National carrier, RwandAir, has announced the appointment of Ethiopian national, Girma Wake, as the new chairman of its new board of directors.
The airline said in a statement the move is in line with its expansion plans as the new board steers it forward in its expansion ambitions.
“Wake joins the board of RwandAir after having served Ethiopian Airlines for 37 years; 15 of them as Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership, Ethiopian Airlines became one of the best airlines in the world and under went massive expansion and modernisation,” the statement stated.
Rwanda Development Board’s Head of Tourism and Conservation, Rica Rwigamba, was also appointed to the new board.
“Rwigamba’s input and experience in the tourism sector will be vital in aligning the airlines growth plans with the country’s overall tourism agenda,” the statement read.
The full board of RwandAir will now include Girma Wake – Board Chairman, Rica Rwigamba, Isabelle Kalihangabo, Caleb Rwamugaza, Laurence Mukarugwiza, Sudadi Kaitana and Theo Demeyo Uwayu.
The reconstitution of the new board of directors at the national carrier comes at a time when the country is repositioning itself to attract more tourists and investments by boosting the service industry.
RwandAir is seen as a vital link in the country’s ambitious growth plans especially in tourism growth and attracting foreign direct investments.