Jambojet has appointed its chief financial officer Karanja Ndegwa as the airline’s interim managing director.
Mr. Ndegwa replaces Allan Kilavuka, who left for parent firm Kenya Airways earlier this month.
Jambojet chairman Vincent Rague said on Monday that the appointment takes effect on May 1, 2020, until the board fills up the position on a permanent basis.
Mr Kilavuka was appointed KQ new chief executive effective April 1, but Rague said he will continue serving on the board of Jambojet as a non-executive director.
“We are grateful Mr Ndegwa has accepted to continue serving as the Chief Financial Officer even as he takes on the new role of acting Managing Director. We wish to thank Mr Kilavuka for his dedication and service to Jambojet,” said Mr Rague.
The chairman added that Mr Ndegwa has been instrumental to the budget carrier’s growth, setting up the finance structure during Jambojet’s inception five years ago and has been involved in strategy development and implementation.
Ndegwa has over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry, 12 of which have been in senior positions.
He joinined Jambojet in 2016 as head of finance, after working at KQ in different roles since 2014.