Capt. Jari O. Williams is an aviation specialist who over the past 35 years has worked in all sectors of the Aviation industry from flight operations to ground operations, security, safety management systems and Chief Executive Officer of various State Government and Private Sector Organizations.
He started his aviation career as a law enforcement officer with the National Air Border Patrol Unit under the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs as a Mission Commander/Pilot based in Kaduna in the early ’90s. After serving his time in the paramilitary unit, Capt. Williams moved on to fly commercial passenger and cargo freighters worldwide with Okada Air, Das Air Cargo, and Arik Air where he participated in airport and airline management, developing safety processes and procedures. In the last 10 years he has been engaged by State governments and concentrated on delivering the operational readiness, transfer, and certification of two state owned government airports: Akwa Ibom International Airport in 2009 and recently Bayelsa International airport in 2021. He also was the Managing Director/CEO of MMA2 in 2016. Capt. Jari Williams was appointed Managing Director/CEO Dornier/AIEP Nigeria in August 2022.
Capt. Williams’ educational qualifications comprises certifications as an Airline Captain, Civil Engineer, Airline Safety Manager, Airport Strategic Manager, Enterprise Risk Manager, and he holds licenses of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Airline Transport Pilot License of Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) USA with various airplane ratings. He is a Professional Member of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, Nigeria Institute of Management Professionals and a fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants.