- Chidozie Uzoezie
Ethiopian Group CEO Honored with Air Cargo Leadership Award
Ethiopian Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam has been awarded the Air Cargo Leadership Award in the Airline Strategy Awards ceremony organized by Flight Global in London on 27 September 2021.
The Airline Strategy Awards is launched by Airline Business to recognize excellence in boardroom leadership and awarded Group CEO of Ethiopian, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam and Ethiopian Airlines for the commendable air cargo leadership during the pandemic.
The award is in recognition of the airline's agile strategies during the COVID 19 crisis through the CEO’s excellence in crisis leadership. Among the key criteria for the award are business performance, network strategy, innovative thinking during the crisis.
Ethiopian is among the pioneers in reconfiguring its passenger aircraft to enhance its cargo capacity and responding to the soaring demand for shipments when the passenger business declined.
The air cargo leadership category of Airline Strategy Awards is for the chief executive or management team that has demonstrated excellence in leading a cargo carrier or cargo business unit during the Covid-19 crisis.
This category applies to all types of air-cargo carriers and businesses – including scheduled, charter, ACMI/wet-lease, and integrator, whether they are operating independently, as a dedicated air-cargo business, or as a freight division of a passenger airline group.
Ethiopian Airlines shipped essential medical supplies across the globe and received recognition from international organizations such as the WFP for its efficiency.
Ethiopian also distributed more than 50 million doses of vaccine to different countries. The airline didn’t just perform well in the cargo business but its role in providing humanitarian service has been appreciated.