RWANDA, Africa — Yvonne Manzi Makolo has been appointed the Chief Executive of the national carrier, RwandAir taking over from Colonel Chance Ndagano who has been the acting CEO for close to 12 months.
Ms Makolo been working within the airline holding the position of Deputy CEO in Charge of Corporate Affairs for about a year. RwandAir currently operates about 25 destinations across Africa Asia and Europe, including plans to launch direct flights to China.
The airline has also set its sight on flying to the US and Israel in addition to linking more Africa cities to its network.
Makolo, who worked at MTN Rwanda before RwandAir, joins a growing number of women who are at the helm of key organizations both public and private in Rwanda.
“I decided to move to Rwanda in 2003 where I worked with a World Bank project; an NGO called World Links, to computerize schools and train teachers on how to use computers. I joined MTN in 2006,” she told The New Times, a local daily in 2016.
She rose through the ranks at MTN-Rwanda to the position of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at a point serving as acting CEO.
Yvonne Manzi Makolo appointed the new CEO of RwandAir
=>Former Deputy CEO at RwandAir
=>Former Chief Marketing Officer at MTN Rwanda
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— Povo News (@povonewsafrica) 8 april 2018