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The Board of Directors of Kenya Airways PLC has appointed Allan Kilavuka as the airline’s Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2020.

Prior to this appointment, he was the CEO of Kenya Airways’ subsidiary, Jambojet.

This should be an interesting time for Kilavuka who has managed to steer Jambojet to such great heights that it is now competing with regional airlines. But, it is honeymoon over for the CEO who stares huge challenges in the eye as the Covid-19 fears rage affecting airline businesses worldwide.

During the announcement where Kilavuka was confirmed as the substantive CEO, KQ Chairman Michael Joseph said, “It is particularly gratifying to me that the Board agreed to support the appointment of Allan to the full role of substantive CEO.  During his short time as acting CEO of KQ, Allan has thrown all his energy into this role, whilst still maintaining …