Monday 19 October 2015, 1.40.PM/NSE
Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc notifies that the Board of Directors of the Company met on 30 September 2015 and approved the appointment of Captain Josiah Choms as a Director of the Company effective 30 September 2015.
Captain Josiah Choms began his aviation career in 1990 when he enrolled in the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics) Course at NCAT, Zaria.
He holds the Airplane Transport Pilot Licenses and is a Certified Flight Instructor and an Authorized Examiner for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.
He is also an ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor. Mr. Choms’ work experience in aviation included a stint with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Nairobi, Kenya as an aircraft engineer.
He was also a Pilot, Training Captain and Manager with Bristow before joining Caverton Helicopters Limited on 1 August 2010.
Prior to becoming the Managing Director of Caverton Helicopters Limited, Mr. Choms held several positions of increasing responsibility.
He first served as the Chief Pilot Shell, Port Harcourt before his promotion to Managing Pilot for the entire Shell Operations covering Port Harcourt, Warri and Lagos.
He was appointed Deputy Director of Operations with concurrent responsibility as Deputy Shell Contract Manager and became the substantive Shell Contract Manager on 1 May 2013.
Mr. Choms has attended several aviation and management courses in Nigeria and abroad including Cranfield University, UK and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
He holds a multi-disciplinary Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from the UK and is a member of several professional bodies including the Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered), the Association of African Studies of the UK, the Royal African Society, and the National Association of Pilots and Engineers.
He is on the Board of HeliOffshore, a global body promoting aviation safety, and is the only Nigerian and African to be so honoured.