Yvonne Manzi Makolo
Chief Executive Officer, RwandAir Ltd
Chair-Elect, IATA Board of Governors
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Yvonne Manzi Makolo started her career in aviation in 2017 as RwandAir’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer in Charge of Corporate Affairs. Her responsibilities included the strategic development and policy formulation of the airline to meet shareholder and regulatory requirements. Today, RwandAir Ltd is one of the fastest growing airlines in Africa with a fleet of 12 aircraft serving 28 destinations in Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
As Chief Executive Officer, Yvonne has led the airline to greater heights by focusing on setting strategic priorities to reinforce the airlines’ position in the market through network expansion, operational safety and advanced customer experience. Under her leadership, she also focused on inclusion and diversity by managing effective changes to the culture and policies of the airline as well increasing women representation in underrepresented roles.
Yvonne brought 11 years of commercial expertise to her current role after working with the telecommunication company MTN Rwanda as the Chief Marketing Officer and briefly as the Acting Chief Executive Officer.
Yvonne will become Chair of the IATA Board Governors in June 2023. She is the first woman to hold the position. She also serves as the 1st Vice Chairperson of the AFRAA Executive Committee.
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