Management

The Airline currently employs over 120 staff including flight crew. Allied Offices are based throughout Nigeria with overseas offices; London, Paris, Amsterdam and Belgium.

MD/CEO
Captain Val Tongo

 

Captain Val Tongo has over 30 years experience in the aviation industry. After successful stints first with Intercontinental Airlines and later with Okada Airlines in the 1990’s – then Nigeria’s foremost private carrier, he joined the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria in 1996 as Senior Special Assistant to the then Managing Director. He became an influential member of the then management team that transformed the organization and repositioned it for the aviation world of the 21st Century. It was also during this period that Nigeria hosted the ICAO international conference for the first time. In his desire to continue flying and move to the next level as a professional pilot he joined Das Air Cargo where he rose to become one of the Carriers DC10 pilots. He left the services of Das Air and founded his own Cargo Airline business in 1998 and has been the Managing Director of Allied Air Limited since then. In addition to the position of Managing Director of Allied Air, Val Tongo also sits on the Board of other Nigerian Companies in which he has substantial interest/equity.

 

Of course hard work and competence barely goes unnoticed as he was appointed a member of the Ministerial Committee on Aviation and a Board member of Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) until 2012. In October 2015, he was appointed a member of the ministerial committee for the establishment of the proposed Nigerian National Carrier. With his wealth of experience and knowledge, he is an epitome of the Nigerian nay Continental Aviation Industry and he continues to devote enormous time and resources on research and developments in the Aviation Industry.

 

These achievements and milestones are in line with Captain Val Tongo’s vision of taking Allied Air to the peak of Africa’s aviation industry.

 

In 2015 he successfully lead his management team through the IOSA audit and today the airline is the first cargo airline to receive this award in Africa. More recently the airline was admitted as a member of IATA – the trade association of the world’s airlines.
 

DIRECTOR
Mrs. Rukky Tongo

 

An architect by profession, Mrs. Rukky Tongo has a thriving architectural practice and she is involved in a lot of initiatives on the Ecosystem and the Effects of Climate Change on the Environment etc. She joined the Board of Allied Air Limited in 1998 where her varied experience and contributions have been most invaluable. She also sits on the Board of other Nigerian companies.

 

DIRECTOR OF SAFETY
Captain Adegbulugbe R.O

 

Remi has been Director of safety since 2008. He has vast experience in various managerial positions in the industry. His previous jobs include Career Planning Manager & Airline safety Manager for Nigeria Airways and Company Safety Manager for Aeronautical Development Company. His extensive knowledge within the aviation sector extends beyond the borders of Nigeria. He never did restrict his knowledge in aviation to flight operations as he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and he is versatile in various computer programmes and applications. He is a member of various managerial & professional bodies. As a professional pilot he has logged over 22,000 hours on various Aircraft types. He is fluent in French, English and indigenous Yoruba languages.
 

DIRECTOR OF FLIGHT OPERATIONS
Captain Anthony I. Oghide

 

Captain Anthony Oghide is a pilot with over 40 years. He obtained his Pilot License at Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria. Since then he has over 20,000 flying hours and has flown various aircraft types including AIRBUS 310 and the popular Boeing 727. He has also held occupied various management positions including his current position as Director of Operations of Allied Air, a position he has held the since 2004. Prior to his current employment, Captain Oghide was the Director of Operations for a French Airline, Chief Pilot at Jason Airlines and a Line Pilot at both DAS and ADC Airlines. Captain Oghides managerial skills & experience have proved pivotal in improving Flight Operations at Allied Air.

 

DIRECTOR OF TRAINING AND STANDARDS
Captain Sola Balogun

 

Captain Sola Balogun was appointed Director of Training and Standards in 2008. Prior to his appointment he has been a training captain dating since 1980 when he was employed as both training captain and Fleet Captain (Fokker Division) at Nigeria Airways Limited. He was also the Chief flying instructor at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology Zaria and Flight inspector & Director of Operation at Al-Dawood Air for 5 years. Captain Balogun is a member of Nigerian Pilots and Engineers Association and during his stint with Nigeria Airways served as a member of the Executive Council as well as on the Training Committee of the defunct airline. He is well travelled having visited over 40 countries for business, work or holidays.

 

DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE
Eng. Eric Mulowayi Kalombo

 

Due to the premium placed on Safety by Allied Air, the airline went beyond the shores of Nigeria in the search for a competent and tested aircraft maintenance engineer. Engineer Eric is Congolese and was initially engaged as Engineering Planning Manager in 2008, a position he occupied till 2010. In 2010, he was promoted Chief Inspector. Due to continued outstanding on the job performance he was again promoted to the position of Director of Maintenance in 2012. He is very knowledgeable in Aircraft Technicalities and Maintenance with over 15 years’ experience. Prior to joining Allied Air Eric had worked with airlines such as Trans Service Airlines Congo, Wimbi Dira Airways and Bravo Air Congo DRC. He speaks English and French fluently.