Ex-NIS boss joins Kenya Airways board


Former National Intelligence Service boss, Rtd Major General Michael Gichangi. PHOTO | FILE | NMG

Former spy chief, retired Major General Michael Gichangi, has been appointed as a non-executive director of Kenya Airways #ticker:KQ.

He joined the national carrier's board on Friday when the company held its annual general meeting during which non-executive directors Caroline Armstrong and Prof Paul Mwangi were also re-elected.

Maj-Gen Gichangi resigned as the director of the National Intelligence Service in 2014.

His appointment at KQ is in line with appointment of former top officials of security agencies to boards of parastatals and State-controlled firms.

The changes are only the latest management shakeup at the troubled carrier as it eyes a return to profitability.

The directors join a board headed by former Safaricom #ticker:SCOM chief executive Michael Joseph, who took the helm less than a year ago, replacing Dennis Awori.

KQ also picked Sebastian Mikosz, a Polish national, as the Group chief executive to replace Mbuvi Ngunze and lead recovery efforts at the airline.

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