fastjet has announced the appointment of Jimmy Kibati as general Mmanager, East Africa.
Kibati joins from Kenya Airways where he is currently acting commercial director.
Working alongside the fastjet management team, he will be responsible for leading the airline’s expansion in East Africa.
He will take up his new position on March 17th 2014 and initially be based in Dar-es-Salaam, overseeing fastjet Tanzania.
Ed Winter, interim chairman, fastjet said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have recruited such a high calibre airline executive to spearhead fastjet’s expansion in East Africa.
“Jimmy’s vast experience in the East African aviation market will be invaluable as we fulfill our goal of becoming a truly pan-African low cost airline.”
Jimmy Kibati has over 20 years’ experience in the commercial airline business, having joined Kenya Airways in 1992 immediately following the completion of his studies at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.
During his time at the airline, Jimmy has progressed through various senior commercial positions, including manager of network planning and alliances, area manager Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi and head of network planning and airline strategy.