Kenya Airways appoints Polish national as CEO

A Kenya Airways Dreamliner B787 on touchdown at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP  

The national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has appointed Mr Sebastian Mikosz, a Polish national, as its group managing director to replace Mr Mbuvi Ngunze who resigned last year a midst a labour crisis.

Mr Mikosz will assume office on June 1, 2017.

In a statement announcing the appointment on Thursday, KQ chairman Michael Joseph said the new CEO was expected to lead the turnaround plan of the troubled airline.

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Mr Ngunze is also expected to stay on as an advisor until the end of July, when the carrier’s capital optimisation campaign is completed.

The incoming chief executive has been a player in the Polish aviation sector, having led Lot Polish airline for several years until he quit in mid-2015.

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