Top Air Namibia executive resigns

16 March 2020 | Transport

Air Namibia has announced that its general manager of commercial services, Xavier Swaniso Masule, has resigned with effect from 10 April.

The process to recruit his replacement will commence soon, the airline said.

“In the interim, the airline will find a suitable person to act in that position, to enable a smooth handover process,” Air Namibia said in a statement issued by spokesman Paul Nakawa on Friday.

“Since joining Air Namibia in 1998, Masule has been a valuable member of our team and his contributions have been vital to the airline's success.” Masule held various management positions at Air Namibia. His first position at the airline was assistant manager: management accountant. Two years down the line, he was promoted to the position of manager: corporate finance during the year 2000 - a position he served in for two years. He briefly left and rejoined the airline in 2004, serving in the position of senior manager: finance.

In the year 2007, he was appointed as business development executive and in 2010 as general manager commercial services, a position he held until his resignation.

From the period, March 2020 to mid-February 2020, Masule served as the Interim CEO of the national airline. “I have enjoyed my work, grew in my career, met diverse people from various backgrounds and cultures, and have seen the airline grow from strength to strength,” Masule said in brief, reflecting on his 20-year career at Air Namibia.

Air Namibia acting CEO Elia Erastus said: “On behalf of everyone at Air Namibia, I would like to wish Mr Masule the best of success with his future endeavours.”

ELLANIE SMIT

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