The Board of Directors of the East African Safari Classic Rally on Friday said Ms Lynn Tundo had resigned as the Managing Director, with effect from 2nd September 2021.
Ms Tundo was serving as the Executive Managing Director since her appointment in January 2021, following the acquisition of EASCR by Minti Motorsport UK.
Ms Tundo’s resignation follows the marathon rally’s announcement of its postponement to early next year, from its scheduled date of 1st November 2021, due to the prevailing COVID-19 travel restrictions which hindered participants from jetting in to take part in the iconic rally.
“This role has been a labour of love borne of our family’s deep involvement in the sport across the last 50 years,” said Lynn Tundo.
“It was always a fixed term engagement meant to end in November. The rally has been postponed to 2022 due to international restrictions related to the global pandemic.”
The outgoing MD revealed, “the timelines have been extended beyond the commitments I’d made and so it is the right moment to hand it over to a new leader. What we’ve achieved under the new owners this year has been incredible and I’m very proud of the team and the new direction.”
Lynn Tundo comes from a family where the rally is in the DNA. She was the first Lady Chairman of a motor club in Kenya and has organized numerous successful rallies that embody the spirit of the Classic.