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New board for RwandAir as expansion plans gather pace

In line with its expansion plans, the national carrier of Rwanda, RwandAir, has unveiled a new board of directors who will steer the airline forward under the chairmanship of the newly-appointed Girma Wake (pictured).

The Rwanda Development Board head of tourism and conservation, Rica Rwigamba, also joins the new board.

Rwigamba’s input and experience in the tourism sector is expected to be vital in aligning the airline’s growth plans with the country’s overall tourism agenda.

The full board of RwandAir will now include Girma Wake – board chairman; Rica Rwigamba; Isabelle Kalihangabo; Caleb Rwamugaza; Laurence Mukarugwiza; Sudadi Kaitana; and Theo Demeyo Uwayu.

Wake joins the board of RwandAir after having served Ethiopian Airlines for 37 years - 15 of them as chief executive officer.

Under his leadership, Ethiopian Airlines became one of the best airlines in the world and underwent massive expansion and modernization.

The reconstitution of the new board of directors for RwandAir comes at a time when the government of Rwanda is positioning itself to attract more travel and investment into the country.

The national carrier is seen as a vital link in the country’s ambitious growth plans, especially its plans to grow tourism and attract foreign direct investments.