Uganda Airlines has appointed Jennifer Bamuturaki as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Ms Bamuturaki has been serving as interim CEO for more than a year after the firm suspended and later fired former CEO Cornwell Muleya, over allegations of corruption and mismanagement.
Ms Bamuturaki, who has over 30 years’ experience as a marketing consultant in the airline, hospitality and travel industries, earlier worked as the airlines commercial director when it had just resumed operations in 2019.
In April 2021, she was appointed as acting CEO.
Jennifer Bamuturaki has been credited for pushing for additional routes to the airline’s network including Dubai, London, Guangzhou and other regional routes.
Ms Bamuturaki formerly worked under the commercial department of the defunct Air Uganda for seven years and as a country manager for the East African Airlines.