Harare, March 18, 2013 – Air Zimbabwe has posted an advertisement on its website to find a new boss for the belegeard ariline.
The advertisement states that the airline seeks to appoint a dynamic and professional person to the position of managing director who must be a “visionary leader and results oriented”.
Innocent Mavhunga is the current chief executive officer.
Air Zimbabwe is readying itself to re-launch regional and international flights at the end of March and the advertisement states that the airline will require a candidate with strong leadership who will ensure a professionally and profitably run business.
Last month the troubled airline engaged South African Airways (SAA) to carry out some maintenance check on one of its Airbus aircraft in preparation of the re-launch of suspended flights.
Air Zimbabwe closed down after it ran into financial troubles and losing passengers to reliable airlines in the region and internationally. A new candidate is expected to restore confidence to customers and grow the airline.
The advertisment also stressed the need for the candidate to have strong leadership skills and “ability to manage transformation in an extremely challenging airline industry”.
The airline also has plans to operate two of its Airbus aircraft on flights to Ghana, Mauritius, Kenya, Nigeria, Johannesburg, Dar es Salaam, Lubumbashi and Kinshasa. It will also operate one of its Boeing aircraft on flights into the German city of Munich and re-introduce the London-Harare flights, which were suspended in January last year.
The airline is also expected to take delivery of two planes from Embraer, a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer. The government, which is the majority shareholder for Air Zimbabwe, sealed the aircraft lease agreement deals last year.