George appointed manager of Walvis Bay airport

22 Feb 2016 13:30pm
WINDHOEK, 22 FEB (NAMPA) – The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) has appointed Chrizelda Natasha George as the airport manager of the Walvis Bay International Airport effective from 08 February 2016.
A media statement issued by the NAC on Monday said George has eight years’ experience in civil aviation, which includes working as a commercial pilot; in air traffic operations; airport certification and surveillance; and in the approval of airport manuals and safety management systems.
George, 29, worked for the International Civil Aviation Organisation as a senior aerodrome (airport) inspector from January 2015 and primarily assisted with the implementation of the Namibia aviation regulatory provisions related to the operation and licensing of aerodromes and heliports.
She also worked for the Directorate of Civil Aviation between September 2011 and December 2014 as an aerodrome inspector, and as an air traffic controller before becoming an inspector.
George was quoted as saying her appointment is another opportunity for her to grow in her career. She said the challenges that await encourage her to work hard and “plant seeds of success”.
“My experiences from being a regulator will come in handy and I’m sure with all the necessary support, we can deliver for Namibia’s prosperity,” she said.
George will be reporting to strategic executive Leonard Shipuata, who heads Business Unit Two at the NAC, which includes the Walvis Bay International, Ondangwa as well as the Eros, Rundu, Katima Mulilo, Keetmanshoop and Lüderitz airports.
Also quoted in the statement was NAC Chief Executive Officer Tamer El-Kallawi, who said: “We are excited about having her on our management team. She has over the years proven to be a reliable person and we are confident she can add value to our operations, especially at the Walvis Bay International Airport”.