Industrial Development Corporation Group Chief Executive Officer Mateyo Kaluba, has with immediate effect announced the appointment of members of the Board of Directors of Zambia Airways.
Those appointed include Bonaventure Mutale State Counsel, a senior member of the legal profession and Former Attorney General, Robinson Misitala, an Aeronautical Engineer, aircraft accidents investigations specialist and Aviation business Executive who previously served as Managing Director at National Airports Corporation and
Misheck Lungu, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Communication.
The other members of the Board appointed in line with the Shareholders Agreement between IDC and Ethiopian Airlines are Tewolde GebreMariam, the Group Chief Executive Officer for Ethiopian Airlines, Rahel Assefa, the Vice President Marketing for Ethiopian Airlines and Kassim Geresu, the Vice President Internal Audit and Compliance for Ethiopian Airlines.
Mr. Kaluba said an additional member of the Board representing IDC will be appointed later, bringing the number of IDC appointees to four.
He said the Chairperson of the Board will be selected from the members representing the IDC adding that the new board will spearhead the process to operationalize Zambia Airways.
Mr. Kaluba said the appointment of the Board marks an important milestone in the establishment of a national airline.
He said the Board will take the necessary steps to ensure all the regulatory requirements to operationalize the airline are met as well as put in place a competent management team.
“The skills mix and vast experience of the board members gives us the confidence that we have the right team to actualize the joint investment between IDC and Ethiopian Airlines”, he said.
He further said, the board will have regular interactions with the media and the general public to ensure effective communication and information sharing with the general public.
Mr. Kaluba has since congratulated the new members and wished them well as they take on the responsibility to make Zambia Airways an airline that will bring pride and jobs to the Zambian people.
Zambia Airways is a partnership with Ethiopian Airways.
This is contained in a statement issued to the media by IDC Public Relations Manager Namakau Mukelebai.