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Green Africa Welcomes New Group Chief Financial Officer



Green Africa, Nigeria's Lagos-based value airline, has announced the appointment of Kiran Koteshwar as its new Group Chief Financial Officer effective from September 2020.


Koteshwar is a seasoned industry leader with broad experience in a complex market and joins Green Africa's dedicated leadership as the company moves closer to launch.


Kiran Koteshwar has 22 years of experience in aviation with vast knowledge in building and scaling a value airline in a challenging market. He was most recently the Chief Financial Officer at SpiceJet – India's second largest value airline.


Kiran was highly instrumental in the successful turnaround of SpiceJet and was also involved in two major funding exercises for the airline.


Before joining SpiceJet, Kiran Koteshwar played a key role in launching GoAir where he held several commercial and financial leadership positions.


According to Babawande Afolabi, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Koteshwar will bring onboard an extensive leadership experience that will be invaluable to building Green Africa into a major industry success story.


Kiran Koteshwar says he’s inspired by the Green Africa story and excited by its scope as he looks forward to joining hands with other team members to deliver on this unique journey.


Green Africa is a new airline based in Lagos, Nigeria. The new airline will offer safe, reliable and affordable air travel to a much broader group of customers in Nigeria and the African continent.


The airline recently placed an order for 50 Airbus A220-300s and is currently going through the AOC certification process with the NCAA.

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