British Airways/ComAir Chief Executive Officer Wrenelle Stander has been appointed as the chairperson of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA).
Elmar Conradie, the Chief Executive Officer of South Africa’s low-cost airline, Safair has been appointed as the deputy chairperson of the same body. Both will serve for the next 12 months and were appointed at the virtual 50th Annual General Meeting.
Speaking on the appointment of Stander and Conradie, Chris Zweigenthal the CEO of AASA said, “Our industry is facing its most difficult test with COVID-19 and the economic crisis it has precipitated. Both Wrenelle and Elmar are highly respected and knowledgeable leaders in the Southern African air transport industry and well-placed to provide guidance and support as we continue to advocate for the airline industry and engage on their behalf with governments and regulators throughout the SADC region.”
The 2020 virtual AGM was attended by over 170 delegates representing airlines, airports, air navigation and weather services as well as manufacturers, suppliers and other industry stakeholders.
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