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Mr. George Uriesi

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Managing Director

Phone: (703) ***-****  HQ Phone
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
11781 Lee Jackson Hwy. Suite 160
Fairfax , Virginia 22033
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1991, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is the world leader in information about food allergy, a potentially fatal condition that afflicts...   more

Employment History

  • Director of Airport Operations
    The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
  • Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
    Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria
  • Director of Airport Operations
    Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria
  • Managing Director
    TradeFlair LLC, doing business as ActionCOACH Atlanta
  • General Manager: Cape Town International Airport
    Airports Company of South Africa
  • Group Manager for Safety and Compliance
    Airports Company of South Africa
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    Trade Flair LLC
  • Managing Director
    Trade Flair LLC
  • Chairman
    Cape Town Routes Unlimited
  • Managing Director
    Federal Airports Authority
  • General Manager
    Cape Town International Airport
  • General Manager
  • Chairman
    Cape Town Tourism Marketing Board

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • M.D. Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria
  • BA
    Bendel State University Ekpoma
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Firstly, in between this time, President ..., 24 Dec 2014 [cached]
Firstly, in between this time, President Goodluck Jonathan approved the re-organisation in the Ministry of Aviation which saw the removal of the Federal Airports Authority (FAAN) CEO, Mr. George Uriesi; the Director General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Capt. Fola C. Akinkuotu; Engr.
Saleh Dumona (Director Projects, FAAN) replaced Mr. George Uriesi as Managing-Director of FAAN; Engr.
Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria - FAAN staff asked to embrace transformation, 23 Sept 2014 [cached]
The Managing Director of FAAN, Mr. George Uriesi, gave the charge in a strategic session with the management of the Authority in Lagos recently.
According to Uriesi, the organization must change the business model of the airport into one that is self-sustaining and creates a conducive business environment that would be attractive to the private sector. He added that the Authority's management was committed to equipping the airports with modern, state-of-the-art facilities, in line with global trends.
He charged top management to put into practice strategic imperatives acquired from the just concluded ministerial retreat held for the top management of aviation parastatals by the Federal Ministry Aviation.
Mr. Uriesi said that the strategic thrust of that retreat was to make air transport a preferred and safest means of transportation. It was also designed to create a self-sustaining business model and develop socio-economic growth in Nigeria.
He then charged the members of the Authority's Leadership Team to mobilize their immediate staff, aviation stakeholders and the general public to participate actively in on-going transformation of Nigerian airports.
The new Managing Director of the ..., 18 Aug 2011 [cached]
The new Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Mr. George Uriesi, on Friday said he was determined to revitalise the Authority in line with the transformation agenda of the Federal Government for the aviation industry.
Mr. Uriesi, who spoke at his maiden "Town Hall Meeting" with the Authority's workers in Lagos, including regional managers and airport managers, enjoined them to prepare for transformational change.
He added, "We are in a dicey situation.
Mr. Uriesi had earlier acknowledged the contributions of his predecessor, Mr. Richard Aisuebeogun, to the development of FAAN in the face of huge challenges, explaining that his disengagement was done with respect and gratitude, not the way it was reported in the media.
Mr. Uriesi, who was the Director of Airport Operations of FAAN prior to his latest appointment, also described the disengagement of some of his former colleagues as painful and wished them success in their future endeavours.
In their contributions, some representatives of the workers' unions, including the National Union of Air Transport Employees, Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and the National Union of Pensioners, urged the new leadership of the Authority to redress the controversies surrounding its revenue generation and block all leakages in its financial system towards improving on the poor state of the airports.
Mr. Uriesi comes into the office with 20 years of broad aviation industry experience covering airlines, airports as well as both safety and economic regulation of the industry. He has worked in the public and private sectors in Nigeria, South Africa and the United States.
The immediate past General Manager of Cape Town International Airport in South Africa, Mr. Uriesi was a member of the Leadership Team that transformed South Africa's airports in the last 10 years into the world class facilities they have become today.
Uriesi has played several prominent roles in the industry including being a member of the International Air Services Council, a member of the World Standing Committee on Airport Safety and Technical Matters, a member of the Africa Regional Board of Airports Council International and the Chairman of the Cape Town Tourism Marketing Board. He is also a US-certified Business Coach.??Uriesi was invited back to Nigeria in 2010 to assume the role of Director of Airport Operations at FAAN, a position which he held until his appointment as Managing Director.
Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria - FAAN Board, 5 Dec 2012 [cached]
Mr. George Uriesi
FAAN Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, 12 June 2011 [cached]
George Uriesi
George Uriesi Director of Airport Operations
George Uriesi was born in Lagos on 08 August, 1968. His career spans more than 18 years, mostly in airline and airport operations as well as both the safety and economic regulation of the industry. Having graduated from Bendel State University Ekpoma (now Ambrose Alli University) in 1991 with a BA (Hons) degree, he served with the then Nigerian Airports Authority and worked for ADC Airlines PLC until he moved to South Africa in February 1996 to join multi-national consumer products' company, Procter & Gamble South Africa, as Logistics Manager.
He returned to the aviation industry 3 years later to play key roles in the institutional reform and transformation of South Africa's air transport industry, joining the executive team of the South African Civil Aviation Authority, first as Executive Manager for Aviation Safety Promotion and later General Manager: Aviation Safety.
In August 2001, he joined Airports Company South Africa as Group Manager for Safety and Compliance, with responsibility for regulatory compliance, operational safety, environment and emergency management. In December 2004, he was appointed General Manager of Cape Town International Airport where he led the massive transformation of the airport in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament, whilst establishing it as the top international award winning airport in Africa.
George has played prominent professional roles as a member of the International Air Services Council as well as of the Economic Regulating Committee for Airports and ATC of South Africa. He has also been actively involved in the work of Airports Council International (ACI) both in the Africa Region and as a member of the ACI World Standing Committee on Airport Safety and Technical Matters.
He also played prominent business roles as Chairman of the Cape Town Tourism Marketing Board as well as a member of the Boards of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Cape Town Festival.
Prior to his appointment at FAAN, George was a US-certified Business Coach and Airport Management Consultant, based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He holds several professional qualifications, including the Aviation Safety Management Certificate of the University of Southern California, the ACI Airport Executive Leadership Certificate of Concordia University, Canada and the Executive Leadership Certificate of the University of Cape Town, amongst others.
He joined FAAN in December 2009 as Director of Airport Operations.
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