Kenya Airways has appointed Clare Ward as the new Chief Information Officer (CIO) taking over from Kevin Kinyanjui who left the company in 2017.
In a statement on Tuesday, the national carrier's Group managing director and CEO Sebastian Mikosz said the appointment took effect on January 23.
Her appointment comes at a time when Kenya Airways is undergoing strategic changes in many fields and initiatives aimed at addressing internal efficiencies, industry alliances and improving customer experience.
“I am delighted to have Clare join our team. Her experience in this field is essential for Kenya Airways to effectively compete with regional careers in the fast and ever-changing environment of IT,” said Mr Mikosz.
Ms Ward has held various senior management roles with airlines and international aviation businesses such as British Airways, Etihad Airways, Dubai Airports and AlphaZetta prior to joining Kenya Airways.
During her tenure, she focused on shifting organisations from brick and mortar to digital driven, by creating and overseeing the execution of innovative strategies.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Biology, is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
Clare will be responsible for ensuring continuity and quality improvement of the systems and tools used daily by our employees.
Her appointment comes barely a few days after the national carrier made bids to manage operations at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in a restructuring plan aimed at aiding the airline’s recovery and boosting its revenues.