Mr Ogaga Udjo Summary

Professional Summary of Managing Director, Ogaga Udjo (BCom, BCom Hons, MBL)

Mr. Udjo is the Managing Director of ZA Logics – an African advisory firm – and is a commercial aviation professional.

In his corporate airline career, he previously worked for Comair Limited,  South African Airways, and Qatar Airways (based in Doha). His roles formed part of the commercial and/or strategy functions of all airlines. In his last capacity in the corporate sector, he developed and headed the Network Planning, Scheduling & Alliances Department of Comair Limited – South Africa’s only JSE-listed airline business. Prior to that, he was involved in strategic planning and implementation of the core airline business in the Domestic, Rest of Africa, and Intercontinental markets for South African Airways.

In September 2019, Mr. Udjo decided to enhance his contribution to the African aviation industry, by focusing full-time on his management consulting practice, ZA Logics, which seeks to be: “The strategic partner of choice for African businesses involved in transport, infrastructure, and tourism development.” His professional ethos is the belief that transportation and connectivity (both virtual and physical) are keys to economic inclusion, opportunity, and ultimately success for the African continent.

Academically, Mr. Udjo holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Commerce Honours degrees from the University of Pretoria (both achieved Cum Laude), as well as a Master of Business Leadership degree from the University of South Africa’s Graduate School of Business Leadership.

Mr. Udjo previously served as a Board Director of Brightest Young Minds, a 19-year-old non-profit company that exists to create positive social impact across Africa, in previous partnership with Barclays Africa (now ABSA Capital). In 2020, he was invited to re-join this Board and is currently the Board Chairperson.

Mr. Udjo has had media appearances on several platforms including Yahoo Finance, eNCA, China Global Television Network, Power FM, and was featured on the front cover of the February 2020 edition of Destiny Careers Magazine.

Speaking Engagements & Industry Contribution

Our Managing Director has contributed to various industry forums/engagements, a few highlights are listed below. For full details, refer to Thought Leadership & Media:

Forum Location Date Topic Role
University of Johannesburg Johannesburg, South Africa July-2019 Postgraduate (Honours) BCom Transport Economics lecture: Airline Strategy & Business Models Guest Lecturer
Captains of Industry – South African Civil Aviation Authority Johannesburg, South Africa May-2019 Contributor to Aviation Workshop Engagement with Department of Transport, on behalf of Comair Limited Airline Executive Director/CEO. Convened by Director of Civil Aviation Authority Contributor
Embraer Airline Business Seminar Mauritius April-2019 Low Cost Carriers in Africa

 

Key Speaker
US- Africa Airport Issues Conference Durban, South Africa April-2019 Airline Sustainability/International and Domestic Air Service Development/Intra-Africa Airline Connectivity Panellist
University of Pretoria Pretoria, South Africa August-2018 Postgraduate (Honours) BCom Tourism Management lecture: Introduction to Airline Route Development Guest Lecturer
Aviation Africa Festival Johannesburg, South Africa June-2017 Liberating African Skies – The Route to Sustainable Growth Key Speaker