The Board of Directors of Jambojet has confirmed Karanja Ndegwa as the airline’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director from 2nd September.
Ndegwa, who has been holding the position in an acting capacity since April 2020, was previously the Chief Financial Officer of the airline.
“Since taking over as acting Managing Director, Mr Ndegwa has successfully steered the business, ensuring stability, continuity, and growth amid the Covid-19 pandemic which has significantly affected the aviation industry. Through his leadership, we are confident that he is best suited to take the airline to the next level in terms of growth and sustainability,” said board chairman Vincent Rague.
The new Jambojet boss is a graduate of Economics and Statistics from the University of Nairobi as well as a Certified Public Accountant. He has a wealth of experience in financial planning and reporting, airline business/commercial strategy, capacity building, strategic management, and revenue management, having spent over 20 years in various leadership roles within the airline industry.
Before joining Jambojet in 2014, he worked at Kenya Airways in different capacities, rising to the position of Manager – Revenue Accounting.
He also served as the Head of Finance at Jambojet, before being appointed the Chief Financial Officer of the airline in 2016.
Ndegwa has been instrumental in Jambojet’s growth, setting up the finance organisation during the airline’s inception, and has been involved in strategy development and implementation.