PATRICK MWANRI APPOINTED AS NEW CEO OF PRECISION AIR
(Posted 05th November 2019)
Precision Air Services Plc, has announced Mr. Patrick Mwanri (44) as its new Group Managing Director and C.E.O. Mr.Mwanri already served as Acting Group Managing Director and CEO from April 2019, but assumed his new role effective from 1st of November 2019.
Mr.Mwanri has a wealth of experience of over 15 years in aviation having joined Precision Air in 2004 as a Flight Operations Officer and has risen up the ranks holding various positions in the airline including Crew Scheduling & Administration Manager, Quality Manager and Head of Quality, Safety and Environment, Head of Quality, safety and security a position he was holding prior to his acting appointment as Group Managing Director & CEO in April 2019.
He holds an Executive MBA in Aerospace Management from Toulouse Business School in France Bsc. in Engineering & Technology- Informatics and Computer Science from St. Petersburg Electro-technical University, Russia, Diploma in Airline Quality Management Systems by IATA as well as Diploma in flight Operations and Dispatch from Skypath Aviation College in Kenya.
Mr Mwanri is taking over the stewardship of the airline from former CEO Ms. Sauda Rajab after her contract expired at the end of March 2019.
Sauda had joined Precision Air in 2013 from Kenya Airways and led the company for 6 years. She will be remembered for managing the company through the tough times in 2013-2014 but also for her ever positive engagement with the travel fraternity and the media.
Addressing the media, Precision Air’s Chairman Mr. Michael Shirima, congratulated the new CEO and wished him all the best in his new role.
“The board believes in Mr. Mwanri and that’s why it has approved his appointment. We expect he will use his rich experience in the aviation business to propel the business and achieve our corporate goals. We are also excited that we have given a homegrown young Tanzanian to run our company, we believe this will inspire youth to believe in themselves that they can achieve anything if they work hard and show commitment, as it was shown by Mr. Mwanri. This also is to support the government efforts to promote youth and local talents by giving them the opportunity to take up top management posts.”
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Patrick Mwanri said he thanked the Board and the Chairman for trusting him and promised to return the trust by leading the company to become the airline of choice and the catalyst of change.
“I will continue working with my team to make sure that Precision Air continues to be the back born of air transport in Tanzania and that we stay true to our course of connecting community through our services.”
ATCNews extends best wishes to Patrick upon his appointment and also thanks Sauda for her past cooperation and support.