Karanja Ndegwa has assumed the chief executive role of Jambojet with immediate effect following a confirmation by the airline’s board on Thursday.
Ndegwa has been Jambojet’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in an acting capacity since April 2020 following the appointment of former CEO Allan Kilavuka who moved to head Kenya Airways.
“Since taking over as acting Managing Director, Mr. Ndegwa has successfully steered the business, ensuring stability, continuity and growth amid the Covid-19 pandemic which has significantly affected the Aviation Industry. Through his leadership, we are confident that he is best suited to take the airline to the next level in terms of growth and sustainability,” said Vincent Rague, Jambojet Chairman.
Karanja Ndegwa is a graduate of Economics and Statistics from the University of Nairobi as well as a Certified Public Accountant.
He has a wealth of experience in financial planning and reporting, airline business/commercial strategy, capacity building, strategic management and revenue management, having spent over 20 years in various leadership roles within the Airline Industry
Prior to joining Jambojet in 2014, he worked at Kenya Airways in various capacities which saw him rise to become KQ’s manager for Revenue Accounting.
He served as the Head of Finance at Jambojet, before being appointed the Chief Financial Officer of the airline in 2016.
Ndegwa has been instrumental to Jambojet growth, setting up the finance organization during Jambojet’s inception and has been involved in strategy development and implementation.