Airlines Association of Southern Africa appoints Wrenelle Stander as CEO
The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) has appointed Wrenelle Stander has been appinted as chief executive officer, with effect from mid-July 2021.
- Stander takes over the reins from Chris Zweigenthal.
July 03, 2021: The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) has appointed Wrenelle Stander as chief executive officer, with effect from mid-July 2021.
Stander takes over the reins from Chris Zweigenthal who is retiring from the industry body he has served with distinction for over 19 years.
“Wrenelle, whose career includes extensive leadership experience in the public and private sectors of the air transport and energy industries as well as in the South African government, is the ideal choice to lead AASA and represent its members in its engagements on matters of common interest. As a former AASA chairperson, she is also familiar with the association and the kinds of issues it takes up,” said Zweigenthal
“Finding the sweet spot in the nexus between government and industry is the thread that has strung together my various roles in the energy and aviation industries and one that is crucial to the vital role that AASA fulfils in representing the air transport industry throughout the Southern African Development Community region,” explained Stander.
Prior to joining AASA, Stander held a number of key executive positions including CEO of Comair, managing director of South Africa’s Air Traffic Navigation Service (ATNS) and Sasol’s Gas business. Stander began her career in South Africa’s National Department of Transport where rose to become chief director aviation and maritime regulation and also served as deputy CEO of the SA Civil Aviation Authority.