The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has appointed Elijah Chingosho as the new director general with effect from August 1.
Chingosho is a former chief executive officer of Nairobi-based African Airlines Association (AFRAA). Prior to being the CEO of AFRAA, Chingosho held several senior executive positions including AFRAA director safety, technical and training for nine years.
Before moving to Nairobi, Chingosho was the general manager engineering at Air Zimbabwe for three years.
He is a retired group captain from the Airforce of Zimbabwe where he was director of engineering.
“Dr Engineer (Elijah) Chingosho is an aviation leader with decades of experience in aircraft engineering, business turnaround, organizational business development, safety and security systems in aviation, aviation regulatory development and strategic management and has led successful teams in the private, government and non-profit sectors,” CAAZ board chairman Theophilas Gambe said in a statement.
Gambe said throughout his career in the aviation industry, Chingosho has established a strong record of success, which has put Zimbabwe on the African and indeed global aviation map.
“This experience gives him good stead at the CAAZ as he steers the transformation of the organization into a regional hub of world class aviation services while achieving its objectives under the National Development Strategy 1,” Gambe said.
CAAZ has been without a substantive director general for some months after the previous incumbent’s exit.
‘I am honoured to have been appointed to serve this important organization and continue actively working to develop the aviation industry in Zimbabwe,” Chingosho said.