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Speakers

Our Speakers are key influencers in the African aviation industry.

Members of our speaking faculty are chosen for their industry knowledge, experience and the insight they offer to progress African aviation.

If you would like to be considered to be part of the speaking faculty for 2024, please contact Jon Howell

Our 2024 Speakers:

The Honourable John Mutorwa

Deputy Prime Minister of Namibia

Nelly Alandou

Consultant

NACO

Oeliarisoa Andriamasoandro

Head of Real Estate

Ravinala Airports

Carlos Pimentel Araújo

Board Member

SGA

Nick Ashton

Global Airline Lead

Protect Group

Achma Asokan

Group Chief Executive Officer

AirlinePros

Bronwen Auret

Chief Quality Assurance Officer

South African Tourism

Jenifer Bamutaraki

Chief Executive Officer

Uganda Airlines

Bernd Bauer

Chief Executive Officer

Discover Airlines

Kwame Bekoe

Commercial Director

Zero

Kojo Bentum-Williams

Senior Expert, Communications in Africa

UN Tourism

Abderahmane Berthe

Secretary General

African Airlines Association (AFRAA)

Hilka Birns

Aviation Journalist

ch-aviation

Sylvain Bosc

Former CCO

SAA and Fastjet

Tristan Brouard

AVP - Asset Management

ACC Aviation

Hilton Carty

Managing Director

Aperture Properties

Jillian Blackbeard

Chief Executive Officer

Africa's Eden

Andre Compion

Managing Director

FlyNamibia

Gavin Eccles

Consulting Partner, Aviation and Tourism Development

AirlinePros International

Joep Ellers

Airline Marketing Director for Africa

Airbus

Rodger Foster

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Airlink

Sanjeev Gadhia

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Astral Aviation

Deepak Garg

Senior Manager Business Development - Middle East & Africa (Aircraft)

SITA

Martin Gitonga

Head of Network Planning and Alliances

Kenya Airways

Kirby Gordon

Chief Marketing Officer

FlySafair

Basil Gygax

Head of Customer Finance - EMEA

Embraer

Raphael Haddad

President

Jetcraft Commercial Limited

Tim Harris

Partner

Helm Growth Advisors

Jon Howell

CEO and Founder

AviaDev

Joao Jorge

former Director General

LAM Mozambique

Unoviua Kaereho

AviaDev Ambassador

Tatenda Karuwa

Aviation Journalist

Simple Flying

Khangi Khoza

CEO

Swissport South Africa Pty Ltd

Capt. Gilbert Kibe

Consultant

Air Transport Consulting Limited

Tom Kok

Director

AviAssist Foundation

Marcel Langeslag

Director Aviation Africa

NACO

Geert Lemaire

Market Intelligence and Consulting Director

Airbus

Thato Matsha

Aviation Finance Consultant

Investec

Sean Mendis

Director

SeanMendis.com

Dr Bao Rasebolai Mosinyi

Chief Executive Officer

Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana

Anvar Mullabekov

CEO

AI12

Nowel Ngala

Board Member - Chief Commercial Officer

TAAG Angola Airlines

Richard Ortega

Commercial Director for EMEA and APAC

Kiu System Solutions

Tom Perkins

Chief Executive Officer

NavPass

Kephas Phiri

Director Commercial Services

Zambia Airports Corporation

Zoe Rajohnson

Commercial and Marketing Director

Ravinala Airports

Rampa Rammopo

Chief Executive Officer

Lanseria International Airport

Natalia Rosa

Tourism Project Lead

SADC Business Council

Tangeni Shakumu

Director

Namibian Aviation Training Academy (NATA)

Tuli Shivute

AviaDev Ambassador

Dainius Staniulis

Chief Commercial Officer

Avion Express

Jason Sutcliffe

Marketing Director – Middle East, Africa & Central Asia

Rolls Royce

Errol Taylor

Head of Asset Management: Industrial

Growthpoint

Moritz Thompson

Investment Director

African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)

Tebogo Tsimane

Interim Chief Commercial Officer

South African Airways (SAA)

Nangula Uaandja

Chief Executive Officer

Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board

Bisey Uirab

Chief Executive Officer

Namibia Airports Company

Martin Jansen van Vuuren

Economist and Tourism Development Advisor

I and M Futureneer Advisors Pty Ltd

Garnet Van Der Walt

Director

EDS Engineering Design Services (Pty) Ltd

Alex Vidal

Business Development and Market Intelligence

Modalis

Judy Waruiru

Regional Managing Director

Network International

Girma Wake

Industry Expert

AviaDev Patron

Mark Wilkinson

Director

Cape Winelands Airport