Uganda Airlines has launched a search for a substantive chief executive officer, more than a year after the tumultuous exit of the previous management team. The invitation for applications was announced in Ads in the local press by global financial services and management consultancy PWC. Uganda Airlines seeks new CEO with strong aviation experience.

In addition to honors degree in any field and post-graduate training in business administration, the carrier is looking for a post holder with a minimum of ten years of aviation experience at a senior management level. The applicant should also have experience in the marketing and commercial aspects of the airline business, including knowledge of airline commercial systems, the recruiting agency says.

“Candidates outside the aviation industry but who have comparable experience from other sectors and can demonstrate the ability to execute the tasks highlighted above are also encouraged to apply,” PWC says in the notice. Applicants have up to July 8, to express interest.

Since May 2021, Uganda Airlines has been run by Jenifer Bamuturaki Musiime as interim chief executive. The carrier only got a new board in March this year.

The absence of a substantive accountable post-holder is one of the factors that have contributed to the delayed assignment or rights to fly to the United Kingdom, a route that has been on the carrier’s radar for the past two years. The airline announced a week ago that its has received permission to operate to the Chinese city of Guangzhou.

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