By DAPO OLAWUNI
Former Governing Board Chairman of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) Aare Hakeem Olanrewaju has been awarded a fellow of the prestigious Port and Terminal Management Academy (POTMAN)
Aare Olanrewaju now joins the elite league of frontline operators and a host of other notable maritime industry players as a Fellow of POTMAN; an academic institution that was created to train shipping practitioners in the specific areas of port and terminal management.
Registrar of the Academy, Dr Babatunde Samuel made the announcement in Lagos on Wednesday even as he presented the EX-CRFFN boss with his certificate.
Aare Hakeem Olanrewaju is a leading and highly respected freight forwarder who served as a pioneer member and the first Vice Chairman, Governing Council of the Council for the Regulation of Freight in Nigeria (CRFFN) from 2008 to 2010.
He also served as the second elected Chairman of CRFFN from 2010 to 2012.
In addition to these, he is the Managing Director of Talod Ocean Airfreight Limited, a wholly indigenous licensed Customs agency engaged in air and sea freighting, clearing and forwarding as well as logistics support services.
During his tenure as CRFFN Chairman, Olanrewaju’s leadership drive and passion for professionalism saw him facilitate the accreditation of CRFFN by the International Federation of Freight Forwarding Associations (FIATA).