Andersen appointed to key role at KAA
Norwegian, Jonny Andersen has been appointed as the new chief executive of Kenya Airports Authority on a three year contract.
The appointment came less than a month after previous board led by former Chairman David Kimayo was reconstituted with appointment of three new directors William ole Maiyani, Mbatia Kimani and Jeddidah Bosibori alongside appointment of a new Chairman, Julius Karangi, former Chief of General Staff of the Kenya Defense Forces.
Andersen joins KAA from Avinor, the state-owned firm that manages airports in Norway, where he served as the director of national airports, responsible for seven state-owned airport hubs. Andersen has has 21 years in the industry managing airports in Norway, Denmark and Latvia. He has also served in senior management positions in Air Baltic and Widroes Flyveselskap. He holds an M.Sc degree in Air Transport Management from Cranfield University in the UK, BA Logistics from Norwegian School of Management including a Diploma in Aviation Law at CAE, Netherlands.