ADDIS ABABA – The Board of Management of Ethiopian Airlines Group will announce a new CEO for Ethiopian shortly, the airline says today.
The announcement comes on the same day the board accepted Tewolde Gebremariam’s request for early retirement from a top position at the airline for medical reasons.
“The Board will announce the new Group CEO and successor to Ato Tewolde GebreMariam shortly,” the airline said in a statement.
According to the airlines, Girma Wake, former CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, has been appointed recently as a new Chairman of the Board by the Ethiopian Public Enterprises Holding & Administration Agency.
“Girma Wake is a highly experienced, successful, and well-regarded business leader and a well-known figure in the aviation industry,” the statement reads.
Girma, the predecessor of Tewolde, served as CEO of Ethiopian Airlines for 7 years and laid the foundation for the fast and profitable growth of the airline.
“The combination of his experience, work culture, and drive makes him capable of chairing the board and taking the airline to the next level. Mr. Girma’s decision-making skills are tested and well proved,” the airline noted.
Featured Image Caption: Girma Wake, former CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, has been appointed as a new Chairman of the Board. [Photo File]