Allan Kilavuka Named as New Kenya Airways CEO

Jambojet CEO Allan Kilavuka has been confirmed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Airways.

The appointment of Kilavuka, who has been serving as the airline’s CEO in an acting capacity since December 16th, 2019, was confirmed by Kenya Airways Board of Directors on Thursday and takes effect on April 1st, 2020.

Kilavuka took over the management of the national carrier following the departure of former CEO Sebastian Mikosz, who was at the helm since 2017.

“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 maintaining his position as CEO of Jambojet,” KQ Chairman Michael Joseph announced on Thursday.

Mikosz resigned before the end of his three-year term, which was set to expire in June this year citing personal reasons.

Kilavuka boasts over 23 years’ experience in management having served in various organization setups including strategy and financial planning. He previously worked for Deloitte & Touché and General Electric (GE).

He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Nairobi.

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