South African-born businessman Michael Joseph has been offered a three –year term extension to serve as Chairman of national courier Kenya Airways (KQ). The extension will bring his total tenure at the helm of KQ to more than nine years, since his appointment in 2016.
His re-election was made by shareholders during the group’s 46th Annual General meeting. He was also appointed to the group’s board of directors alongside John Ngumi and Angus Clarke.
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Michael serves in various boards including Vodacom Group South Africa, Safaricom Plc and MFS Africa. Under his leadership, KQ was named Africa’s Leading Airline at the World Travel Awards in 2020.
KQ currently has flights to 42 destinations worldwide, 35 of which are in Africa, transporting over 4 million passengers annually. Its primary businesses include passenger transportation, cargo transportation, vacation management, ground handling, aeronautical maintenance and aviation training.