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Kenya's Jambojet Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

Nairobi-based, Kenya’s only low cost carrier Jambojet, has appointed Karanja Ndegwa, as its Chief Financial Officer with effect from June 1, 2016.

“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 joined Jambojet in 2014 as the Head of Finance, and was responsible for setting up the finance department.

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.

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.


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