Mr. Udjo is a professional in the commercial aviation sector. In his corporate airline career he has worked for Comair Limited, South African Airways and Qatar Airways (based in Doha). His roles have formed part of the management of research, commercial and/ 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 for the core airline business in the Domestic, Rest of Africa and Intercontinental markets for South African Airways. Most recently, Mr. Udjo has 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.
As an established professional in the aviation industry, a few key highlights are summarised below around regarding speaking engagements and/or industry contribution
Academically, his foundation is based in Management Sciences – he obtained a bachelor’s degree and postgraduate degree (Honours) from the University of Pretoria, both Cum Laude. Further, he holds a Master of Business Leadership degree from the University of South Africa’s Graduate School of Business Leadership (focusing on Strategic Management, Economics & International Business).
Mr. Udjo serves as a Director of the Board 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/ ABSA Capital. In 2020 he was invited to re-join this Board, as is currently the Board Chairperson.
Our Managing Director has contributed to various industry forums / engagements, most recent highlights include:
|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
|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|