The Rwandan national airline, aspiring to fly high in the region and on the continent, has just seen a new board of directors appointed, which brings some added expertise to the carriers top decision making organ.
Mr. Girma Wake, formerly serving 37 years with Ethiopian Airlines and 15 of those years as Chief Executive Officer, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of RwandAir with immediate effect. He is joined by Ms. Rica Rwigamba as a new board member, who is in charge of the Tourism and Conservation Department at the Rwanda Development Board, incorporating the countrys crucially important tourism industry at the top level of the national airline. Others now serving on the board are Ms. Isabelle Kalihangabo, Ms. Laurence Mukarugwiza, Mr. Caleb Rwamugaza, Mr. Sudadi Kaitana and Mr. Theo Uwayu.
Only recently did the airline announce plans to purchase two new regional jets in the 90 110 seat category as part of the ongoing fleet renewal and expansion and the arrival of Girma Wake will undoubtedly strengthen the decision making processes which will lay the foundation for growth and prosperity in coming years.
It was also confirmed from a source close to the airline that plans to privatise the carrier are ongoing and once the conditions are right an announcement will be made by government to resume the search for a strategic partner and investor to ensure the long term future for RwandAir.
Welcome to all the new faces on the board and congratulations upon your appointment.