Kenya Airways board has appointed Allan Kilavuka as it’s acting Chief Executive Officer until a substantive CEO is hired.
Kilavuka is the current CEO for Jambojet. He will take over from Sebastian Mikosz who will exit the national carrier at the end of the month/.
“The board of Kenya Airways Plc wishes to announce that effective January 1, 2020, Allan Kilavuka will take the role of acting Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Airways until a substantive CEO for Kenya Airways is recruited and appointed,” the airline said in a statement on Monday.
Kilavuka has accepted the request to hold brief for the loss making national carrier which has been rocked by operational turbulence in the recent years.
He boasts of over 22 years of working experience and he is currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Jambojet.
Kilavuka started began his career at Deloitte then he became a General Electric Company where he held various senior positions in their Sub Saharan Africa branches before joining Jambojet.
He has worked across Africa and has vast experience in operating businesses in Africa.
Mikosz, Polish, announced his exit in May just months after parliament stopped a proposed take over of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by Kenya Airways.
He is the former president and CEO of LOT Polish Airline, one of the oldest airlines in the world, was recruited on May 4, 2017.
Miskosz boasts of more than 20 years of professional experience in managing private and public firms was seen as the experience needed to steer KQ out of financial woes to a profit making establishment.
He is quiting after thrown in the towel after all his rescue plans failed to turn the company around.
The December 31, 2019 exit date is five months earlier than the expiry of his three year tenure.