Nor­we­gian An­der­sen takes over at KAA four months af­ter his ap­point­ment to the po­si­tion

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Nor­we­gian Jonny An­der­sen, who was on July 12 picked to head Kenya Air­ports Author­ity, took of­fice yes­ter­day. An­der­sen is the im­me­di­ate for­mer di­rec­tor of Na­tional Air­ports at Avi­nor AS, a state-owned firm that man­ages air­ports in Nor­way, with re­spon­si­bil­ity for seven state-owned air­port hubs. He was ap­pointed af­ter a com­pet­i­tive process fol­low­ing the sack­ing of Lucy Mbugua on June 26 last year. “This is a piv­otal time for KAA. Africa is ris­ing; and the whole world is look­ing at it as the next fron­tier for growth,” An­der­sen said. “I look for­ward to har­ness­ing this po­ten­tial to build pros­per­ity for the author­ity and the coun­try as a whole.” He said his tar­get is to “ef­fi­ciently de­liver safe and se­cure avi­a­tion ser­vices. At the cen­tre of our work will be peo­ple, strat­egy and ex­e­cu­tion”. An­der­sen re­places Ni­cholas Bodo who has been act­ing since July. “To­day, we open a new chap­ter and a fresh be­gin­ning for KAA. The man­age­ment and board of KAA aims to de­liver a world-class ex­pe­ri­ence to air­port users with zero tol­er­ance to graft,” KAA chair­man Julius Karangi said.

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Newly-ap­pointed Kenya Air­ports Author­ity CEO Jonny An­der­sen with chair­man Julius Karangi

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