Kenya Airways Plc (KQ) has appointed Captain George Kamal as Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective March 14.
Captain Kamal takes over the COO role, last held by Jan de Vegt, who exited the airline in 2019.
According to his Linkedin profile, Kamal is a resourceful strategist dedicated to tackling tactical challenges head-on, always keeping track of the big picture, and consistently working towards large-scale, long-term growth.
“In addition, I offer an unparalleled understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing today’s businesses and the experience to take advantage of them.”
He says some of the key highlights of his career are being an accomplished CEO and COO instrumental in realising unprecedented targets, reducing costs, and transforming operations to propel organisational success and ensure passenger/staff health and safety in compliance with all applicable aviation regulations.
In addition, he is skilled at enhancing business profitability by identifying new revenue streams across challenging and fast-paced global environments.
He holds a master’s degree in Aviation Management Transformation in New Digital Decade from London Metropolitan.
The Kenyan airline is currently implementing a wider restructuring to ensure they return to profitability by 2024. Some of the initiatives include cost reductions.