Lucy Wanjiku Mbugua, former Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) Managing Director has been appointed as the Regional Director for the Eastern and Southern African Office at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen announced on Tuesday that the appointment of Lucy Wanjiku Mbugua as the Regional Director for the Eastern and Southern African Office at the International Civil Aviation Organization was made by the Secretary General of the organization in consultation with the Kenyan government.
Mbugua is an experienced aviation professional, with over 25 years of experience in civil aviation. She holds a Master’s degree in Aviation Strategy and has held leadership roles in the industry including CEO/Managing Director at the Kenya Airports Authority, Head of Marketing and Revenue Management at Kenya Airways and served on Airports Council International (ACI) World Standing Committees of Economics and Environment.
CS Murkomen commented on the appointment, stating, “Her expertise and strategic leadership have helped streamline aviation transport operations and moulded sustainable operations for Kenya’s air transport. Mbugua’s appointment to such a reputable global aviation body is great news for the country’s growth and development in the aviation and transport sector. It lays the foundation for further breakthroughs within our transport sector and opens the door to further recognition of our efforts to innovate and revolutionise air transport for economic transformation.”
The Eastern and Southern Africa Office within ICAO is mainly responsible for maintaining continuous liaison with the 24 States to which it is accredited with the Regional Director serving as the Representative of the Secretary-General to the accredited states in the region.