South African Airways Announces New CEO

South African Airways Announces New CEO

South African Airways has announced the
 new Chief Executive as Monwabisi Kalawe. This comes after the DPE Minister’s
 challenge to the SAA Board of Directors to continue to focus on improving 
SAA’s governance.

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“The Board worked tirelessly to find a suitable leader who will lead by
 example and stabilise the internal environment while working towards
 ensuring good corporate governance within the airline,” said Dudu
 Myeni, acting Chairperson of the SAA Board of Directors. “Monwabisi Kalawe will
 also lead SAA, as a strategic national asset, towards contributing to the 
socio-economic development of the country and the continent.”

Monwabisi began his career at state-owned Eskom, before 
joining Nestle South Africa for a few years and then returning to Eskom for
 three years. No stranger to the aviation industry, he also worked
 at Airports Company South Africa for six years before leading Total
Facilities Management Company as Chief Operating Officer and Denel
as Chief Executive. After concluding his role as Country Managing Director of Compass Group for
 five years and more recently as Executive Chairperson, Monwabisi will join
 SAA in the next few weeks.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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