Monday, April 8, 2013
Air Uganda Appoints New CEO
Air Uganda is pleased to announce the appointment of its new CEO, Cornwell Muleya. Mr Muleya has extensive airline management experience having worked as a CEO and CFO for several airlines in Africa, including Air Mauritius, Air Botswana, Air Tanzania Company Ltd and Zambezi Airlines. He joins Air Uganda from ALS Limited in Kenya, where he has been the CEO of this growing aircraft leasing business for the past 3 years. Mr Muleya is an Engineer and Chartered Accountant and spent the early part of his career in audit and financial consulting with Deloitte and PriceWaterHouseCoopers.
Commenting on his arrival, Mr Muleya expressed his delight to be part of an exciting and growing airline like Air Uganda. He looks forward to working with the Air Uganda team and the people of Uganda to further develop the airline’s network in order to enhance business and tourism. “I am especially impressed with the quality of the Air Uganda product and will work to ensure the airline continues to delight its customers and becomes a household name not only in Uganda, but in East Africa and beyond”.
Air Uganda was founded in 2007 and operates scheduled flights from its Entebbe hub to various countries in Eastern Africa using a fleet comprising of CRJ200 aircraft and MD87s. Air Uganda is a member of the Celestair Group, which is owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED).
AKFED is an international development agency dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and building economically sound enterprises in the developing world. AKFED focuses on building enterprises in parts of the world that lack sufficient foreign direct investment.
AKFED is in turn part of the Aga Khan Development Network, a group of development agencies with mandates that include the environment, health, education, architecture, culture, microfinance, rural development, disaster reduction, the promotion of private-sector enterprise and the revitalisation of historic cities.