Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer, Mbuvi Ngunze, has been elected head of African Airlines Association (AFRAA).
African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is the trade association for airlines from the member states of the African Union and has its headquarters in Nairobi.
Mr Mbuvi Ngunze was elected during election held in the Republic of Congo capital, Brazzaville. Abdehahmane Berthe, the CEO of Air Burkina, was elected first vice chairman and Sherif Fathi, chairman of EgyptAir Holding Company, the second vice chairman of the committee that has oversight responsibility for the association in addition to crafting policy and overseeing implementation of projects and programs by the secretariat.
Others elected include: Mr Jean Paul Nana Sandjo, the CEO of Camair-Co to represent the West/Central African region, Mr John Mirengemi the CEO of Rwandair to represent the Eastern African region and Mr Driss Benhima, chairman and CEO of Royal Air Maroc to represent the Northern African region.
Ethiopian Airlines was crowned the African airline of the year for exceptional financial performance in 2014.