Chief Executive Officer

Windhoek
negotiable Expires in 1 month

JOB DETAIL

Would You Like To Be A Chief Executive Officer For Air Namibia?

About This Vacancy

Air Namibia, the national airline of Namibia, is implementing its focused revival strategy to steer the company on the path of growth and success. The airline requires a highly experienced, dynamic and passionate professional with strong operational, financial and commercial acumen to be hired as a full time Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on contract basis for a period of five (5) years or such shorter period as the board may determine. The CEO position shall be the focal position to implement the turnaround strategy for the national carrier.

The ideal candidate is required to share a passion for reshaping Air Namibia and bring it to stand in the league of major national airlines. The selected person shall be required to develop and lead a major change management program to address Air Namibia’s financial, operational, commercial and cultural turn-around, including guiding and motivating its employees to deliver their best performance, as a team. The successful candidate will also be expected to have excellent people management and communication skills with a ‘can do’ attitude.

Job Functions Executive Management
Industries Aviation
Specifications
  • Proven ability to effectively lead and inspire large, diverse teams
  • Proven track record of honesty, integrity, courage and strong work ethic
  • Ability to think and act strategically and set strategic direction
  • Strong operational and business acumen
  • Customer centric with a passion for service excellence
  • Resilient individual with the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to solve problems and make effective decisions especially when under pressure
  • Effective communicator who is able to communicate at all levels
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and maintain professional relationships / networks
Requirements
Formal qualifications

Possess, at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Aviation/Business/Commerce/Finance.

Experience

  • Minimum 15 years of working experience preferably in the aviation sector (including aircraft operations / aircraft acquisition / aircraft sales, induction & upgrade) in reputable airline / aviation business with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a management position, and five (5) at an executive management position in a relevant profession.
  • Proven hands-on experience of dealing with major and diverse stakeholders (including government, regulators, external authorities, third parties and bodies, such as aircraft’s OEMs and personnel of various specialities)
  • Proven experience in successfully turning around a distressed business or department.
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