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CEO Replaced

Chop and change at helm of RwandAir continues

Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN  Nov 04, 2010

(eTN) - Information was received that Mr. Rene Janata has been replaced as chief executive officer of RwandAir, with chairman of the board of directors John Mirenge returning to the helm for a second time.

The only information available so far was that Mr. Janata would be reassigned, without going into the reasons or what future functions would be handed to him.

This is the fourth CEO RwandAir has had over the past three years, when in rapid succession CEOs and acting CEOs came through the door and left again, or were reassigned, as it was elegantly put to this correspondent.

The airline underwent a substantial revival in recent months, has taken delivery of two B737-500 aircraft on lease from GECAS before they will be replaced with owned brand new B737-800 models by the end of 2011, and has widened their network with new flights to Mombasa and Dubai and also more frequencies and more destinations across the region.

Staff normally in touch with this correspondent remained guarded over their own reading of the situation, leaving the door open to yet more speculation as to the whys and hows behind this latest change at the helm.

Chop and change at helm of RwandAir continues
Farewell to Rene Janata / Image via

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