Tuesday, 21 November 2017

LETS MEET AN ICON IN NIGERIA TRAVELING AGENCY COMPANIES - BANKOLE BERNARD



Born 16th July in Lagos Nigeria, He Attended Igbobi College, Yaba, Lagos (1989-1990) and University of Lagos Akoka (1992-1998) where he graduated with a degree in Economics.


Bankole Bernard is the founder and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Finchglow Travels Limited/FCm Nigeria. He with the support of other directors founded the company in 2006 after leaving his seemingly lucrative career in the bank.

He worked in the banking industry for eight (8) years in various reputable banks such as EcoBank, Metropolitan Bank and left in 2006 as a Branch Manager for First Atlantic Bank (FinBank). He was efficient in supervising his team members and ensuring maximum productivity in order to surpass set targets.

Today, Bankole is responsible for making policies to guide his organization as well as creating a sustainable working environment for employees and ensuring the successful day-to-day running of the company to promote its growth in all eight (8) branches of the Organization across Nigeria.

Bankole Bernard was able to secure an exclusive franchise of a global Travel Management Company, FCm Travel Solutions, based in Australia with presence in 93 countries across continents. FCM is one of the top five TMCs in the world. He established this relationship in order to expand the reach of his business to ensure the company gives only the best to its esteemed clients. He has also been able to establish partnerships with companies in the Middle East, Europe, USA and most parts of Africa.

Finchglow Travels is named in the Top 3 amongst about 1500 registered travel agencies/travel management companies in Nigeria. By merit, Bankole enjoys solid relationships with all airlines having been able to creatively carve a niche in what appeared to be an already saturated industry. Finchglow has been consistent in service delivery and growth and this is evident in the many awards received by the company over the years.

He is also the Chairman of Travelden Nigeria Limited, an online Travel portal and Southoak Aviation Services, Lagos Aviation Academy, Finchglow Holidays and PrysmInvestments.

He served as the Financial Secretary of National Association for Nigerian Travel Agents (NANTA) from 2010 till 2014. During his tenure, he was able to lay a foundation for restructuring of the Secretarial office and also efficiently organize a fund-raising for the newly completed National Secretariat.

He is the National President of National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA).

He is also a member of the highest ruling body in the travel business, Airline and Passenger joint committee (APJC) and also the Treasurer of SKAL International Lagos



ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS
✓ Qatar Airways gold certificate award to FinchglowTravel Ltd. for outstanding contribution during 2010-2011
✓ Virgin Atlantic Country Manager’s award for outstanding performance for year 2011/2012
✓ South African Airways platinum award in recognition of Finchglow Travel’s outstanding performance in 2012
✓ South African Airways platinum award in recognition of Finchglow Travel’s outstanding performance in 2013
✓ South African Airways platinum award in recognition of Finchglow Travel’s outstanding performance in 2014
✓ South African Airways platinum award in recognition of Finchglow Travel’s outstanding performance in 2015
✓ Lufthansa top agent award for 2012 to Finchglowtravels
✓ Etihad certificate of appreciation to Finchglow Travels Ltd. for outstanding performance during the launch of Etihad airways in Nigeria
✓ Delta Airline diamond award to Finchglow Travels Ltd. for outstanding sales performance from January-March 2013
✓ Virgin Atlantic platinum achievement award in recognition of outstanding performance in 2013
✓ Ethiopian Airline agency award to Finchglow Travels Ltd. in recognition of contribution and support to Ethiopian Airline in 2013
✓ Arik Air excellence award to Finchglow Travels Ltd. as one of the top 3 travel agents in 2013
✓ Hahn Air awards to Finchglow Travels Ltd. as top selling agent 2014
✓ Asky silver agency award to Finchglow Travels Ltd. in recognition of outstanding performance in 2013-2014
✓ Airfrance/KLM Swagga competition award to Finchglow Travels Ltd. in recognition of our achievement as having the 3rd highest revenue growth in 2013 IATA year

1 comment:

  1. Every one who has a ken mind can easily notice that Bankole is a very hardworking individual with vison and detrmination from his accolades and awards from various institutions.

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