Kenya aviation breaking news – KQ CEO elected to IATA board and nominating committee


Information from Nairobi confirms this breaking news story that Dr. Titus Naikuni, Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director of Kenya Airways was elected during the 67th annual general meeting of the global aviation industry body in Singapore as a member of 31 strong Board of Governors and also to the ‘Nominating Committee 2012’. This is the second time Dr. Naikuni was chosen by his industry colleagues following a successful first ‘stint’ between 2004 and 2009.

IATA represents over 230 airlines globally and thus nearly 95 percent of all scheduled air traffic around the

world, making it the predominant aviation body.

Following his appointment Dr. Naikuni said: ‘I am greatly honoured by this appointment and wish to express my gratitude to the IATA members for their confidence in my election to serve them. This appointment is very exciting because it comes at a time when the economies of Africa are poised for takeoff. Transport is an important factor in Africa’s economic development and the aviation industry will undoubtedly play a major role in the pursuit of this development. This appointment is an indication that African airlines are ready to take their rightful place in leading the decision making in the world’s aviation industry. I will strive to serve the interests of all members while seeking to ensure that airlines in Africa in particular are able to meet the safety, environmental and sustainability agendas that IATA drives.’

Congratulations Titus on this occasion and all the best in coming years at the helm of ‘the Pride of Africa’ and on the IATA Board.



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