May 08, 2017: Sebastian Mikosz, a Polish citizen has been roped in as the new chief executive officer of Kenya Airways. Mikosz will take the position on June 1, 2017.

The new CEO brings with him two decades of executive management experience, which includes work for Poland’s flag carrier – LOT.

Mikosz is replacing Mbuvi Ngunze, who was in charge of the struggling airline for the last two years. Ngunze joined Kenya Airways is 2011 as the company’s CFO and took the CEO chair in the end of 2014, a difficult year for the company. After the first six months as the company’s top executive, he reported the worst loss in the carrier’s history. In the fiscal year that ended in March 2015, the company’s loss was $252 million. These figured dropped even lower, to $257 million, in March 2016.

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