KQ Board confirms Allan Kilavuka as CEO

The Board of Directors of Kenya Airways PLC has appointed Mr. Allan Kilavuka as the airline’s Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2020.

The airline’s Chairman Michael Joseph thanked the board for supporting the appointment of kIlavuka terming him as a man with the potential to enrich the airline with vibrant performance.

 “It is particularly gratifying to me that the Board agreed to support the appointment of Allan to the full role of substantive CEO.  During his short time as acting CEO of KQ, Allan has thrown all his energy into this role, whilst still maintaining his position of CEO of Jambojet,” said Joseph.

Kilavuka has over 23 years’ experience in leadership, management and extensive knowledge in Africa’s business environment. He has proven success in new organization set ups, change management, financial planning, process improvement and responsible strategic leadership. 

The new CEO will join the Boards of all subsidiary companies and will remain on the Board of Jambojet initially as CEO until March 31, 2020 and thereafter as a representative of Kenya Airways.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Nairobi and a Postgraduate Certificate in Psychology from the University of Liverpool.

The airline’s CEO in waiting trained at General Electric’s world class Crotonville Leadership Institute in New York, USA in Executive Leadership, Advanced Management and Financial Management.

Prior to this appointment, he was the CEO of Kenya Airways’ subsidiary, Jambojet.

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