Uganda Airlines has named Jennifer Bamuturaki as its new chief executive officer.
Ms. Bamuturaki has served as interim CEO for more than a year after the company suspended former CEO Cornwell Muleya and several board members and later has laid off some staff over allegations of corruption and mismanagement.
Ms. Bamuturaki is now tasked with leading the recently redesigned national airline to greater heights in crowded East African skies.
On April 5, July A letter to the chairman of the airlines’ board of directors, the country’s Minister of Works and Transport, General Katumba Wamala, says that Ms. Bamuturaki has been appointed as the airline’s principal CEO.
Gen Wamala said the policy to appoint Ms. Bamuturaki as the airline’s chief executive came from President Yoweri Museveni in April.
Ms. Bamuturaki, who is more than 30 yrs With years of experience as a marketing consultant in the aviation, hospitality and travel industries, she previously worked as the airline’s commercial director when it had just resumed operations in 2019 but was ousted by the board for alleged underperformance.
She was appointed acting CEO in April 2021.
She was credited with pushing for additional routes to the airline’s network, including Dubai, London, Guangzhou and other regional routes.
Ms. Bamuturaki worked previously spent seven years in the commercial division of the defunct Air Uganda and as Country Manager for East African Airlines.