Kenya Airways has announced the appointment of Sebastian Mikosz as group managing director and CEO with effect from June 1, 2017. He takes over from Mbuvi Ngunze who resigned in November 2016 after a turbulent two-year stint at the helm of the airline.
Mbuvi had announced that he would step down in the first quarter of 2017, but Kenya Airways had asked him to stay until a successor was identified.
Sebastian Mikosz who will be in Kenya from next week has previously served as the CEO of LOT Polish Airlines twice. Mikosz had resigned as CEO of LOT Polish Airlines in September 2010 and was reappointed to the position in February 2013 until August 2015 where he resigned after the Polish government delayed the flag carrier’s privatization process.
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Sebastian Mikosz as the Group Managing Director and CEO with effect from June 1, 2017. He has over 20 years of professional experience in executive management both in private and public sector. He has been the CEO of eSky.pl, the leading Central European Online Travel Agent, President and Chief Executive Officer of LOT Polish Airlines, one of the oldest airlines in the world – a position he held twice including an in depth turnaround of the company including leading to first positive results in many years.” Kenya Airways Chairman Michael Joseph said in a statement.
Sebastian is 44 and is a graduate of the prestigious Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris with majors in economics and finance. He is a fluent speaker of French and English. He is married and has three sons. His passion is aviation.