Karanja Ndegwa confirmed as Jambojet CEO

Ndegwa has been serving the airline in an acting capacity since April 2020.

In Summary

•Ndegwa was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Jambojet.

•Ndegwa has been serving the airline in an acting capacity since April 2020.

Karanja Ndegwa confirmed Jambojet’s new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director effective immediately.
Karanja Ndegwa confirmed Jambojet’s new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director effective immediately.
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The Board of Directors of Jambojet on Thursday confirmed Karanja Ndegwa as the airline’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director effective September 2.

Ndegwa has been serving the airline in an acting capacity since April 2020 when took over from Allan Kilavuka, who was appointed the Kenya Airways Plc Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

Kilavuka continued serving on the Board of Jambojet as a Non-Executive Director.

Ndegwa was previously the Chief Financial Officer of Jambojet.

Jambojet Board of Directors chairman Vincent Rague in a statement expressed confidence in Ndengwa's new role in the airline.

“Since taking over as acting Managing Director, Ndegwa has successfully steered the business, ensuring stability, continuity and growth amid the Covid-19 pandemic which has significantly affected the Aviation Industry. Through his leadership, we are confident that he is best suited to take the airline to the next level in terms of growth and sustainability,” Rague said on Thursday.

Karanja Ndegwa is a graduate of Economics and Statistics from the University of Nairobi as well as a Certified Public Accountant.

He has experience in financial planning and reporting, airline business/commercial strategy, capacity building, strategic management and revenue management.

He has spent over 20 years in various leadership roles within the Airline Industry.

Prior to joining Jambojet in 2014, he worked at Kenya Airways in different capacities, rising to the position of Manager - Revenue Accounting.

He served as the Head of Finance at Jambojet, before being appointed the Chief Financial Officer of the airline in 2016.

 

Edited by CM