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Yvonne Makolo elected as Chair of IATA Board of Governors

By IGIHE
On 21 juin 2022 at 06:55

The CEO of RwandAir, Yvonne Manzi Makolo has been elected as the Chair of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors, becoming the first woman set to take on these duties.

Makolo’s appointment is one of resolutions of the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM held in Doha, Qatar on Monday 20th June 2022.

She is expected to assume duties in June 2023, replacing Mehmet Tevfik Nane who served on the Board of Governors since 2019.

Makolo will be chairing the Board of Governors including bosses of world’s renowned airlines including Michael Rousseau, the CEO of Air Canada ; Benjamin Smith, the CEO of Air France - KLM Group ; Douglas Parker, the CEO of American Airlines, Mesfin Tasew Bekele of Ethiopian Airlines and Pieter Elbers of KLM.

Headquartered in Canada, IATA is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 290 airlines from 120 countries. It provides support in many areas of aviation activity and helps formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.

Makolo becomes the 81st person elected as Chair of IATA Board of Governors.

Yvonne Manzi Makolo was appointed RwandAir’s CEO in 2018. She joined RwandAir in April 2017 as the Deputy CEO in Charge of Corporate Affairs.

Previously, she worked with MTN Rwanda as the Chief Marketing Officer for ten years.

Yvonne Makolo has been elected as Chair of IATA Board of Governors.

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