The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has appointed Dr Engineer Elijah Chingosho as the new Director-General with effect from August 1.
In a statement, CAAZ board chairman Advocate Theophilus Gambe said Chingosho had the required experience. He said:
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Dr Eng Elijah Chingosho is an aviation leader with decades of experience in aircraft engineering, business turnaround, organisational business development, safety and security systems in aviation, aviation regulatory development and strategic management, and has led successful teams in the private, government and non-profit sectors.
Throughout his career in the aviation industry, he has established a strong record of success, which has put Zimbabwe on the African and indeed global aviation map.
Eng Chingosho said he was honoured to be appointed to serve as the CAAZ Director-General. He added:
With the support of the team at CAAZ, we will efficiently and professionally serve the fascinating aviation industry.
Chingosho is a former chief executive officer of the Nairobi-based African Airlines Association (AFRAA) and was the first person from within SADC to land such an important and prestigious post.
Prior to being the Secretary-General and CEO of the AFRAA, Dr Chingosho held several senior executive positions including AFRAA Director Safety, Technical and Training for nine years.
Before moving to Nairobi, he served as General Manager Engineering at Air Zimbabwe for three years.
Dr Chingosho is a retired Group Captain from the Air Force of Zimbabwe where he was Director of Engineering before joining Thabs Marketing, a private company based in Harare where he was the Projects Development Manager.
CAAZ falls under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development and is mandated to promote the safe, regular and efficient use and development of aviation inside and outside Zimbabwe.
Chingosho replaces Mrs Margaret Mantiziba who held the post in an acting capacity.
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