AFRAA appoints new director commercial, corporate and industry affairs
The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has announced the appointment of Dr. Koussai Mrabet as director commercial, corporate and industry affairs.
Mrabet joins AFRAA from Tunisair where he was the Head of International Affairs and Alliances. He is a widely respected advocate of aviation development in Africa and brings to AFRAA his extensive wealth of business experience in aviation, strong leadership skills and a strategic vision of the African and international aviation industry. Koussai is well known to the industry having been the coordinator for Tunisair for IATA, AACO, AFRAA and ATAF on aero political, industry and commercial affairs.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Mrabet to AFRAA. He brings the extensive experience needed to ensure that AFRAA continues to deliver value to our members, partners and stakeholders and contribute to the efforts of the Association towards the development of air transport in Africa,” said Dr. Elijah Chingosho, AFRAA secretary general.
Dr. Mrabet commenced his career in Tunisair where he held various roles over the last 25 years. In 2007, he joined the International Affairs Department and was in charge of Air Services Agreements. In 2010 he was appointed manager of commercial agreements and Interline E-Ticketing project. He has in the past practiced law as an Attorney and has been a faculty member in Tunisian Universities as a Professor of Political Organisation & Political Sociology at Ibn Khaldoun University and also as an Assistant Professor at the University of Law & Political Sciences of Tunis. Dr. Mrabet holds a Ph.D degree, a Master’s Degree in International Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Law. He is married with 2 children.
Dr. Mrabet succeeds Raphael Kuuchi in the role, following the latter’s appointment as the IATA Vice President for Africa.