Breaking news just in from a regular source in Kigali tells the story of a management reshuffle with the appointment of Mr. Bert van der Stege, who joined the company as General Manager Commercial, elsewhere known as Commercial Director or Chief Commercial Officer earlier in the month.
Bert can look back at a significant career with Lufthansa since 1999, before joining West Africas Arik Air in 2010 as a Vice President, an airline now operating some 24 aircraft used on domestic, regional and international routes including New York and London.
Meanwhile will all aspects of sales be handled by Ms. Alice Katiti, previously holding this position while a new position for Manager Corporate and Strategic Planning will be taken on by Ms. Lilian Kyatengwa, who was formerly in charge of sales.
The information now obtained indicates that RwandAir is fast becoming a major regional aviation force and is clearly intent to not just cement their position in the region as the fourth largest airline after ET, KQ and PW but is planning to become a major African player as the airline moves progressively towards the delivery of more aircraft ahead of the arrival of two B787 Dreamliners in 2015/16, at which stage RwandAir will go intercontinental.
Congratulations to Bert on his appointment and all the best to each and every one of the WB team in their respective positions.