Jambojet has a new Managing Director, Mr Karanja Ndegwa, who is also the airline’s Chief Financial Officer.
He takes over in an acting capacity from Mr. Allan Kilavuka who was appointed Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in February this year.
Jambojet Board of Directors announced on Monday that Mr. Ndegwa will take up the role from Friday April 30, 2020.
Jambojet Board Chairman Mr. Vincent Rague thanked Mr Kilavuka for his dedication in serving the local airline as he welcomed Ndegwa into his new role.
The Kenya Association of Travel Agents congratulated Mr Ndegwa and wished him success especially now that the travel and aviation industry is grappling with the effects of the highly contagious COVID-19.
“His appointment is a clear indication of the confidence that the Jambojet leadership and the whole travel industry has in him. This stamps his exemplary service to the airline over the years. KATA will continue to support the new leadership and we are confident the partnership that has existed between our two organisations will continue to thrive as we strive to boost the growth of travel in Kenya”, KATA Chairman Mr Mohammed Wanyoike said.
Mr. Ndegwa is a graduate of Economics and Statistics from the University of Nairobi and also a Certified Public Accountant. He has over 20 years in experience in the aviation industry, 12 of which have been in leadership roles.
Before joining Jambojet in 2014, he worked at Kenya Airways in various positions.
Meanwhile, due to the extension on cessation of movement by the government for the next 21 days in and out o Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale Counties, Jambojet has temporarily suspended its operations until May 20, 2020.
The local carrier encouraged its passengers who have booked travel within the suspension period to reschedule their travel at a later date at no cost adding that the ticket value remains for a period of one year from May 1, 2020.