INDIGENOUS marine, aviation and logistics services firm Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc has appointed Captain Josiah Choms director of the company effective September 30, 2015.
Caverton says Choms began his aviation career in 1990 when he enrolled in the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (Avionics) Course at NCAT, Zaria.
He holds the Airplane Transport Pilot Licenses and is a Certified Flight Instructor and an Authorised Examiner for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.
He is also an ISO 9001:2008 lead auditor. “Mr. Choms’ work experience in aviation included a stint with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Nairobi, Kenya as an aircraft engineer,” the indigenous marine, aviation and logistics services firm to local and international oil and gas companies in Nigeria said in an issuer’s announcement with the Nigerian Stock Exchange,NSE.
Choms was also a pilot, training captain and manager with Bristow before joining Caverton Helicopters Limited on August 1, 2010.
Prior to becoming the managing director of Caverton Helicopters Limited, . Choms held several positions of increasing responsibility.
He first served as the chief pilot Shell, Port Harcourt before his promotion to managing pilot for the entire Shell Operations covering Port Harcourt, Warri and Lagos.
The company says Choms was appointed deputy director of Operations with concurrent responsibility as deputy Shell contract manager and became the substantive Shell contract manager on May 1, 2013.
Choms has attended several aviation and management courses in Nigeria and abroad including Cranfield University, UK and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
He holds a multi-disciplinary Doctor of Philosophy, PhD degree from the UK and is a member of several professional bodies including the Nigeria Institute of Management, Chartered, the Association of African Studies of the UK, the Royal African Society, and the National Association of Pilots and Engineers.
He is on the board of HeliOffshore, a global body promoting aviation safety, and is the only Nigerian and African to be so honoured.

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