwide Express Plc: Trans-Nationwide Express Plc (TRANEX) is a leading Logistics Company engaged in domestic and International Express delivery, haulage, freight and other ancillary transportation and storage services.
Originally named TNT Skypak Nigeria Limited, it was established in 1984 before the name was changed to Trans-nationwide Express Plc in 1992. With a share capital of N250,000,000 and over 3,600 shareholders, it sought and obtained listing on the Nigeria Stock Exchange (1st tier) in 1993. It is currently one of the only two logistic companies in Nigeria quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.