Kenya Airways has announced the appointment of Jambojet CEO Allan Kilavuka as the new acting CEO to replace Sebastian Mikosz who opted to quit before the expiry of his contract.
Early this year, the carrier’s CEO Sebastian Mikosz expressed his intentions to quit by the end of December due to personal reasons.
“I have made the decision to shorten my contract term and I have decided to resign on personal grounds effective 31st December.It is my personal decision which I have obviously discussed with the board as well as my family. I believe this is the ideal timing to begin a transition process to find someone who will continue with the turnaround initiatives that we began three years ago,” said Mikosz.
The national carrier issued a statement on Monday announcing the appointment of Kilavuka effective January 1st 2020, in an acting capacity until a substantive CEO is appointed.
Allan Kilavuka will still continue serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Jambojet. This was confirmed in a statement signed by Kenya Airways company secretary Catherine Musakali.
“Allan will continue with his role as the CEO of jambojet during the interim period. The board also wishes to emphasize that the recruitment process of a substantive CEO with the necessary experience and knowledge was initiated upon the announcement of Sebastian Mikosz’s decision to leave the airline at the end of 2019. The process is still actively ongoing and the board will inform all our stakeholders once a suitable candidate is found,” read part of the statement.