May 26, 2015, 11:57am
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The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) Board of Directors hereby announces the appointment of Mr. Tamer El-Kallawi as the Chief Executive Officer (Accountable Manager and Compliance Officer in terms of the Namibia Civil Aviation Regulations), effective 01 June 2015.


Tamer El-Kallawi is a Namibian Citizen, who is vastly experienced in Airport Management having been involved with NAC in the following portfolios,


1.     Acting CEO since November 2012 till to date

2.     GM: Finance, Administration & IT (June 2012 - May 2015).

3.     Served as a Director - NAC Board of Directors and Chairperson of the Audit Committee in July 2008 to April 2009

4.     GM: Finance, Administration & IT in 2007


During his tenure as Acting CEO, Mr. El-Kallawi has spearheaded a vigorous transformation agenda which has resulted in vast improvements in safety and security of airport management as well as employee relations. The Turnaround Strategy that is currently being implemented is the brainchild of Mr. El-Kallawi.

"As NAC opens this new chapter, the NAC Board is confident that Mr. El-Kallawi will lead the company forward," said Ndeuhala Katonyala, Chairperson of the NAC Board of Directors. "He has a proven ability to create strategic clarity, drive innovation and growth, ensure disciplined execution, and deliver results. We believe that his passion for aviation will help ensure that NAC continues to deliver world-class airports development and management," Katonyala adds.

Mr. El-Kallawi, a Chartered Accountant by profession with vast leadership experience in Namibia, is excited about his new role as CEO of NAC.

"I am grateful to have been asked to take this role, and excited about the possibilities that lie in our future," says El-Kallawi. “NAC, our world-class aviation assets combined with the incredible talent and passion of the NAC team provide us with a unique opportunity to shape the future of airport management. I look forward to seeing through the implementation of the company’s strategic plan as we develop and manage eight national airports to the best of our abilities as well as drive sustainable and profitable growth for years to come.”