…Recognizes CEO as Icon of Societal Development
Posted by Sade Williams
For its passionate commitment to the society, one of Nigeria’s leading airlines Dana Air, has been recognized as the Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Company of the year 2017/18, by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS)
The airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Jacky Hathiramani was also conferred with the Icon of Societal Development Award, for his ”leadership acumen, Giant stride in the aviation sector and Humanitarian service.”
The National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Mr Odebunmi Idowu, who made the presentation to the airline during a courtesy visit to Dana Air’s Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA2) office in Lagos, said: so many companies do not understand the meaning of giving back to the society in which they operate. Most of them believe is all about the industry and profit, leaving out the society and people who keep them in business.’’
”Today, we have decided to honor one of Nigeria’s finest airlines for their outstanding service delivery in the aviation industry and most of all, their passionate commitment to giving back to the society.”
”We are aware of Dana Air’s discount for corp members and Nigerian students, Commitment to the fight against cancer in Nigeria, and constant support to the Nigerian entertainment industry and as patriotic Nigerians concerned about our development as a country, the leadership of NANs resolved in her best capacity to honour Dana Air Management into NANS Hall of fame and also present this award as Nigeria’s Best CSR Company of the year, having reviewed your immense contribution to the economy and your humanitarian and community development initiatives.”
Odebunmi who described the airline’s CEO as a very humble and accommodating personality, also thanked him for his humanitarian service, and extolled his management and leadership acumen.
Receiving the award on behalf of Dana Air and its CEO, the Accountable Manager / Chief Operating Officer of the airline, Mr Obi Mbanuzuo, said it was a well-deserved award for the airline as a result of Dana Air’s commitment to its broad community development initiatives. He thanked the airline’s guests for supporting Dana Foundation to achieve a lot in terms of sponsoring worthy causes and fulfilling its social responsibility.
In 2011, as a result of Dana Air’s constant support for community development initiatives, the airline bagged two CSR awards –Most Endorsed Airline in CSR by CSR Nigeria Awards and Best CSR airline of the year by Lagos Enterprise Awards.
The airline is reputed for its innovative online products, World Class in-flight service and unrivaled on time departures.