Mr Bates Sarki Sule F.IoD

Mr Bates Sarki Sule holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), a Postgraduate Diploma in Management and B.Sc (Hons) degree.  He attended various Aviation and Strategic Management Courses including the Harvard Business School in Boston, USA for the Corporate Leader course. He has also undergone the Independent Directors’ Master class.


He is an experienced Aviation Manager with active professional engagement of over 35 years.  He worked at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria where he managed some airports in the country.  He was the former Managing Director / CEO of Nigeria Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCo) where he successfully transformed the company from a government enterprise to a publicly quoted company listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He was on the board of Geofluids Plc Jan 2011- Dec 2013 as a Non-Executive Director. He is currently the Founder/CEO of Aviagric Business Services Limited and the Country CEO of TrainTech Integrated Services Limited.


Mr. Sule is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors F.IoD and Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) FNIM.  He has served in various committees of the Institute including Chairman of IoD Membership Committee (2016-2019). During his tenure he succeeded in inducting over 1,000 new members. He also introduced the use of business class lounges at a discounted rate irrespective of class of ticket for IoD members travelling through the Lagos and Abuja international airports, death benefit insurance policy for IoD members and the upward review of IoD membership/annual subscription fees. He was an active member of the Fellows Committee, F&GPC and Establishment Committee (2016-2018). He has been an active member of the Nomination and Governance Committee (NGC) since 2016 till date.  He chaired the NGC Subcommittee that carried out the transformation of the IODCCG governance structure in 2021. He was a member of IoD governing council 2019-2021 but did not seek for re-election due to covid infection.


Mr. Sule joined the Institute of Directors Nigeria in the year 2007 and has contributed a lot to its growth. With his depth of experience in Leadership and Corporate Governance he is therefore seeking for election into the Governing Council of IoD Nigeria.