Zimbabwe Civil Aviation Authority has appointed Elijah Chingosho as the Director General effective August 1, 2021.
Chingosho is a renowned aviation expert who is well known throughout the aviation industry where he has spent over three decades of service in various capacities.
His capacities culminate from being selected as the Secretary General and
CEO of the Nairobi based African Airlines Association. The first person from within SADC to land such an important and prestigious post.
“Chingosho is an aviation leader with decades of experience in aircraft engineering, business turnaround, organisational business development, safety and security systems in aviation,” Chairman of the CAAZ Board of Directors, Advocate Theophilus Gambe said.
Gambe said Chingosho has led successful teams in the private, government and non-profit sectors.
“Throughout his career in the aviation industry, he has established a strong record of success, which has put Zimbabwe on the African and indeed global aviation map,” he said.
“This experience gives him good stead at the CAAZ as he steers the transformation of the organization into a regional hub of world class aviation services while achieving its objectives under the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS-1).”
Prior to being the Secretary General and CEO of the AFRAA, Chingosho held several senior executive positions including AFRAA Director Safety, Technical and Training for nine years.
Before moving to Nairobi, he served as General Manager Engineering at Air Zimbabwe for 3 years (1999-2001).
Chingosho is a retired Group Captain from the Air Force of Zimbabwe where he was its Director of Engineering before joining Thabs Marketing, a private company based in Harare where he was the Projects Development Manager.
“I am honored to have been appointed to serve this important organization and continue actively working to develop the aviation industry in Zimbabwe, he said.
“With the support of the team at CAAZ , we will efficiently and professionally serve the fascinating aviation industry.”