The Board of the Kenya Association of Air Operators (KAAO), a National umbrella body whose role is to promote, foster, enhance, and protect the interests of those engaged in the Aviation Industry and allied businesses is happy to announce Liz Aluvanze as the new CEO.
This follows the retirement of Col. (Rtd) E. K. Waithaka after being at the helm for 25 years during when the organization lobbied on various industry issues including Import Duty, VAT, and Excise Duty exemptions on many of the Industry purchases and services. KAAO has over this period managed to create industry cohesion as well as joined up with other related umbrella bodies that impact on its members’ interests such as Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), Kenya Tourism Federation (KTF),
Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) and through the alliance managed to push our Agenda jointly for the benefit of its members.
Liz Aluvanze brings a wealth of experience as an Air Transport professional with knowledge and skills in Air Transport Strategic Management, Air Transport Engineering, Regulatory Policy and Air Law, Client Relationship Management and Contract Negotiations. Liz is a graduate of the University of Manchester (BEng), and holds certificates from Cranfield University and the University of Carlifornia. Prior to her appointment she was a consultant with the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) and has worked with various airlines including Kenya Airways, Aberdair Aviation Group and Fastjet.
Chairman of the Board Commented:
“The board appreciates the expertise the organization received from outgoing CEO Col. (Rtd) E. K. Waithaka and we wish him the best in his future endeavors. Col (Rtd) with his experience and expertise will continue to be a resource to the organization including the management, staff and industry as a whole.”
“The board welcomes Liz Aluvanze into her new role and we look forward to tapping from her knowledge and skills”