Makolo takes over as RwandAir CEO

Senior managers at the airline join the incoming and outgoing CEOs in a group photo after Makolo took over from Ndagano. State minister Uwihanganye is third from left (seated). / Courtesy
Senior managers at the airline join the incoming and outgoing CEOs in a group photo after Makolo took over from Ndagano. State minister Uwihanganye is third from left (seated). / Courtesy

Yvonne Manzi Makolo on Tuesday assumed office as the new Chief Executive Officer of RwandAir following her appointment to the position last Friday.

Makolo took over from former acting Chief Executive Colonel Chance Ndagano who has held the position for about one year.

The ceremony was witnessed by the Minister of State in charge of Transport at Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye and the RwandAir Vice-Chairperson of the Board Patricie Uwase among other members of the Senior Management team.

In his remarks, Ndagano the outgoing CEO expressed confidence in his successor saying that from his experience working with her, she is qualified for the position.

“I am very confident that Yvonne as someone I have been working together with, will carry on from here and make RwandAir a success” he said.

Prior to her appointment, Makolo was the Deputy CEO for Corporate Affairs at the national carrier.

Ndagano called on board members and senior management of the airline to continue their support.

On her part, Makolo said that she looks forward to working with the airline’s stakeholders in her new position.

“I also appreciate the support of our line Ministry and the board of directors and look forward to continuing working with you in this new position,” she said.

She thanked her predecessor, Ndagano for his role in the airline over the last one year. 

Minister Uwihanganye also thanked the outgoing CEO for his contribution and promised the new CEO the Ministry’s full support in her new responsibilities to make RwandAir an airline of obvious choice in the market.

 

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