Air Zimbabwe, is again searching for a new boss following the sacking of Captain Ripton Muzenda.


Air Zimbabwe said it is “looking for an experienced and strategic thinking executive to oversee the organisation’s core operations and systems”.

“This is an aviation specialised command job requiring an overall operational responsibility for all airline’s core operations.” The ideal candidate is expected to providing strategic direction to the organisation; implement the airline’s vision, mission and objectives; coordinate its business activities and provide strong leadership that ensures the business is run professionally and profitably.

The new CEO is also expected to grow “the business through forging strategic links and partnerships, (and) establishing strong corporate governance culture within the organisation”. Air Zimbabwe is looking forward to recruiting a holder of a relevant first degree, aviation industry professional qualifications, at least 10 years managerial experience of which five years must have been at senior management level in the airline industry.

Transport Minister Joram Gumbo said :“There is nothing wrong about people losing their jobs if there is a problem. I know very well about what happened with Ripton Muzenda, but I don’t want to talk about someone’s life in public because he still has some dignity to maintain. What I know is that he had his own problems about the turnaround and the timelines, which he had been given by which to do certain things . . .

“So there were talks between him and the board until such a time that they censured him and then they agreed to part ways with him amicably because there were issues on the targets the board wanted him to meet.”



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