Thursday, August 30, 2012

► MAURITIUS: Air Mauritius confirms Viljoen as CEO; appoints new Chairman.

Air MauritiusFollowing a meeting of the board of directors of Air Mauritius (MK), Appalsamy Thomas, the current Chairman of Mauritius Telecom, and Andre Viljoen were elected Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Mauritius respectively.

Andre Viljoen
Andre Viljoen (FM)
Viljoen was previously CEO of South African Airways from 2001 until 2004, before taking up the positionof Officer-in-Charge, Chief Finance Officer and Chief Information Officer at Air Mauritius. He joined the
company in April 2009. He was also Acting CEO of the Mauritian carrier until his confirmation today.

Air Mauritius has had a very turbulent record with its Chief Executive Officers in the past. Prior to Viljoen, the carrier had a series of seven CEOs, the last of whom, Soobhiraj Bungsraz, lasted just 69 days in his post before being dismissed.