Kenya Airways CEO, Sebastian Mikosz, through an internal memo to staff last Friday, announced that Hellen Mwariri, had been appointed as the new acting CFO replacing Dick Murianki, who has moved back to head up the airline’s cargo unit.
Teodosia Osir was appointed as the new Acting General Counsel and Head of Corporate Affairs, a new department formed to oversee Kenya Airway’s strategy and special projects, public affairs, investor relations and legal matters.
Bridgette Imbuga has taken over as the Acting Head of Human Resources Department, succeeding Lucy Muhiu, who held the post in acting capacity till she left the airline in early October.
The Information Technology Officer, a new position created to enable the airline to boost its communication efforts through digital platforms, will be headed by Peter Mungai in an acting capacity.
The Director of Information Technology and the Digital Transformation Director will report to the Chief Information Officer, a position Mikosz says is in the process of being filled.
Vincent Coste, Kenya Airway’s Chief Commercial Officer, will now also be responsible for products to the airline’s customers, including onboard catering and lounges. He will also be in charge of its relationships with external partners.
Mikosz said the internal audit position, as well as any other unfilled positions, will remain vacant as the carrier works with a head hunter to identify suitable talent to fill them.
“These changes mark the first wave of the business transformation journey that aims to promote internal talent,” said Mikosz, who joined the airline in June.
Over the next two weeks, the chiefs will work towards finalising their departmental structures and their key mandate would be to identify and promote internal talent where possible.”