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Jambojet appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Low cost carrier keen on expanding operations in current destinations to promote local tourism and aid county-based businesses


24th June 2016

Jambojet, the country’s only low cost carrier, has appointed Karanja Ndegwa, as its Chief Financial Officer.

“Ndegwa has been promoted to augment the team as we scale up operations in our current destinations to promote local tourism, to aid county based businesses, as well as prepare to takeoff into new destinations across the region,” Jambojet CEO Willem Hondius said on Friday.

“Ndegwa is not new in this business. He joined Jambojet in 2014 as the Head of Finance, and was responsible for setting up the finance department, said Hondius.

The appointment was effected on June 1, 2016.

Ndegwa previously worked for Kenya Airways for eight years where he held several positions including Manager Revenue Accounting. During his stay at Kenya Airways, Ndegwa was the Revenue Accounting Manager at Subsidiary Precision Air, in Tanzania. Ndegwa is an economics and statistics graduate from the University of Nairobi as well as a Certified Public accountant.

“We are fortunate and excited that Ndegwa has joined the Jambojet team as he brings a wealth of experience and understanding of the airline industry which will greatly strengthen our team as we continue to build a world class, low cost air transportation network,” Hondius said.

On his part Ndegwa said: "I am delighted to be taking up this role at Jambojet at this very exciting stage of the carrier’s journey, I am looking forward to continue working with the team as we seek to deliver convenient and affordable air transport in this market.”

In the two years of operation, the no-frills low cost brand of Kenya Airways has achieved undeniable business growth; increased numbers of routes from four to seven, increased frequency of flights due to fleet expansion and having have flown over one million passengers.