AirlinesJambojet confirms Karanja Ndegwa as CEO effective September 2

Jambojet confirms Karanja Ndegwa as CEO effective September 2

Jambojet has confirmed Karanja Ndegwa as the airline’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director effective September 2,2021.

Ndegwa has been serving the airline in an acting capacity since April 2020 when he took over from Allan Kilavuka.

Kilavuka was appointed the Kenya Airways Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer where he also served on the Board of Jambojet as a Non-Executive Director.

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Jambojet’s CEO Karanja Ndegwa

In a statement on Thursday, Board of Directors chairman Vincent Rague expressed confidence in Ndengwa’s new role.

“Since taking over as acting Managing Director, Ndegwa has successfully steered the business, ensuring stability, continuity and growth amid the Covid-19 pandemic which has significantly affected the Aviation Industry,” he said.

” Through his leadership, we are confident that he is best suited to take the airline to the next level in terms of growth and sustainability.”

The new CEO is a graduate of Economics and Statistics from the University of Nairobi as well as a Certified Public Accountant.

He has spent over 20 years in various leadership roles within the Airline.

Prior to joining Jambojet in 2014, he worked at Kenya Airways in different capacities, rising to the position of Manager – Revenue Accounting.

He has experience in financial planning and reporting, airline business/commercial strategy, capacity building, strategic management and revenue management.

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