Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen on Tuesday, May 30, announced the appointment of Lucy Wanjiku Mbugua to serve as one of the leaders of an international civil aviation body.
In her new role, Wanjiku will serve as the Regional Director for the Eastern and Southern African Office at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The CS revealed, in a statement, that the appointment was made by the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization in concurrence with the Kenyan government.
“Ministry of Roads and Transport is pleased to announce the appointment of Lucy Wanjiku Mbugua as the Regional Director, the Eastern and Southern African Office at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
“Her expertise and strategic leadership have helped streamline aviation transport operations and molded sustainable operations for Kenya’s air transport,” stated the CS.
In her new role as ICAO regional director, Wanjiku will be in charge of the Eastern and Southern Africa Office primarily responsible for maintaining continuous liaison with the 24 States to which it is accredited.
“Ms. Wanjiku’s appointment to such a reputable global aviation body is great news for the country’s growth and development in the aviation and transport sector,” Murkomen noted.
Murkomen praised Wanjiku's 25 years of experience in civil aviation noting that she holds a Master’s in Aviation Strategy and has held leadership roles in the industry including serving as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at the Kenya Airports Authority.
The new appointee also served as head of Marketing and Revenue Management at Kenya Airways as well as holding roles on Airports Council International (ACI) World Standing Committees of Economics and Environment.
After unveiling her name to the public, Murkomen explained that Kenya was committed to discharging its obligations to ICAO in line with the provisions of the Chicago Convention.
He added that Kenya will continue playing a leading role in furthering ICAO’s strategic goal of ensuring an efficient, safe, secure and sustainable global aviation industry.