Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Titus Naikuni, will be retiring at the end of November 2014, after 11 illustrious years at the helm of the national carrier, Kenya Airways Ltd – ‘The Pride of Africa’.

In January this year, the Board of Directors engaged the services of an international Executive Search firm, Spencer Stuart Ltd., to assist the Board in identifying a successor to Dr. Naikuni as Group Managing Director & CEO. I am pleased to announce that the Board has finally reached a unanimous decision on this matter.

As such, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mbuvi Ngunze, who is the current Chief Operating Officer in KQ to the role of Group Managing Director & CEO of Kenya Airways Ltd., with effect from 1st December 2014. I would also like to confirm that the Board will lend its full support to Mr. Mbuvi Ngunze in leading all of the KQ team in running the Company business.

In the meantime the Board has also initiated the process of recruiting COO in the shortest possible time.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Kenya Airways, I also wish to take this opportunity to call for your full support for Mbuvi Ngunze as he takes over the leadership of the Company’s day to day affairs, and to wish Dr. Naikuni and his family Godspeed as he prepares to go into his retirement.

Evanson Mwaniki
Chairman