The General Assembly: 

The highest policy making body of the Association is the Annual General Assembly composed of Chief Executives of member airlines. The Annual General Assembly is presided over by the President of the Association. Mr. Somas Appavou, Chief Executive Officer of Air Mauritius, is the President of the Association for 2019. In this capacity, Mr. Appavou and Air Mauritius will host the 51st AGA in Mauritius from 10 – 12 November in 2019.

Mr. Somas Appavou

2019 President of AFRAA and CEO of Air Mauritius

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee, composed of 11 members elected on a sub-regional basis among Chief Executives and ex-officio members with voting rights who are members of the IATA Board of Governors, exercises executive authority. Its function is to ensure supervision of the affairs, funds and property of the Association and formulation and determination of policies within the framework of Articles of Association, By-Laws and Resolutions adopted by the General Assembly.

The Executive Committee membership for 2019 is as follows:

Ms. Yvonne Makolo

Chief Executive Officer - RwandAir

Chairman of the Executive Committee

Mr. Desire Balazire Bantu

Chief Executive Officer - Congo Airways

1st Vice Chairman

Mr. Sebastian Mikosz

Chief Executive Officer - Kenya Airways

2nd Vice Chairman

Mr. Tewolde Gebremariam

Chief Executive Officer

Ethiopian Airlines

Capt. Ahmed Adel

Group Chairman

EgyptAir Holding Company

Mr. Njipendi Kuotu Louis Georges

Chief Executive Officer


Ms Amal Mint Maouloud

Chief Executive Officer

Mauritania Airlines

Mr. Abdelhamid Addou

Chief Executive Officer

Royal Air Maroc

Mr. Ilyes Mnakbi

Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Somas Appavou

Chief Executive Officer

Air Mauritius

Mr. Xavier Masule

Ag. Chief Executive Officer

Air Namibia

Mr. Joseph Makonise

Chief Executive Officer

Air Zimbabwe

The Secretariat

The Secretariat serves as the administrative, co-ordination and research centre for the Association. It is headed by a Secretary General who is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the Association. In carrying out his duties, he is supported by a staff of four senior officers.


Mr. Abderahmane Berthé

Secretary General


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